2023 Business Excellence Awards finalists announced

Published: Friday 2 June 2023

view of the tables set out for the Lanarkshire Business Awards

The finalists of the 2023 Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards have been announced.

Four finalists in each of ten categories were chosen from a record number of entries to the annual awards, which celebrate the success and achievements of Lanarkshire businesses. The awards are hosted by South and North Lanarkshire Councils and sponsored this year by Albert Bartlett.

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner at Motherwell Concert Hall on Friday 1 September, hosted by comedian and broadcaster Fred Macaulay.

Announced at an event on 1 June, the 2023 finalists are:

Lanarkshire’s Best Business (0-10 employees), sponsored by Red Tree Business Suites @ Clyde Gateway

  • Big Bite Catering
  • Cube Wraps
  • Jigsaw Travel Ltd  
  • The Biggar Gallery

Lanarkshire’s Best Business (11-50 employees)

  • Bavarian Bakehouse
  • CD Architects Ltd
  • John McGeady Ltd
  • McCrae Training  

Lanarkshire’s Best Business (51+ employees), sponsored by UKSE

  • Antibody Analytics
  • Parker Technical Services
  • Probe Test Solutions
  • The Boxshop Ltd

Lanarkshire’s Innovation in Business Award, sponsored by Commsworld

  • Cairn Ecology
  • Sprinktec
  • The Power Within Training  
  • UK Rubber

Lanarkshire’s Food & Drink Award, sponsored by Developing the Young Workforce Lanarkshire

  • Bavarian Bakehouse  
  • Big Bite Catering
  • Lazy Day Foods
  • R&W Scott

Lanarkshire’s Best New Business, sponsored by Business Gateway Lanarkshire

  • MDH Recruitment
  • Netzero Facades
  • POMO Robotics
  • Rossco Training Academy

Lanarkshire’s Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by North Lanarkshire’s Working and South Lanarkshire Works 4 U

  • Antibody Analytics – Elias Bleyl
  • DMG Services Group – Kyle Burns
  • Mage Control Systems – Alan Mackay
  • MGB Services – Ross McMillan

Excellence in Customer Service, sponsored by Visit Lanarkshire

  • Cumbernauld Theatre Trust
  • Jigsaw Travel Ltd
  • Pest Solutions  
  • USAVE Utility Contracts

Lanarkshire Community Impact Award, sponsored by Morgan Sindall & Lovell Homes

  • Climate Action Strathaven
  • Larkhall & District Volunteer Group
  • Morphit Gentle Movement Project
  • Motherwell FC Community Trust, Motherwell

Lanarkshire’s Green Business Award, sponsored by Procast Building Contracts

  • Equi’s Ice Cream  
  • Strathaven Airfield
  • Utopi

South Lanarkshire Council Head of Enterprise and Sustainable Development, Alison Brown, said: “The huge response for entries shows how highly regarded these awards are held within our business community.

“There is a fantastic mix of businesses serving so many different sectors and reflective of how well these businesses are doing despite the tough economic climate.

“Both Lanarkshire councils have always been so impressed by the resolve and determination to succeed by our local businesses.”

Pamela Humphries, Chief Officer of Place at North Lanarkshire Council said:  “Congratulations to all our finalists. This is the 29th year of the Lanarkshire Business Awards and the high standard of entries continue to grow each year, which is testament to the innovation, diversity and entrepreneurialism of our business community.

“I would like to thank all our sponsors for their support and to wish all the finalists the best of luck for their next stage interviews.”  

Tickets are now on sale for the Awards Dinner via the Lanarkshire Business Awards website.