Inspiring businesses that manufacture, invent and design products in Scotland are unveiled today in this year’s Insider Made in Scotland Awards.
Here we reveal a striking list of finalists across a broad range of sectors, who are innovating and making their contribution in areas such as food and drink and life sciences.
They make an impressive list of products that are both sold here and exported, and which show a remarkable degree creativity and invention.
In its fifth year – having missed an event last year because of the pandemic – Scottish Business Insider is partnering with the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) to celebrate notable individuals and businesses.
The finalists are:
Engineering Company of the Year
- Foodmek Ltd, the Fife-based engineering company supplying daily food and drink
- Legasea Ltd, the subsea equipment refurbisher based in Aberdeen
- Optos Plc, the Dunfermline-based eye care products business
Exporter of the Year
- Chemco International Ltd, the Coatbridge-based, employee-owned anti corrosive coatings firm
- Clansman Dynamics Ltd, an East Kilbride-based employee-owned firm manufacturing for forge and foundry
- Enerquip Ltd, the torque machines specialist headquartered in Aberdeen
Food & Drink Company of the Year
- Lazy Day Foods Ltd, maker of treats for allergy sufferers, based in Harthill
- What The Fork, the Dalgety Bay-based family owned food sector serving online platform business
Innovator of the Year –Sponsored by GovGrant
- Bellrock Technology, the Glasgow-based high-tech software business
- Chromacity Ltd, the laser manufacturer, also based in Glasgow
- Novosound, the ultrasound sensor company serving the non-destructive testing market
Inventor of the Year
- Bellrock Technology – Adam Brown, the high tech software developer
- Dr Faisal Ghani – who has developed the world’s first flat-packable solar thermal collector
- Snappy Shopper – Mike Callachan, developer of a platform app for the retail sector
Young Innovator of the Year
- MacIsaac Limited t/a FLUX Solutions – bringing to market an innovative product for bagpipes
- Metacarpal – designer of a new kind of prosthetic hand
Manufacturer of the Year– Sponsored by NMIS
- Aqualutions Systems Ltd, the Duns-based specialist healthcare manufacturer
- ICL Tech ltd, the specialist plastic parts maker based in Glasgow
- Irvine Springs, the North Ayrshire-based bespoke spring manufacturer
2020 Recognition Award
No finalists will be announced – the will be winner revealed at the virtual event.
Made in Scotland Award– Sponsored by NMIS
All of the category winners are eligible for this award, which recognises the most outstanding award winner of the 2021 awards.
The Made In Scotland Awards 2021 event will be be hosted by Fred MacAulay and will take place on Thursday, 10 June at 6pm.
Register for free tickets and watch the event via the website.