Dundee and Angus Chamber crowns business champions


8th September 2023

The winners of this year’s Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce business champion awards have been revealed.

The awards called on Chamber members to nominate themselves in a range of categories: people pioneer, future skills, digital innovation, net zero and international.

The judging panel included representatives from Zero Waste Scotland, CAM Ventures, Castle Water and STV.

The 13 shortlisted businesses showcased their business acumen, and impact across the region to the judges.

Members of the public also had the opportunity to take part in a two-week vote to determine the overall winner.

Dundee and Angus Chamber Champions:

  • Net Zero:  Forbes of Kingennie

  • Digital Innovation: M3 Networks

  • Future Skills: High School of Dundee

  • People Pioneer: Street Soccer

  • International: MacIntyre Chocolate Systems

  • Dundee’s Shaper Caper was crowned the overall winner.

DACC CEO Alison Henderson congratulated all of the finalists, and the winners “This year has without a doubt been one of the most competitive years in the Business Champion awards history.

“The difficulty in selecting both the shortlisted businesses and overall winners is testament to the sheer talent and quality of businesses we have in the region.”

Each of the successful businesses was presented their award at a lunch at Carnoustie Golf Resort on Tuesday.

Shaper Caper artistic director Thomas Small said: “We’re over the moon to have been chosen overall winner for the chamber’s 2023 awards, absolutely delighted.

“It’s amazing to see the work we do recognised, and a celebration of both the people we work with dealing with powerful challenges, and their stories.”

Bruce Sheridan, Forbes of Kingennie general manager, said: “Winning the Net Zero category is a fantastic result that we are extremely proud of.

“Sustainability has been a real focus for everyone at Forbes of Kingennie, as we aim to minimise our environmental impact as much as possible.

“We have implemented and installed projects which not only benefit the business but also the guests visiting the resort.

“We have future plans to include solar panels and air conditioning units, allowing us to reach a further goal towards our net zero.”

Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce

As the leading business membership organisation in Dundee & Angus and part of the worldwide long-established Chamber of Commerce brand, we help local businesses to connect, communicate and develop for business benefit.

Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort

Home to 14 self catering lodges, sleeping from 2 to 10 per lodge. Waterside restaurant, Cairn O' Mount bar and beautiful Waterside wedding venue. 9 Hole golf course, driving range and Cairngorm putting green as well as 4 well stocked trout fishing ponds.

m3 Networks Limited

We provide outsourced IT Support and Cyber Security Services.

High School of Dundee

The High School of Dundee is one of Scotland’s leading independent schools and is among the oldest in the United Kingdom. It is a fee-paying, co-educational day school of approximately 985 pupils, of whom around 330 are in the Junior School, making it the largest independent school in Tayside and Fife.

Street Soccer Scotland

Street Soccer Scotland is a social enterprise which provides football themed engagement programmes and personal development to create positive social change in the lives of adults and young people across Scotland. Our aim is to offer hope by providing opportunities to engage in street soccer activities whilst seeking additional opportunities to move on, through a range of partners in the private, public and third sector. We are also the national partner for the Homeless World Cup for Scotland. Each year we send Team Scotland to compete in this international tournament. Street Soccer Scotland works closely with all levels of government and local, national and international businesses to create positive social change. For more information please email info@streetsoccerscotland.org.


We envision a world that is equitable, empathetic, and joyful; where people are healthy, connected and contribute to building a more just and sustainable future. We use the power of creativity to connect people to each other and to their bodies and minds, placing expression and storytelling at the heart of communities.

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