The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Clydesdale Bank sponsors Ayrshire Business Awards 2008

By: Murdoch MacDonald

CLYDESDALE BANK is to sponsor the Ayrshire Business Awards 2008. Willie Mackie, (pictured below), managing partner at the Clydesdale Bank Financial Solutions Centre in Ayr, made the announcement this week. >>>

Yes, it’s that time of year again.

The glitzy gala night that showcases the best in Ayrshire business takes place in Kilmarnock next month.

The Ayrshire Business Awards recognise and reward the area’s regional champions of business excellence. It is the premier occasion on the Ayrshire business calendar.

Scottish Enterprise Ayrshire director of business skills Jim Reid says the event is a chance to celebrate everything that is positive about the Ayrshire economy.

He added: “So much has changed in Ayrshire in recent years that it’s important we recognise and reward the companies and the people who are at the heart of that change.

Scottish Enterprise Ayrshire is focused upon supporting more local companies to realise their growth potential and achieve greater success, so we are delighted that the Ayrshire Business Awards will once again shine a light on the companies that have realised their ambitions in any of the award categories in the last year.

“The level of support that we receive from our sponsors is really important, and I am delighted that such a high profile main sponsor as Clydesdale Bank has signalled its support. In addition, I’m really pleased to see that we have some new key sponsors this year.”

Willie Mackie, managing partner at the Clydesdale Bank Financial Solutions Centre in Ayr said: “These awards are a celebration of the best that the Ayrshire business community has to offer, and we are delighted to be supporting them as the main sponsor for the first time.

“The broad sweep of award categories means that there is the opportunity for all sizes of companies across a range of disciplines to enter and have their achievements recognised.”

The awards dinner and ceremony will take place at the Park Hotel, Kilmarnock on Thursday 7 February 2008.

The awards are once again supported by the Ayrshire Post, Irvine Herald and Kilmarnock Standard.

Judging is already under way, with a panel sifting through nominations to come up with the top three finalists in each category.

To reserve tickets for the awards dinner, contact event organisers Stratagem Ltd on 0141 331 2991.

Clydesdale Bank
Financial Solutions Centre
43 Alloway Street
Ayr KA7 1SP

Contact: Willie Mackie, Managing Partner
Tel: 01292 272072
Fax: 01292 280202

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