Renfrewshire Chamber is delighted to announce the 2016 shortlist for their annual business awards, the ROCCO’s. Established for over a decade, the ROCCO’s are the premier business event in Renfrewshire and are this year sponsored by Paisley 2021. 16 winners will be announced at the ceremony hosted by ROCCO regular Fred MacAulay (18th November at the Normandy Hotel in Renfrew).


Commenting on the awards – Chamber chief executive Bob Grant said “thank you to all the organisations that entered, this year has been a record for entries. As always the standard of entry was high so I know many people that are not shortlisted will be disappointed – we hope you will consider entering again next year. 14 of the 16 awards will require the shortlisted organisations to present to our judging panels w/c 24th Oct at the Chamber Business Centre, Glasgow Airport”.

Audrey Cumberford Renfrewshire Chamber President and on right Jean Cameron Paisley2021 Bid Director

The full shortlist is:

ROCCO Award for Excellence in Customer Services sponsored by the Scottish Leather Group:
• Glasgow Airport
• intu Braehead
• Spectrum Service Solutions

ROCCO Award for Enterprise in Education sponsored by the University of the West of Scotland:
• A & D Logistics
• DirectDevitt Comedy Management & Productions CIC
• Rolls-Royce plc

ROCCO Award for Innovation & Technology sponsored by Hillington Park:
• Roll-Royce plc
• University of the West of Scotland
• Voice Technologies Ltd

ROCCO Award for Excellence in Manufacturing (sponsorship available):
• Diageo
• NCT Leather Ltd & WJ & W Lang Ltd
• Rolls-Royce plc

ROCCO Award for International Trade sponsored by Glasgow Airport:
• Angelwax
• Bridge of Weir Leather Company Ltd
• Redrock Automation

Invest in Renfrewshire ROCCO Award sponsored by Invest in Renfrewshire / Renfrewshire Council:
• Blend Coffee Lounge
• I Am Me Scotland
• Mirren Park School

ROCCO Award for Most Promising New Business sponsored by Business Gateway:
• Air and Cargo Services (Scotland) Limited
• My Hair Guru
• PowerTek

ROCCO Award for Family Business of the Year sponsored by the Malcolm Group:
• Pandamonium
• Spectrum Service Solutions
• Stafffinders

ROCCO Award for Young Business Person of the Year sponsored by West College Scotland:
• Anna Devitt – DirectDevitt Comedy Management
• David Montgomery – Media Monty
• Fraser Gordon – Detailing Factory Ltd

ROCCO Award for Employer of the Year sponsored by Rolls Royce:
• Boston Networks
• Doosan Babcock
• intu Braehead

ROCCO Award for Community Champion of the Year sponsored by Engage Renfrewshire & RBS:
• Active Communities
• ROAR (Reaching Older Adults in Renfrewshire)
• Thermo Fisher Scientific

ROCCO Award for Outstanding Business 5 or less staff sponsored by intu Braehead:
• ATOZ Distribution Ltd
• Cofficent Ltd
• Kenneth Keegan Independent Funeral Directors

ROCCO Award for Outstanding Business >5 & <25 staff sponsored by Renfrewshire Council:
• Bell Fire & Security Ltd
• Braehead Clan
• PowerTek

ROCCO Award for Outstanding Business >25 staff sponsored by Clyde Marine Training:
• Acre Industrial and Cleaning Services Ltd
• BMI Healthcare – National Enquiry Centre
• Glasgow Airport
ROCCO Award for Business Leader of the Year sponsored by Diageo, shortlisted nominations are:

·         Sara Speirs  – MD Spectrum Service Solutions Ltd

·         Colin McMurray – MD Clyde Marine Training

·         Tracey Smith – BMI National Enquiry Centre Director

·         Andrew Malcolm – CEO  The Malcolm Group

·         Jim Carswell – Operations Director & Site Leader Thermo Fisher Scientific

The winner will be announced on the night

ROCCO Award for Renfrewshire’s Favourite Business sponsored by the Paisley Daily Express:
• Elderslie Butchers & Coffee Shop
• My Hair Guru
• NSDesign
• Origins Fitness
• PACE Theatre
• Renfrewshire Carers Centre

Top 6 voting will open soon online with the Paisley Daily Express. The company with the most votes by 24th of October will be crowned the winner on the night.

To book a table / seats at the ROCCOs on the 18th Nov at the Normandy please visit (we recommend you book as soon as possible as the event sells out every year)

If any of the shortlisted organisations wish to take out an advert in our pre-Rocco edition of the Chamber magazine, issued towards end October – please contact Euan Keltie, to enquire about our ROCCO shortlist deal. #binaryuno


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