ROCCO AWARDS 2022 Winners crowned celebrating business excellence in Renfrewshire

Date Posted: 21 Nov, 2022

Renfrewshire’s annual celebration of outstanding achievement returned with the ROCCO Awards on Friday 18th November at the Normandy Hotel, Renfrew. A sell-out crowd of 500 people roared on 17 winners lifting the trophies at Renfrewshire’s largest black tie business event, now in its 18th year. Paisley.Is the dynamic destination brand returned as main sponsor for the 4th year shining a spotlight on Renfrewshire as a great place to do business.

Chamber President Liz Connolly outlined the extensive Chamber investment in a new brand, strategy and website in the last year and highlighted plans to help Renfrewshire “Connect & Grow.” The guests were piped into the Normandy by the talented St Columba’s School Pipe Band.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson gave the principle sponsor address showcasing the significant £100 million investment in cultural assets including Paisley Town Hall and the compelling re-imagining of Paisley Museum.

The ROCCO raffle raised an outstanding £9,000 supporting the Accord Hospice and Renfrewshire’s Toy Bank.

Rocco favourite Fred MacAulay was in great form entertaining the audience all evening and the outstanding King of Birds from Elderslie performed 3 excellent tracks from their new album. The Awards also featured a brand-new trophy for the second year designed and made in Renfrewshire by J.G.B. Steelcraft and Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company.

The Winners:

ROCCO Award for Excellence in Customer Service sponsored by XSITE Braehead.
Winner: Spectrum Service Solutions Ltd

ROCCO Award for Environmental Sustainability sponsored by Paisley Is.
Winner: Scottish Leather Group

ROCCO Award for Innovation & Technology sponsored by University of the West of Scotland.
Winner: QIoT

ROCCO Award for Excellence in Manufacturing Sponsored by National Manufacturing Institute Scotland.
Winner: Smith & McLaurin Limited

ROCCO Award for International Trade sponsored by Glasgow Airport.
Winner: Diageo Plc

ROCCO Award for Invest in Renfrewshire sponsored by Invest in Renfrewshire.
Winner: Morrison Construction Scotland

ROCCO Award for Most Promising New Business sponsored by Renfrewshire Council.
Winner: Pacitti Hamilton Ltd

ROCCO Award for Renfrewshire’s Favourite Business sponsored by Braehead
Winner: Mill Magazine

ROCCO Award for Excellence in Tourism sponsored by Paisley Is.
Winner: Ingliston Country Club

ROCCO Award for Family Business of the Year sponsored by the Malcolm Group.
Winner: Spectrum Service Solutions Ltd

ROCCO Award for Young Business Person of the Year sponsored by Rolls-Royce.
Winner: Darren Cryans – Instant Impact Group

ROCCO Award for Employer of the Year sponsored by West College Scotland.
Winner: Lochlie Construction Ltd

ROCCO Award for Community Champion of the Year sponsored by Engage Renfrewshire & Royal Bank of Scotland:
Winner: Tannahill Centre

ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business <=5 full time employees sponsored by ChamberCustoms.  
Winner: Squared Insurance Brokers Ltd

ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business >5 & <25 full time employees sponsored by Terumo Aortic.
Winner: J.G.B Steelcraft (UK) Limited

ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business >25 full time employees Sponsored by Altrad Babcock.
Winner: Kibble Education and Care Centre

ROCCO Award for Business Leader of the Year sponsored by Diageo.
Winner: Derek Provan, CEO AGS Airports Ltd

Chamber Chief Executive Bob Grant said:

“ROCCO 2022 was an uplifting, awesome evening celebrating all that is good in our business community in the face of the current economic climate. The breadth of winners was truly inspiring with stories of ingenuity, innovation, and outstanding performance in response to these challenging economic times.”

“You can view all images on our Facebook page and comments on #2022Rocco. I encourage all Rocco winners to utilise their win across their PR channels. Thank you to the entire Chamber team for all their work before and on the night to ensure our 500 guests had a great time. Special thanks to principle sponsor, Diageo who supplied our drinks reception, Andrew O’Brien from J.G.B. Steelcraft and the team at Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Co for our new trophies, Cameron Presentations & Gap TV for all the AV, the Printbrokers for the program, Gary & Jan from NS Design for the excellent social media coverage and the Normandy Hotel for the meal and service. Thanks also to St Columba’s School Pipe Band who welcomed guests in such style.

Finally, thanks also to King of Birds who entertained us so well. Planning for Rocco 2023 is already underway, and I would encourage you to enter and gain recognition next year”