Excellence in Innovation Award

Sponsored by Healthcare Environmental Group

Healthcare Env Group Ltd

Healthcare Environmental Group is the largest independent full facilities waste management solutions company in the UK.

Founded over 20 years ago, this privately-owned business undertakes the collection and management of waste from numerous sources and industries, with a comprehensive array of sustainable services enabling us to deliver complete in-house waste solutions.

Our greatest areas of expertise include Transport and treatment of all types of materials including medical waste, Commercial waste, sharps, hazardous wastes, and we also specialise in recycling and sustainable solutions, maximising efficiency and minimising expense. We operate from 13 sites throughout the UK with our new Waste to Energy Head office located in Lanarkshire

Our dedicated staff operate on a 24/7 basis from all our locations and deliver a tailored service to over 35,000 locations each month from our regional treatment facilities. We are dedicated to deliver the best possible customer service to all our clients which include public sector, and private specialised organisations throughout the country we operate a highly-efficient vehicle fleet, while a series of supremely efficient processing plants are always open for business.



The John Brinkins Award for Excellence in Tourism

Sponsored by VisitLanarkshire

Visit Lanarkshire

VisitLanarkshire is the destination brand for the Lanarkshire Area Tourism Partnership (LATP).  ‘VisitLanarkshire’ was created to co-ordinate and enhance the efforts of the wider tourism, hospitality and leisure industries in Lanarkshire to develop Lanarkshire as a must visit destination. Recent enhancements to the website has added meeting and conference venue information and access to the customer service training module in addition to the core visitor information content.

The LATP are honoured to sponsor the John Brinkins Award for Excellence in Tourism which recognises the significant contribution the industry makes to the local economy. The award is named after John Brinkins who was a major driving force within the Lanarkshire tourism sector until his sudden passing in 2012.

The LATP are passionate about supporting businesses to contribute to the Tourism Lanarkshire 2020 vision of Lanarkshire being a destination offering distinct authentic experiences, excellent quality, value for money and accessible for all.


Community Impact Award

Sponsored by Clyde Gateway

Clyde Gateway

Clyde Gateway is Scotland’s biggest and most ambitious regeneration programme.

It is a partnership between Glasgow City Council, South Lanarkshire Council and Scottish Enterprise, backed by funding and direct support from the Scottish Government, with the task over a 20-year period until 2028 to lead the way on achieving unparalleled social, economic and physical change across communities within an area of 840 hectares in the east end of Glasgow and in Rutherglen.

Among its early achievements are the building of six office complexes that already support 2,500 jobs in the area, the creation of Clyde Gateway East Business Park adjacent to Junction 2a of the M74, the construction of high-quality and popular community buildings (including the new home of the Happy’n’Healthy Community Development Trust in Rutherglen) and the opening of the Cuningar Loop Woodland Park on 15 hectares of a former tip and landfill site on the banks of the River Clyde just a mile from Rutherglen town centre.

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Lanarkshire’s Best New Business Award

Sponsored by Taylor Wimpey West Scotland

Taylor Wimpey

Taylor Wimpey West Scotland is a regional business within Taylor Wimpey UK forming part of Taylor Wimpey plc which is one of the largest residential developers in the UK developing new homes and communities.

With over 15 developments of new homes that offer a wide range of family homes across the west of Scotland region including North and South Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, East and West Dunbartonshire, as well as Glasgow itself, Taylor Wimpey West Scotland is a responsible homebuilder that is committed to health and safety, environmental sustainability, providing excellent customer service and engaging with local communities.

Taylor Wimpey aims to be an inclusive company, which values people as individuals – employees, customers and clients. We aim to achieve this through a creative and innovative workforce that reflects the diversity of local communities in which we work. Our honest and open approach to recruitment and our people is one of the defining factors in Taylor Wimpey’s culture and future workforce.


Lanarkshire’s Best Business Award (51 employees or more)

Sponsored by UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE)

UK Steel Enterprise

UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE) supports a range of businesses in traditional steelmaking areas across the UK, boosting local economies and employment opportunities.

The Tata Steel subsidiary has provided finance of over £24million to 1,460 businesses, in Scotland, helping create 17,300 new jobs.

Another element of their support is the provision of managed workspace on flexible terms. UKSE has invested £5million in managed workspace and offers 46,000 square feet of office and light industrial space on Strathclyde Business Park.

