Business Excellence Awards Finalists

The finalists in the 2022 Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards have been announced and a Blantyre based business is amongst them.

Four finalists in each of 10 categories were chosen from a record number of entries for the annual awards, which celebrates the success and achievements of Lanarkshire businesses.

“Know-It”, based in Blantyre is up for an Innovation award. The awards are hosted by South and North Lanarkshire Councils and sponsored this year by Albert Bartlett.

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner at Motherwell Concert Hall on Friday 2 September, hosted by actor and broadcaster Grant Stott.

This year’s finalists are:

Lanarkshire’s Best Business (0-10 employees), sponsored by Clyde Gateway

  • GUHP Ltd, East Kilbride
  • Invent Design Build, East Kilbride
  • Murray Landscapes Ltd, Motherwell
  • Sanondaf Ltd, Coatbridge

Lanarkshire’s Best Business (11-50 employees), sponsored by City Facilities

  • DMG Services Group Ltd, Bellshill
  • Equi’s Ice Cream, Hamilton
  • Evolution Fasteners (UK) Ltd, Rutherglen
  • Pest Solutions, Hamilton

Lanarkshire’s Best Business (51+ employees), sponsored by UKSE

  • EJ Parker Technical Services, Uddingston
  • Policy Expert, Motherwell
  • Procast Group, Strathaven
  • R&W Scott, Carluke

Lanarkshire’s Innovation in Business Award, sponsored by LESL

  • Know-It, Blantyre
  • Novosound, Newhouse
  • Sanondaf Ltd, Coatbridge
  • Theraplay Ltd, East Kilbride

Lanarkshire’s Best Family Business, sponsored by Masonry Solutions Ltd

  • Clyde Windows and Construction Ltd, Larkhall
  • MGB Services Ltd, Airdrie
  • Equi’s Ice Cream, Hamilton
  • The Power Within Training & Development, Bellshill

Lanarkshire’s Best New Business, sponsored by Business Gateway Lanarkshire

  • CM Electrical Services (Scotland) Ltd, Motherwell
  • JKL Care Services, Hamilton
  • Omni Interior Solutions Ltd, Law
  • Steak and Still Farm Shop, Forth

Lanarkshire’s Employer of the Year, sponsored by North Lanarkshire’s Working and South Lanarkshire Works 4 U

  • Antibody Analytics, Motherwell
  • Clyde Valley Housing Association, Motherwell
  • Logos Logistics Ltd, East Kilbride
  • Volvo Construction Equipment Haulers Ltd, Motherwell

Excellence in Customer Service, sponsored by Visit Scotland

  • Clyde Valley Housing Association, Motherwell
  • Pest Solutions, Hamilton
  • Policy Expert, Motherwell
  • Strachan & Kemp Commercial Services, East Kilbride

Lanarkshire Community Impact Award, sponsored by Morgan Sindall

  • Glenboig Development Trust, Glenboig
  • Larkhall & District Volunteer Group, Larkhall
  • Motherwell FC Community Trust, Motherwell
  • The Swan, Banton

Journey to Net Zero Award, sponsored by Developing the Young Workforce Lanarkshire

  • ACS Clothing Ltd, Motherwell
  • GMD Properties Ltd, East Kilbride
  • Procast Energy Services Ltd, Strathaven

Councillor Robert Brown, the Chair of Community and Enterprise Resources at South Lanarkshire Council, said: “The huge response for entries is not only testimony to how highly regarded these awards are held within our business community, it is also a reflection on the vitality and resolution of the companies out there as they continue to pull away from the problems being faced by everyone during these problematic times.

“Both Lanarkshire councils have always been so impressed by the resolve and determination to succeed by our local businesses.

“It is the innovation and flexibility of local businesses which will lead the sustainable economic recovery we urgently need to see in Lanarkshire, having the skills to deliver in a fast changing environment. Our two councils will support local companies in every way we can.”

Giving the vote of thanks at the event, North Lanarkshire Council Leader Jordan Linden said: “Congratulations to all our finalists. I have been enormously impressed by the quality of this year’s submissions and the levels of innovation and enterprise.

“These are tough times for many in our communities, with a cost of living crisis and the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and I know it is particularly challenging for businesses. The way businesses have responded to the unique circumstances of the pandemic and adapted, in that context, to not only continue, but also develop and grow is truly exceptional.

“Looking to the future, I would like to assure you that whatever the size of your business, your offering or whether you operate from your home, a shed, office block or factory floor – here in Lanarkshire we want to work with you and provide the support you need to achieve your objective and fulfill your potential.

“That is why both North and South Lanarkshire Councils are investing in facilities and services, working tirelessly to bring new companies to the area, providing support to businesses with recruitment and skills, and boosting the local economy to continue its positive growth.”

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