The winners of the Midlothian & East Lothian Business Awards 2023 were announced at a glittering awards dinner and ceremony at Eskmills Venue, Musselburgh.
Nearly 250 business people from across the regions attended the event.
Chamber Chief Executive, Karen Ritchie thanked everyone who had entered and supported the Awards including sponsors and those who contributed to the success of the event.
She said: “It was fantastic to be able to honour winners and finalists from across the regions, representing a wide range of sectors and industries. Despite some really challenging trading conditions, it was incredibly encouraging to see so many positive applications from business from across the regions – they are doing some great work and we are honoured to be able to highlight that through these awards.”
Chamber President, Keith Barbour said, “There is much we can be proud of in East Lothian and Midlothian and while times may be tough, it is clear our business community is fighting fit and meeting those challenges head-on. The business talent on show tonight is absolutely remarkable, as ever. And the judges on the panel this year wanted me to stress that the finalists in each category are all winners.”
The Micro Business of the Year category was open to any business with less than 10 employees – this includes sole traders. The award is for micro businesses that are performing beyond what you expect for a very small business. Businesses needed to demonstrate what makes them stand out amongst other micro businesses.
The judges were looking for evidence of:
- How they promote or market the business
- How they overcome barriers to growth
- Business performance that is sustainable in the long term
- Why their business is impressive compared to competitors and peers
Brand Satellite would like to congratulate the other finalists in the Micro Business of the Year category: HM Finance Coaching & Advisory Ltd (https://www.hmcoaching.co.uk/) and Learn To Grow Ltd (https://www.learntogrow.me/).
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