ROCCO Awards 2022 Now Open for Entries!

Date Posted: 19 Aug, 2022

The ROCCO’s are Renfrewshire’s premier business event now in their 18th year and will take place on Friday 18th November at the Normandy Hotel. Returning for a 4th time as ROCCO Main Sponsor is Paisley.Is, the ambitious destination brand for Paisley & Renfrewshire.

CEO Bob Grant commented “Thank you to all our category sponsors, without their support, the ROCCO’s would not be possible. Renfrewshire is a great place to do business and I encourage businesses & organisations from all sectors to consider entering this year. We know winning a ROCCO is a great achievement and competition is always fierce – the process we follow for selecting a winner is taken very seriously. Across the 17 categories there is an opportunity for companies of all sizes and sectors to gain recognition for your achievements in the last year. You have plenty of time to enter as many categories as you wish. If you make the shortlist, you will be invited to present to our judging panels w/com Mon 31st October. We are also pleased to reveal our new look ROCCO logo reflecting the Chamber’s recent re-branding campaign. “

Cllr Iain Nicolson, leader of Renfrewshire Council, said: “We’re delighted to be headline sponsor for this year’s awards and it’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase our destination brand to Renfrewshire’s business community. This is a great place to live, to visit and to do business, and this is always demonstrated each year at the ROCCOs. It’s our chance to celebrate the people who are generating economic impact, creating jobs and putting Renfrewshire on the map.”

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 XSite Braehead

ROCCO Award for Environmental Sustainability – Sponsored by Paisley Is

ROCCO Award for Innovation & Technology – sponsored by the University of the West of Scotland (UWS)

ROCCO Award for Excellence in Manufacturing -sponsored by National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS)

ROCCO Award for International Trade -sponsored by Glasgow Airport

ROCCO Award for Invest in Renfrewshire – sponsored by Invest in Renfrewshire

ROCCO Award for Employer of the Year – sponsored by West College Scotland

ROCCO Award for Most Promising New Business -sponsored by Renfrewshire Council

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 Excellence in Tourism – sponsored by

ROCCO Award for Community Champion – sponsored by Engage Renfrewshire

ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business 5 or fewer employees – sponsored by Braehead

ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business <25 employees – sponsored by Terumo Aortic

ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business >25 employees – sponsored by Doosan Babcock

ROCCO Award for Business Leader of the Year – sponsored by Diageo

ROCCO Award for Renfrewshire’s Favourite Business – Opens for entries at the end of August.

The awards are open for entry until Friday 23rd September. Shortlist will be announced early October and the winners announced at our awards ceremony on Friday 18th 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
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