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Over 450 guests attended the most prestigious night in the local business calendar. Hosted by Kaye Adams the guests were also entertained by Saltire Beat and Jonathan Watson.

The event hosted by North and South Lanarkshire Council, also raised over £6000 for two charities Kidney Kids and Beatson Cancer Care.

The 2017 Winners of the Lanarkshire Business Excellence awards are:

Lanarkshire Best Business Award
(up to 10 employees)
sponsored by Highlander International Recycling
Igloo Estate Agents

Lanarkshire’s Best Business Award
(11-50 employees)
sponsored by CMS Windows
Kerr’s Bakery Ltd

Lanarkshire Family Business Award
sponsored by Albert Bartlett
Allstar Joinery Ltd

Developing Lanarkshire’s Young Workforce Award
sponsored by North Lanarkshire’s Working
Deans Civil Engineering Ltd

Excellence in Innovation Award
sponsored by Healthcare Environmental Group
The Electric Heating Company Ltd

Community Impact Award
sponsored by Clyde Gateway
Healthy ‘n’ Happy CDT

Lanarkshire’s Best Business Award
(51 employees or more)
sponsored by UK Steel Enterprise
Healthcare Environmental Group

Excellence in Customer Service Award
sponsored by North Lanarkshire Council
Mokha Ladies Hair Design

Lanarkshire Food & Drink Award
sponsored by South Lanarkshire Council
Peter Equi & Sons Ltd

The John Brinkins Award for Excellence in Tourism
sponsored by Visit Lanarkshire
New Lanark World Heritage Site

Lanarkshire Best New Business Award
sponsored by Taylor Wimpey
Healthsure Physiotherapy

Congratulations are extended to all the winners and finalists for 2017.


Whether you’re a start-up or an established business you need to find the right location to base your headquarters. If you’re looking to relocate or simply find your first premises, it makes logical sense to consider the business parks Scotland has to offer. Business parks are purpose-built for enterprise and they offer many immediate benefits for companies of all shapes and sizes. Below is a closer look at exactly why you should consider a business park HQ for your company:

Business Focus

As mentioned, choosing a business park means you are actively choosing a location for your company that was built or re-purposed with business in mind. Offices may be serviced, warehouses may be fully equipped with the fixtures and fittings required. A business park offers premises which combine the blank canvas you may need with the facilities which help you get off the ground or get started quickly and effectively.

Like-Minded Neighbours

It may not seem like a particularly important thing but basing your company on a dedicated business park means you are surrounded by like-minded driven professionals. Other entrepreneurs and business leaders are running their companies alongside you and many may share your drive and passion. Some business parks have get togethers, networking and more for your tenants so this can be a great way of getting the most out of the ready-made business community around you.

Flexible Growth

Most business parks have capacity and opportunity for you to move premises as your business grows. You may begin only needing a small office space but in time, your need grows and it is much easier to move to a new office on the same premises than having to find a brand-new location. Most business parks are flexible with their requirements if you’re hoping to upgrade to larger premises and they can also facilitate your need to downsize, should this become necessary.

Cost Effective

Most business parks are based outside of major cities and towns yet still boast great transport connections. However, not being in the heart of a city or busy town means the rental prices on business parks are usually much cheaper than central premises. The connected nature of most parks now means there’s no downside to basing yourself outside of town. You get the benefit of more capital to put into your business and the same high quality facilities as an inner city base.

february, 2019

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