ROCCO Awards 2023 Now Open for Entries

Date Posted: 17 Aug, 2023

The ROCCO’s are Renfrewshire’s premier business event now in their 19th year and will take place on Friday 17th November at the Normandy Hotel. Main Sponsor is Invest In Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire Council’s programme to grow the local economy and support employment.

CEO Bob Grant commented “We are delighted to welcome Invest in Renfrewshire as our new main sponsor this year. Thank you also to all our category sponsors, without their support, the ROCCO’s would not be possible. Renfrewshire is a fantastic place to do business and I encourage organisations from all sectors to consider entering. We know making the shortlist is a great achievement in itself and competition to be selected is always tough. Across the 17 categories there is an opportunity for companies of all sizes and sectors to gain recognition for all you’ve achieved in the last 12 months. 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 30st October, good luck!”

Cllr Iain Nicolson, leader of Renfrewshire Council, said: “The ROCCO Awards are a fantastic showcase for the very best of our business community and I’m delighted that we’re able to sponsor the awards with our Invest in Renfrewshire programme. There are so many achievements worth recognition again this year, and it’s important that we celebrate the people who invest in our area. Their contribution is vital to generating economic impact and also creating and sustaining jobs and employment.”

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 Environmental Sustainability – Sponsored by Lochlie Construction Group

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 Community Wealth Building – sponsored by Renfrewshire Council

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

ROCCO Award for Most Promising New Business -sponsored by Business Gateway

ROCCO Award for Family Business of the Year – sponsored by The Malcolm Group

ROCCO Award for Journey to Net-Zero – sponsored by Ren Zero

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 Spectrum Service Solutions

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

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

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

ROCCO Award for Renfrewshire’s Favourite Business – sponsored by Braehead, opens for entries at the end of August.

The awards are open for entry until Friday 15th September. Shortlist will be announced early October and the winners announced at our awards ceremony on Friday 17th November at The Normandy Hotel hosted by Fred MacAulay.
On the night a charity raffle will support 2 charities including St Vincents Hospice. For more info and to enter / book a table – please visit
The social medial hashtag is #2023Rocco

Image: Cllr Iain Nicolson, leader of Renfrewshire Council with Chamber President Derek J. McNab