MEMBER NEWS: ITC Hydraulic Services Ltd wins Sottish Family Business Award

March 18, 2024
MEMBER NEWS: ITC Hydraulic Services Ltd wins Sottish Family Business Award

ITC has won the Family Business Award of the year for Scotland by Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and has been put forward for the UK Award to be judged in the coming months. The North-East had an excellent night with four further businesses successful in other categories.

FSB’s Development Manager in the North-east, Mike Duncan, said:

“Year upon year we see the quality of awards applications grow, and it’s no surprise that small businesses from across the North-east outshine their national competitors. “There are twelve awards categories, so to have five worthy winners from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire is a fantastic result.

“When we launched the awards back in January, I put a call out to local marketing and PR professionals asking them to spread the word and involve their clients. Their support has been remarkable, and I thank everyone who took the time to complete an application.

“The variety of winners emphasises the FSB’s diverse membership right across the region, and this positive news couldn’t come at a more important time. These small businesses thoroughly deserve the recognition, and I hope their awards win inspires them to even greater achievements.”

Tracy Clark Managing Director at ITC said after the announcement:

“I am delighted, surprised, and very happy for ITC, I would like to thank the FSB for this award and the ITC “family” for all their hard efforts over the years – well done to them and thank you”

In this the 25th year of ITC, recognition from ITC’s business peer group is particularly meaningful. The energy sector is rapidly changing with ITC’s efforts very focused on being a significant supplier in Renewable. This award reinforces and give strength to these efforts.”

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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.

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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.

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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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