MEMBER NEWS: Finalists announced for Northern Star Business Awards 2023

September 16, 2022
MEMBER NEWS: Finalists announced for Northern Star Business Awards 2023

The finalists in the running for a Northern Star Business Award have been revealed by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce and Brodies LLP.

A total of 65 organisations have been shortlisted across 13 categories for what will be the biggest business celebration of 2023. The finalists for each category can be found below.

Business of the Year

  • Maryculter House
  • Nomadic
  • North Star Shipping Ltd
  • Port of Aberdeen
  • Sport Aberdeen

Customer First

  • Aberdeen Performing Arts
  • Gray & Adams
  • Healthoutfit Ltd
  • No 45, Ballater
  • Petrasco

Driving Sustainability

  • ASCO
  • Burnobennie Distillry
  • Carbon-Zero
  • KR Group
  • Tidy Green Clean

Family Business

  • City Restoration Project
  • ITC Hydraulic Services Ltd
  • JG Ross (Bakers) Ltd
  • Schoolhill Hydraulic Engineering Co Ltd
  • TPS Fruit & Veg Ltd

Going Global

  • Collabro
  • Craig International
  • Load Monitoring Systems Limited (LMS)
  • Schoolhill Hydraulic Engineering Co Ltd

Inspiration from innovation

  • Deep Casing Tools
  • Delmar Systems Ltd
  • DeltaTek Global
  • Fennex
  • North East Scotland College

Inspiring Futures

  • Aberdeen Fc Community Trust
  • Aberdeen Science Centre
  • KR Group
  • University of Aberdeen
  • WM Donald Ltd

Making the difference

  • Aberdeen Sports Village
  • Charlie House
  • Denis Law Legacy Trust
  • Mental Health Aberdeen (MHA)

Marketing Magic

  • Korero
  • Lawrence of Kemnay Competitions
  • Mission 10 and Kirkwood Homes
  • Tricker Communications
  • VisitAberdeenshire

Rising Star

  • AVC Immedia – Angus Turner
  • Entier Ltd – Shane Pirie
  • ESS Energy – Izabela Ginter
  • J+S Subsea Limited – Tom Hutchinson
  • Wood – Jamie McCallum

Staff Matter

  • Acumen Financial Planning
  • Hilton and Aloft Aberdeen
  • ITI Operations Limited
  • Rubberatkins
  • WM Donald Ltd

Start-up Business of the Year

  • Devenick Drinks Co. Ltd
  • Raw Culture Ltd
  • The Key Health Cafe Ltd

Student Placement

  • Diversity Energy Solutions
  • Prospect 13
  • RSM
  • Sport Aberdeen

Regional Contribution

  •   Recognising significant and outstanding leadership from an individual in the North-east, the Regional Contribution award will be announced on the night.


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AREG has played an important role in the growth of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, engaging the supply chain and developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. However, we are only at the very beginning of the transition that AREG was established to both lead and support so there are still opportunities for companies to get into the constantly evolving renewables supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work together as renewables builds on its place as Scotland’s main source of power, and as we seek to deliver real change in the crucial areas of heat and transport.

Scottish Renewables

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with AREG since its formation. The recent progress in the developments of offshore wind projects by Equinor and Vattenfall are as a result of the work of the group over many years. The north-east is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe. At the Chamber, we believe the region must evolve its position to being recognised as the energy capital. Whilst hydrocarbons will continue to be essential in driving our economy for years to come, the generation of renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in providing cost-effective power, innovative development and economic growth.

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

The enthusiasm and dedication of the early group that would become AREG was fundamental in us choosing to launch All-Energy in Aberdeen. The first tiny show was held in 2001, and AREG’s Chairman at the time, Jeremy Cresswell, played such an active role that I often describe him in terms such as All-Energy’s ‘midwife’. All-Energy is now the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference in terms of number of attendees, space booked, and number of exhibiting companies. As AREG became firmly established, their presence and support for the event grew spectacularly over the years. We thank them most sincerely for their invaluable input.


Vattenfall has forged a strong working relationship with AREG through the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. AREG has worked tirelessly on behalf of the North East and it can take enormous credit for the growth of sustainable energy in the region and the path it has cleared for the region to capture further investment.


Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

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