The Chamber is delighted to announce that Paisley.is has been confirmed as main sponsor of Rocco 2019 for second year.
Cllr Iain Nicolson, Leader of Renfrewshire Council, said: “I am delighted that Paisley.is will be the headline sponsor for this year’s ROCCOs event.
“The ROCCOs are a highlight in the calendar of the Renfrewshire business community and do such a great job of showcasing the creativity and entrepreneurialism putting Renfrewshire firmly on the map as a business destination of choice.
“We have had great support for the Paisley.is destination brand from the business community and from the Chamber as we look to sell the benefits of doing business in Renfrewshire.
“I’m proud of the strength and the success of our business community, and it is a pleasure to be able to honour the best of the best at the 2019 awards.”
The ROCCO’s now in their 16th year are open for entry and are Renfrewshire’s premier business event.
CEO Bob Grant said, “The Chamber is delighted to welcome Paisley Is as returning main sponsor for Rocco 2019. The destination brand has grown since launch and its important role continues to highlight our strengths as a commercial location demonstrating we are open for business. We look forward to building on our key partnerships, encouraging investment and visitors to Renfrewshire.
Thank you to all our category sponsors, without their support, the ROCCO’s would not be possible. I encourage businesses & organisations from all sectors to consider entering in 2019. Winning a ROCCO is a great achievement and competition is always fierce. Across the 17 categories we have something for everyone; from a sole trader or young entrepreneur & community group to well established SMEs and large corporates. You have plenty of time to enter the Rocco’s however please don’t leave it to the last minute. You can enter as many categories as you wish, and if you are planning to attend please book early, the ROCCO’s sell out every year well before the event.”
The ROCCO’s are free to enter for members based anywhere plus non-members that are based in Renfrewshire. The 17 categories this year are:
ROCCO Award for Excellence in Customer Service – sponsored by the Scottish Leather Group
ROCCO Award for Developing the Young Workforce – sponsored by DYW (West)
ROCCO Award for Excellence in Manufacturing – sponsored by the Advanced Forming Research Centre
ROCCO Award for Innovation & Technology – sponsored by Creation IP
ROCCO Award for International Trade – sponsored by Glasgow Airport
ROCCO Award for Invest in Renfrewshire – sponsored by Renfrewshire Council / Invest in Renfrewshire
ROCCO Award for Most Promising New Business – sponsored by Renfrewshire Council
ROCCO Award for Employer of the Year – sponsored by West College Scotland
ROCCO Award for Family Business of the Year – sponsored by The Malcolm Group
ROCCO Award for Young Business Person of the Year – sponsored by Rolls-Royce
ROCCO Award for Business Leader of the Year – sponsored by Diageo
ROCCO Award for Excellence in Tourism – sponsored by Paisley.is
ROCCO Award for Community Champion – sponsored by Engage Renfrewshire & The Royal Bank of Scotland
ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business with 5 or less employees – sponsored by intu Braehead
ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business <25 employees – sponsored by University of the West of Scotland
ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business >25 employees – sponsored by Terumo Aortic
ROCCO Award for Renfrewshire’s Favourite Business – sponsored by the Paisley Daily Express (nominations open end of August)
The awards are open for entry until the 6th September. Shortlist will be announced end September and the winners announced at our awards ceremony on Friday 15th November at The Normandy Hotel hosted by Fred MacAulay.
On the night a charity raffle will support 2 charities including Accord Hospice
For more info and to enter / book a table – please visit www.roccoawards.com
The social medial hashtag is #2019Rocco