Alloa Advertiser : Nominations open for the 2017 Clacks Business Awards

WELCOME to the fourth annual Clacks 2017 Business Awards.

After the huge success of the last three years, the Alloa Advertiser alongside event partners Business Gateway, Ceteris, Diageo, Clackmannanshire Business and the Ministry of Defence are gearing up for another fantastic evening where they will be rewarding and celebrating the local Clackmannanshire business economy.

Placing a nomination couldn’t be easier and will only take around 30 minutes to complete.

Nominations are done through the event website at

Read though the award categories (below) and criteria and submit your nominations.

You can place more than one nomination within different award categories.

Earn your business the recognition for its achievements and reward staff for making your company what it is.

Nominations can be placed by the business themselves, employees, customers or suppliers.

Previous winners include SV 24/7 Vending, Carruthers Welding Services and Play Alloa to name a few. These awards are open to everyone and we encourage you to shout about the great work taking place right here in Clackmannanshire.

There are eight categories and you have until Thursday, July 20 to enter.

The prestigious awards dinner will take place on Thursday, August 31 at Alloa Town Hall and promises to be a night full of celebration and entertainment.
This year’s categories open for nominations are:-
Outstanding Performance Business Award – sponsored by Ceteris

This award is to recognise a business that has had outstanding commercial growth within their industry sector. Judges will be looking for businesses that can demonstrate innovative projects, impressive results and a focus on employee engagement.
Most Promising New Business Award – sponsored by Business Gateway

It takes something special to make your mark in business. This award will go to a new Clackmannanshire business that demonstrates an organic growth strategy and has achieved outstanding levels of sales, profit and market share improvement.

Best Not-For-Profit Organisation Award

From public sector agencies to third sector- charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations, Clackmannanshire has them all. This award is to recognise the incredible achievements of our best not-for-profit organisations.
Food, Drink and Hospitality Award

Are you the go to hospitality venue in Clackmannanshire? Whether you are a restaurant, hotel, bar or pub, we want to hear from the best venues that are not only serving the local community but attracting tourists. To win this award you will need to demonstrate a unique offering, excellent customer service and quality produce.

Retail Business of the Year Award

Are you Clackmannanshire’s top retailer? We want to hear from an established retail business that has proven success in business, customer service and community investment. If your retail business has made a difference and supports the local economy, we want to hear from you today.
Most Impressive Employee of the Year – sponsored by Ministry of Defence 

We understand that most businesses wouldn’t be where they are without the strong workforce behind them. We want to hear about an employee that has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Let’s celebrate their hard work, achievements and outstanding contribution to their role and business.

xcellence in Customer Service Award 

Customers are very important in all businesses and we want to recognise a business that has gone above expectations. If you offer excellent customer service within your business practice, then we want to hear from you today.
Apprenticeship Award 

This category is to celebrate Apprentices across all sectors, and recognise an individual who is set for a successful career in their chosen field. Whether your Apprenticeship programme specialised in engineering, healthcare or professional services, we want to highlight an individual who demonstrated significant improvement, a great work ethic and is an ambassador for Apprentices in the Clacks Area.

For further information please can you contact Nina Holmes on 0141 302 6036 or email her on