Scotland business

Edinburgh brewer leads Scots awards charge

Dougal Sharp
Image caption Innis & Gunn are among 10 Scottish firms up for this year's awards

Ten Scottish companies have been shortlisted for the National Business Awards.

Independent brewer Dougal Sharp is leading the Scottish charge in the entrepreneur of the year category.

The chief executive of Edinburgh-based Innis & Gunn will face nine other finalists from across the UK in November.

Innis & Gunn recently won four titles at the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards for its range of oak-aged beers.

The National Business Awards are recognised as being one of the UK's most important annual awards events.

Other Scottish firms which have been nominated include East Kilbride-based Glencairn Crystal, which will be competing in the small to medium sized business category.

Edinburgh-based wave energy firm Aquamarine Power has also been shortlisted in the health, work and well-being category for small businesses.

The other Scottish finalists are:

  • Employer of the Year - Glasgow Marriott Hotel; Kwik Fit Insurance, Uddingston; PSN, Aberdeen
  • Growth Strategy of the Year - Bright Purple Resourcing, Edinburgh
  • Excellence in Marketing Award - Aberdeen College, Aberdeen
  • Health, Work and Well-being award - Kwik Fit Financial Services, Uddingston
  • Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Award - Redeem, Falkirk

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