Scottish companies have fun success at awards evening

SCOTS companies had been recognised for his or her high-growth potential on the twenty second spherical of the Scottish EDGE Awards in Glasgow final evening.

The awards had been attended by Simon Hannah in his first official engagement as Chair of the organisation, and Mark Scott, CEO of pet wellness model Bella & Duke.

This 12 months additionally noticed the introduction of the brand new Scottish Authorities-backed £100,000 Pathways Award to assist an bold feminine entrepreneur.

The award was offered to Good Nude Meals, a probiotic fermented sauerkraut firm.

Good Nude Food team with their award
Evonne Morrison launched her enterprise Goog Nude Meals in 2017

One other huge winner of the night was Brose Oats, which triumphed within the Meals and Drink Class, a brand new award sponsored by Meals & Drink Scotland.

Conneckt Charging, an EV charging community, received within the Internet Zero class, supported by Royal Financial institution of Scotland.

Each winners took dwelling a prize value £100,000

GLORIAH, an organization manufacturing sustainable intimate care merchandise for girls experiencing menopause, received a prize value £80,000 within the Round Economic system class.

Sustainability was additionally a theme for Oir Cleaning soap, who received £65,000 alongside the STV Award of £75,000 of promoting airtime, and who create luxurious soaps utilizing pure components.

Biotech start-up Prozymi Biolabs received the £65,000 IBioIC award to additional their quest to revolutionise the gluten-free market.

Edinburgh Open Workshop, which provides reasonably priced and versatile entry to workshop equipment and instruments, was awarded £75,000 within the Social Enterprise class.

The Younger EDGE class returned this spherical, supporting corporations whose Managing Administrators are beneath 30 years outdated.

Winners of the Younger EDGE award ranged from Selki Retailer, which offers warmth packs to individuals affected by persistent ache, to confectionery corporations Tabrifics and Chocolatia.

Sir Tom Hunter of the Hunter Basis stated: “Daring, courageous and sensible – these are the traits of Scottish EDGE winners.

“All of the proof factors to Scotland needing much more of those companies.

“EDGE is a superb supporter of excessive progress enterprise and I’m positive might do much more for Scotland’s financial system with the best Authorities assist.”

Evelyn McDonald, CEO of Scottish EDGE, stated: “As companies throughout Scotland discover themselves dealing with difficult circumstances, there’s by no means been a extra pressing have to drive creativity and innovation.

“The winners of the twenty second spherical of Scottish EDGE are testomony to the unimaginable potential inside Scotland’s start-up panorama.

“The addition of additional awards this spherical, each Pathways and Meals and Drink, has allowed us to reward extra companies, and alongside our associate organisations we proceed our dedication to assist Scottish companies not simply survive, however to thrive.”