The Courier Business Awards 2018


29th October 2018

Businesses from across Tayside & Fife are celebrating after being named winners in the sixth annual Courier Business awards, held in associated with Henderson Loggie Chartered Accountants. 

At a glittering awards evening at the Apex Hotel in Dundee, over 700 people celebrated with the 23 award winners at what was a truly amazing celebration of local business & talented people. The event was hosted by Rachel Riley of Countdown fame, and the ever-funny Fred MacAuley.

We would like to congratulate the following members of the Chamber who won an award on Saturday night: ATL Turbine Services, Balhousie Care Group, Castle Water, James F Stephen Architects, NCR, SP Technology, The Circle and Volpa.

Castle Water of Blairgowrie took home not only the coveted Business of the Year prize, but their CEO John Reynolds picked up the top Entrepreneur award too!

The ceremony also saw Mike Galloway, the former Executive Director of City Development at Dundee City Council, recognised.

Our congratulations also have to go to the fantastic team from DC Thomson who put together such a spectaular event!

Visit The Courier's website to see the images from the night here.

The full list of winners:

  • Apprentice: Ryan Fair, Fife Council Building Services Unit
  • Design & Innovation: ACE Aquatec
  • Digital: Bella & Duke
  • Enterprise in Education: Pocket Sized Hands
  • Entrepreneur: John Reynolds, Castle Water
  • Export: ATL Turbine Services
  • Family (Angus): James F. Stephen Architects
  • Family (Dundee): Gillies
  • Family (Fife): Allson Wholesale
  • Family (Perthshire): Perthshire Caravans
  • Family (Overall): Gillies
  • Games: ChilliConnect
  • Growth: Castle Water
  • Manufacturing: SP Technology
  • Retail: Perthshire Caravans
  • Science & Technology: NCR
  • Service: Balhousie Care Group
  • Small: Volpa
  • Social Impact: Circle Scotland CIC
  • Tourism & Hospitality: The Black Watch Castle and Museum
  • Young: The Butcher The Baker
  • Business of the Year: Castle Water
  • Outstanding Contribution: Mike Galloway
Castle Water

Castle Water is the leading independent water retailer in the UK. We supply hundreds of thousands of businesses, charities, and public bodies throughout England and Scotland. We provide water retail services to all types and sizes of organisation. We have expertise of working in hard to reach areas, ranging from dispersed rural sites to high density urban environments nationally.

ATL Turbine Services

ATL has a broad range of specialised gas turbine component repair capabilities, offering customers cost effective alternatives to outright replacement. As an engineering solution provider, we are able to rebuild parts back to a fully restored condition so that they have the same integrity and durability as new parts.

The Circle

The Circle is an award winning 'More Than Profit' organisation that supports businesses to make a difference to communities by providing affordable consultancy, training and workspaces, within an inclusive and friendly community.

Cunningly Good Group

A highly experienced blended agency with experts in strategy, communications, design and websites.

James F Stephen Architects

Our RIAS Chartered Practice is based at Glamis, Angus; Stirling; and Aberdeen. Our breadth of commissions and our repeat business from satisfied clients have contributed to our steady growth. JFSA Architect Partners have an artistic commitment and diverse skills in design, historic building conservation and construction arbitration. Accredited with ‘ISO 9001; ‘14001; & ‘OHSAS 18001’; we are registered with ‘Constructionline’

Balhousie Care Group

Balhousie Care homes provide residents with a happy, friendly, safe and caring environment coupled with an exceedingly high level of accommodation.

SP Automation & Robotics

Operating at the cutting edge of design, SP Technology is an end to end solution provider. We design and manufacture bespoke automated systems that meet the demands of modern production, manufacturing, engineering and process environments. We have provided systems for a wide range of industries including food & drink, plastics, munitions, medical device manufacturing, pharmaceutical and cleanroom automation, and packaging.

Henderson Loggie

Chartered Accountants, Tax and Business Advisors based in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.


NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leading software- and services-led enterprise provider in the financial, retail and hospitality industries.

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.

DC Thomson & Co Ltd is a private company and is one of the leading media organisations in the United Kingdom. The company publishes newspapers, magazines, comics and books. More recently, DC Thomson has expanded into the internet and digital developments including a major focus on genealogy.

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