Made in Scotland

Principal Sponsors

Made in Scotland designs and develops digital services for customers of all sizes, specialising in creating stylish, modern websites, web services and online stores. They understand small and medium-sized enterprises, and their individual needs for any marketing or web design investment. This way any websites they create, any Digital Marketing service they provide is focused purely on driving ROI for their client’s. Web Design services alongside the Digital Marketing strategy they put in place are bringing the client up 75% increased conversions from enquiries.

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Sponsors 2019

We are delighted to announce the sponsors for each of the awards categories below.

Lanarkshire’s Best Business Award (0-10 employees) – Sponsored by Highlander Recycling

Highlander Paper Recycling is Scotland’s premier paper recycler, handling 50,000 tons of waste paper every year and offering a wide range of collection options, servicing customers such as MacKays-M&Co, Coca Cola, Honeywell Controls, Arnold Clark, Trespass, Arjo Wiggins, G4S and many more! We also operate Scotland’s largest Confidential Waste Shredding operation, offering a service which is reliable, secure, accredited and competitive!

Contact us at 01355 241088 or for more details. Highlander are delighted to be a Lanarkshire business awards sponsor this year, and we would like to congratulate 2019’s finalists in reaching the home stretch – good luck!”

Lanarkshire’s Best Business Award (11-50 employees) – Sponsored by Lanarkshire Enterprise Services Ltd

Lanarkshire Enterprise Services Ltd (LESL) founded in 2002, is an industry leader in developing, designing & providing services and solutions that enable and transform businesses.

LESL engages with thousands of new and existing businesses across a variety of business sectors each year providing them with leading edge expertise and commercial office solutions to enable their business to grow and succeed.

We have an established reputation for excellence and there is wide recognition of our innovative approach to supporting flourishing and diverse business sectors, particularly through the delivery of the Business Gateway Lanarkshire since its initial inception and the management of the Scottish Government’s Digital Development Loan. More info can be found on

Lanarkshire’s Best Business Award (51 employees or more) – Sponsored by UK Steel Enterprise

Set up in 1975 by British Steel to help with the economic regeneration of communities affected by changes in the steel industry, UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE) is now a subsidiary of Tata Steel.

For over 40 years UKSE has been supporting businesses in Lanarkshire, boosting the local economy and creating employment opportunities.

UKSE offers debt and equity finance up to £1m to growing businesses and, to date, has provided over £25million to 1,500 businesses in Scotland, helping create 17,500 new jobs.

UKSE also provides managed workspace on easy-in, easy-out terms and £5million has been invested in 46,000 square feet of high quality business premises on Strathclyde Business Park.

Another element of UKSE’s support is financial and in-kind aid to community groups seeking to develop young people and help the unemployed return to work. To date, £10millon of community support has been provided across the UK.

Anne Clyde, Regional Manager said: “UKSE’s dedication to helping businesses succeed is showcased in our ongoing support of these awards. The Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards gives local businesses an opportunity to be recognised and celebrated and this fits perfectly with our aims. UKSE is delighted to sponsor the award for Best Business (51 employees or more).

Lanarkshire’s Best Family Business Award< – Sponsored by Roadbridge

Roadbridge was Established in 1967, we have 50 years of experience and growth behind us, with repeat business paying testament to our continued success. We are specialists in delivering Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Projects including highways, windfarms, pipelines and infrastructure for the energy, water and waste water sectors

We are very proud of our quality driven approach that has always ensured project delivery ahead of time and within budget. We have the expertise and resources to deliver the most challenging projects to the highest standards using our established management systems. Our Core Ethos is to align with the with Client’s Objectives whilst Self Performing to safely deliver a quality project on time, to support our delivery model we have one of the largest company owned equipment fleets in Europe.

At Roadbridge, we deliver sustainable solutions on our projects and recycle over 90% of the waste generated by our construction activities. Our key strength is that we work to leave a positive project legacy, taking a long-term view that integrates environmental, economic and social factors. We engage local personnel and suppliers on every project and create local apprenticeships, boosting the local economy and creating long-term benefits.

Customer Service Award – Sponsored by Made in Scotland Agency

We are a digital marketing agency, who work with companies from a variety of industries helping them enhance their online presence.

