ROCCO AWARDS 2023: Renfrewshire Celebrates Outstanding Business Achievement

Date Posted: 20 Nov, 2023

Renfrewshire celebrated as 17 outstanding winners were crowned at the stunning Rocco Awards Ceremony on Friday 17th November at the Normandy Hotel. The capacity crowd witnessed outstanding business achievement at Renfrewshire’s largest black tie business event, now in its 19th year. Principal ROCCO sponsor was Invest In Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire Council’s programme to grow the local economy and support employment.

Chamber President Derek J McNab highlighted the Chamber’s progress in the last year and outlined plans to help Renfrewshire Connect & Grow in 2024. The guests were piped into the Normandy by the talented St Columba’s School Pipe Band.

Renfrewshire Council Depute Leader Jacqueline Cameron gave the principal 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 St Vincents Hospice and the Provost’s Charity fund for the Clothed In Love project.  

Rocco favourite Fred MacAulay delivered a vintage performance entertaining the audience all evening and the outstanding artists from Scottish Opera held the audience spell-bound.

The Awards also featured unique trophies designed and made in Renfrewshire by J.G.B. Steelcraft and Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company.

The Winners:

ROCCO Award for Environmental Sustainability sponsored by Lochlie Construction.
Winner: JW Filshill Ltd

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

ROCCO Award for Excellence in Manufacturing sponsored by National Manufacturing Institute Scotland.
Winner: Howden, A Chart Industries Company

ROCCO Award for International Trade sponsored by Glasgow Airport.
Winner: Peak Scientific Instruments Ltd

ROCCO Award for Community Wealth Building sponsored by Renfrewshire Council.
Winner: Morrison Construction Scotland

ROCCO Award for Excellence in Tourism sponsored by Paisley Is.
Winner: Gleddoch Golf & Spa Resort
ROCCO Award for Most Promising New Business sponsored by Business Gateway.
Winner: Spokes Bikes Ltd

ROCCO Award for Renfrewshire’s Favourite Business sponsored by Braehead.
Winner: Spex Appeal

ROCCO Award for Family Business of the Year sponsored by The Malcolm Group:
Winner: WRC Recycling Ltd

ROCCO Award for Journey to Net Zero sponsored by Ren Zero.
Winner: KLAS Care C.i.C
ROCCO Award for Young Business Person of the Year sponsored by Rolls-Royce.
Winner: Shaun Jamieson – Switchease Limited
ROCCO Award for Employer of the Year sponsored by West College Scotland.
Winner: Rolls Royce Plc
ROCCO Award for Community Champion sponsored by Engage Renfrewshire.
Winner: ROAR – Connections for Life
ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business 5 or less employees sponsored by Spectrum Service Solutions.
Winner: Aspire Academy
ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business >5<25 employees sponsored by Terumo Aortic.
Winner: Paisley Autocare Ltd

ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business >25 employees sponsored by Altrad Babcock.
Winner: Spectrum Service Solutions

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

Winner: Simon Hannah, CEO JW Filshill Ltd

Chamber Chief Executive Bob Grant said:

“Watching our business community come together to celebrate at ROCCO 2023 was an inspiration to witness.  We drew huge energy from the enthusiasm, sense of community, and examples of excellence & innovation on display throughout the evening.

Renfrewshire truly is a fantastic business location with so many outstanding organisations as we Connect & Grow together. “

“You can view all images on our Facebook page:

and comments on #2023Rocco. 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 main sponsor Invest in Renfrewshire, 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 fantastic 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 Lea Shaw, Monwabisi Lindi & Toby Hession of Scottish Opera who entertained us so well. Planning for the 20th Edition of Rocco in 2024 is already underway, in what will be our 60th Diamond Anniversary year. “