UKSE’s dedication to helping small businesses succeed is showcased in its ongoing support of the Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards, where the company sponsors the award for Best Business (50 employees for more).

Anne Clyde, Regional Manager for UKSE, said: “Over the last four decades, UKSE has helped thousands of Scottish businesses maximise their potential through the use of our services.

“The Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards gives businesses an opportunity to be recognised and celebrated and this fits perfectly with our goal to encourage and support business success.”


Developing Lanarkshire’s Young Workforce

Sponsored by North Lanarkshire’s Working

North Lanarkshire’s Working

NLW is an employability and training service for unemployed residents of North Lanarkshire.

We are committed to getting people in North Lanarkshire ready for work and into work. In addition we provide a number of additional services such as training help and debt and money advice.

We are also committed to helping new and existing businesses through a coordinated package of advice, recruitment and financial support.

We have completed our Youth Investment Programme in which we helped 6000 people into work whilst assisting businesses right across North Lanarkshire. The programme was introduced by North Lanarkshire Council when unemployment was soaring and the scheme proved to be a success.

We have recently launched our new Prospects scheme. Through this scheme we will assist unemployed people of all ages into work providing one to one support, job matching, upskilling and a number of other services. We will also be working closely with local businesses ensuring we help them find the right person for the right job.


Lanarkshire’s Best Business Award (11-50 employees)

Sponsored by CMS Window Systems

CMS Window Systems

CMS is a leading specialist in the design, manufacture and installation of PVCu, aluminium and timber composite windows, doors and curtain walling systems with building cladding solutions also provided.

From our inception in 2006, our business strategy considered the environmental, social and economic sustainability of every aspect of our operation. We have grown to become market leaders in our field, aiming to close-the-loop in everything we do and as such all waste passes through our recycling plants and is fed back into the supply chain wherever possible. Strong partnerships with key local authority, housing association, main contractor, specifier, house builder, trade and retail partner clients are key to our success.

We employ over 255 full time staff at our specialist manufacturing and recycling facilities in Cumbernauld and Kirkcaldy and over the last decade turnover has risen exponentially to £35m. We aim to ensure sustainable growth is underpinned by our core values of continual improvement, commitment, teamwork and integrity.


Family Business Award

Sponsored by Albert Bartlett

Albert Bartlett

Albert Bartlett is a progressive family brand, established in 1948 and dedicated to providing tasty, wholesome food for proper meals. The company is family-owned and proudly run from its base in Airdrie. It is fiercely committed to providing a branded range of the best potatoes grown in the most responsible way. Albert Bartlett potatoes are grown across the UK from the far north of Scotland through the country to Cornwall and across to Northern Ireland and the Island of Jersey. Our range includes the versatile Albert Bartlett Rooster and the creamy, buttery Albert Bartlett Elfe potatoes and we also have a range of frozen potato dishes, including Rooster Homestyle Chips, Rooster Roast Potatoes and Rooster wedges.

The company has a growing international presence in continental Europe, UAE and North America.  For more information about our potatoes, recipes, farmers and our ambassadors Michel Roux Jr, Andrew Fairlie and Sally Bee, please visit


Lanarkshire’s Best Business Award (up to 10 employees)

Sponsored by Highland International Recycling

Highland International Recycling

Highlander International Recycling and Highlander Security Shredding, are Scotland’s largest independent paper recycling company, handling almost 40,000 tons per year through its depot in East Kilbride and trading thousands of tons more through its paper trading arm. The company was formed in 2002 by Brian Bingham and Stephen Duffy and has grown from exporting a handful of containers a week to the Far East markets, to operating Scotland’s premier paper recycling operation servicing a range of customers. Highlander offers a variety of services such as office paper recycling, confidential waste destruction, provision of waste paper containers and supply of large recycling machines capable of processing hundreds of tons every month. Accredited to ISO9001, 14001 & 18001 all incorporating EN15713 standards for confidential waste shredding, customers are assured of a professional, reliable service at some of the best commercial terms available! We currently service companies such as Arjo Wiggins, Slater Menswear, Waitrose Scottish stores and many more, utilising 6 modern collection vehicles from 2 to 26 tons gross weight. We can collect bags, bales, pallets, tubs, cages, containers or loose material and we guarantee you will not find a more innovative, reliable and competitive service in the market!.

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