The winners of the 10th Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards have been announced showcasing the region’s best businesses.

A record number of over 500 guests attended the awards Dinner at Ayr Race Course on Friday, October 11.

TV and radio stars Jennifer Reoch and Edward Reid hosted the event and Soundsational Community Choir entertained the guests.

David Hughes from Awards Principal Sponsor 1825 said: “Once again the quality of applicants within each category is quite outstanding, reflecting the strength in depth of our business community in Ayrshire.

“On behalf of the team at 1825 Financial Planning, we would like to extend our congratulations to all of the winners in each of their respective categories, and thanks again to Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce for the great job they do in supporting business enterprise in Ayrshire.”

The winners were:

Developing Ayrshire’s Young Workforce Award- EGGER (UK) Limited

Business in the Community Award – Unity Grill CIC

Active Travel at Work Award – Booth Welsh

Start-up Business of the Year Award – Donnini Apartments

Apprentice of the Year Award – David Dunlop – North Ayrshire Council

Excellence in Customer Service Award – Hireaband Ltd

Tourism Award – Heads of Ayr Farm Park

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award – Ryan Leslie- Gymmies Kitchen Ltd

Chamber Champion Award – Rhona Brown Connections

Apprenticeship Community Challenge Ayrshire 2019 – SAS International

Family Business Award – Heads of Ayr Farm Park

Growth Business of the Year Award – Ready4Retirement

Employer of the Year Award – Spirit AeroSystems (Europe) Ltd

Ayrshire’s Food & Drink Award – Woody’s Ice Cream Ltd

Ayrshire’s Best Business (0-10 employees) – Renewable Oil Services Limited

Ayrshire’s Best Business (11-50 employees) – Blue Rock Insurance Brokers Ltd

Ayrshire’s Best Business (51 employees or more)- James Frew Ltd

The event’s raffle also raised over £4500 for The Little Art School Trust.