INVERCLYDE Chamber of Commerce’s annual ICON awards recognised local business success over the past 12 months.
An enthusiastic crowd of 180 people cheered the 11 winners being crowned at Greenock Town Hall for Inverclyde’s largest business event, now in its 18th year.
Diodes Incorporated were the returning main sponsor of the awards as the company continued its outstanding support for the chamber and Inverclyde’ business community.
New chamber president Lizzy Todd opened the event, before handing over to host Gerry McDade. A raffle raised £1,753 towards the chosen charity, Action for Children.
The final award of the evening was the Lifetime Achievement award, which was awarded to Helen McCormick, above, centre, for her years of service and championing of local businesses.
Lizzy said: “We are delighted at the success of this year’s ICON Awards which were a superb celebration of local businesses and their achievements. With over 75 entrants this year, our highest ever, the year on year growth of the awards is clear to see.
“We witnessed a fantastic response from all our sponsors, companies entering and our guests on the night and were delighted to welcome several companies that are new to the chamber.
“We were delighted to recognise Helen McCormick for everything that she has done throughout her career to support, champion and highlight businesses in Inverclyde and she richly deserves this recognition as per the ovation she received.”
The ICON Awards 2023:
ICON Award for Diversity – Sponsored by Clyde Eats
Winner: Diodes Incorporated. Runners-up: On-Site Scanning
ICON Award for Tourism – Sponsored by Tweetiepie Media
Winner: Beacon Arts Centre. Runners-up: Inverclyde Tourist Group
ICON Award for Internationalism – Sponsored by Inverclyde Chamber
Winner: Deborah Murdoch Jewellery. Runners-up: Scotcrest
ICON Award for Business Growth – Sponsored by MM Search
Winner: Gourock Golf Club Ladies’ Section. Runners-up: Lynedoch Street Off-Sales
ICON Award for Sustainability – Sponsored by Nicholson McShane Architects
Winner: Inverclyde Shed. Runners-up: Conatum Coffee.
ICON Award for Community Benefits – Sponsored by A&I Geotechnical
Winner: Inverclyde Carers’ Centre. Runners-up: Inverclyde Music Festival.
ICON Award for Entrepreneurism – Sponsored by Angel Images
Winner: The Porchlight. Runners-up: Blessed Beauty and Wellness.
ICON Award for Business Resilience – Sponsored by Golden Casket
Winner: Nicholson McShane Architects. Runners-up: The Cottage/Sister Co.
ICON Award for Skills Development – Sponsored by James Walker Devol
Winner: Inver-Heat Ltd. Runners-up: Ocean Youth Trust
ICON Award for Health and Wellbeing – Sponsored by Scott’s Greenock
Winner: Safe Harbour Inverclyde. Runners-up: Lynsey Ritchie Holistics
ICON Lifetime Achievement Award
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