Our services are split into three main categories which are website design/development, digital marketing and branding.

We pride ourselves on understanding the needs of small to medium-sized enterprises, this way any websites we create or any Digital Marketing services we provide are guaranteed to drive our client’s the results they require.

Made In Scotland are delighted to sponsor the Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards 2019 and our expert team are on hand to assist any business across Lanarkshire who is seeking help with their website, digital marketing strategy or company branding.

Lanarkshire’s Best New Product or Service Award – Sponsored by Business Gateway

Connect with us for the right business support.

Business Gateway Lanarkshire provides free, practical help and advice to thousands of existing and new-start businesses. We offer a range of professional resources, support and tools to help businesses learn new skills, create business opportunities and develop strategies for growth via a combination of:

  • Providing advice tailored to suit specific business needs by a network of experienced business advisers
  • A programme of free local workshops and events held throughout Lanarkshire.
  • Online support – a comprehensive website with practical information and useful guides
  • Business information – a dedicated team providing information and support on all aspects of starting and growing a business

Business Gateway Lanarkshire has a team of experienced advisers working across the region many of whom have run their own business or held senior positions within the industry. They have the expertise, practical experience and a wide network of contacts to enable Lanarkshire businesses, large and small, to achieve their growth aspirations. More info can be found on 

Lanarkshire’s Best Food & Drink Provider Award – Sponsored by Clyde Gateway

Clyde Gateway is Scotland’s biggest and most ambitious regeneration programme.
A partnership between Glasgow City Council, South Lanarkshire Council and Scottish Enterprise, and backed by funding and direct support from the Scottish Government, we have been tasked over a 20-year period to achieve unparalleled social, economic and physical change across communities within an area of 840 hectares in the east end of Glasgow and in Rutherglen.

We have already remediated 240 hectares of previously vacant and derelict land, built 64,000 square metres of business and industrial space and brought more than 5,000 jobs to the area and we invest around £150,000 each year in business support activities in areas as diverse as training, staff recruitment, product placement, marketing and communications. We have also helped create a number of assets to be enjoyed by the entire community, including the highly popular Cuningar Loop Woodland Park on the banks of the River Clyde just a mile from Rutherglen town centre, which attracted 120,000 visitors in 2017.

Lanarkshire Community Impact Award – Sponsored by CMS Windows

At CMS Window Systems environmental, economic and social sustainability has underpinned our success and we are proud holders of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development. We are one of the largest Scottish companies designing, manufacturing and installing PVCu and aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling systems. We produce around 2000 windows and doors each week and 1000s of square metres of curtain walling every year from our main manufacturing base in Cumbernauld and our factory in Kirkcaldy. We are committed to manufacturing the highest quality, energy efficient products with all waste, including all extracted window and door material, passing through our dedicated recycling facilities.

Lanarkshire Employer of the Year Award – Sponsored by North Lanarkshire’s Working and South Lanarkshire Works 4 U

North Lanarkshire’s Working is an employability and training service for local unemployed residents. We are committed to getting people in North Lanarkshire ready for work and into work. In addition, we provide a number of additional services such as training help, childcare support and debt and money advice.

We are also committed to helping new and existing businesses in North Lanarkshire through a coordinated package of advice, recruitment and financial support.

South Lanarkshire Works 4 U (SLW4U) is the employability skills pipeline managed by South Lanarkshire Council’s, Finance and Corporate Resources Employability Team.
SLW4U activity has proved to be a catalyst for new service development for unemployed people, making it easier for local businesses to connect with recruitment and support. There are a range of programmes offered to help unemployed back into the world of work.
Our upskilling initiative will support employees within the South Lanarkshire Area to undertake training or other activity that will lead to improved employment circumstances.

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Lanarkshire Apprentice of the Year Award – Sponsored by Developing The Young Workforce

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is the Scottish Government’s national strategy for strengthening links between businesses and education to better prepare children and young people for the world of work. The headline aim of the programme is to encourage and support more employers to engage directly with schools and colleges to recruit more young people and promote diversity in their workforce.

The DYW Regional Group for Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire (DYW LED) was established in October 2017 to ensure that young people across the region have work relevant experience and opportunities while still at school. DYW collaborates with schools, to bring industry into the classroom, and give young people first-hand experience of the world of work.

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