Renfrewshire Chamber is delighted to announce the 2017 shortlist for their annual business awards, the ROCCO’s. Now in their 14th year, the ROCCO’s are the premier business event in Renfrewshire. 16 winners and the main sponsor will be announced at the ceremony hosted by ROCCO regular Fred MacAulay (17th 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 we have seen a large volume of 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 23rd Oct at the Chamber Business Centre, Glasgow Airport”.

The full shortlist is:

ROCCO Award for Excellence in Customer Services sponsored by the Scottish Leather Group:
• Sarah-Lou Beauty
• Spectrum Service Solutions Ltd
• University of the West of Scotland

ROCCO Award for Enterprise in Education sponsored by the University of the West of Scotland:
• Rolls-Royce Plc
• SmartSTEMS
• Todholm Primary School

ROCCO Award for Innovation & Technology sponsored by Hillington Park:
• Bolt Learning Ltd
• The Jaw Brewery Ltd
• Scottish Leather Group

ROCCO Award for Excellence in Manufacturing (sponsorship available):
Diageo Plc
• Rolls-Royce Plc
• Thermo Fisher Scientific

ROCCO Award for International Trade sponsored by Glasgow Airport:
Caledonian Industries Ltd
• Diageo Plc
• Rolls-Royce Plc

Invest in Renfrewshire ROCCO Award sponsored by Invest in Renfrewshire / Renfrewshire Council:
• Gormac Coachworks Ltd
• Papamacs Gourmet Kitchen

  • Renfrewshire Leisure Ltd

ROCCO Award for Most Promising New Business sponsored by Business Gateway:
• Bolt Learning Ltd
• Consilium Contracting Services Ltd
• Kenneth Keegan Independent Funeral Directors

ROCCO Award for Family Business of the Year sponsored by the Malcolm Group:
• Kenneth Keegan Independent Funeral Directors
• The Jaw Brewery Ltd
• Spectrum Service Solutions Ltd


ROCCO Award for Young Business Person of the Year sponsored by West College Scotland:
• Suzanne McKellar – McKellar Accountancy
• Euan McIntosh – Starkstrom Scotland Ltd
• Scott Sharkey – Matrix International Sourcing Ltd

ROCCO Award for Employer of the Year sponsored by Rolls Royce:
• Clark Contracts Ltd
• Renfrewshire Leisure
• Storage Vault Ltd

ROCCO Award for Community Champion of the Year sponsored by Engage Renfrewshire & RBS:
• Klas Care C.I.C. ltd
• Paisley YMCA
• StreetStuff

ROCCO Award for Outstanding Business 5 or less staff sponsored by intu Braehead:
• Kalamath Consultancy Ltd
• Angelwax Ltd
• Bricklane Studios Ltd

ROCCO Award for Outstanding Business >5 & <25 staff sponsored by Renfrewshire Council:
• PlanB Consulting Ltd
• Stafffinders Ltd
• Storage Vault Ltd

ROCCO Award for Outstanding Business >25 staff (sponsorship available)
• NCT Leather and WJ&W Lang Ltd
• Spectrum Service Solutions Ltd
• West College Scotland


ROCCO Award for Business Leader of the Year sponsored by Diageo, shortlisted nominations are:


  • Audrey Cumberford – Principal & Chief Executive West College Scotland
  • Joyce McKellar – Chief Executive Renfrewshire Leisure Ltd
  • Sara Speirs – MD Spectrum Service Solutions Ltd
  • Stuart Macdonald – MD Seric Systems Ltd



The winner will be announced on the night

ROCCO Award for Renfrewshire’s Favourite Business sponsored by the Paisley Daily Express:
• Cafe Su
• ComicCrazy
• Elderslie Butchers & Coffee Shop
• Origins Fitness
• Pandemonium
• The Cave

Top 6 voting will open soon online with the Paisley Daily Express. The company with the most votes by 26th of October will be crowned the winner on the night.

To book a table / seats at the ROCCOs on the 17th 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 Jill Carrino, to enquire about our ROCCO shortlist deal.