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Renfrewshire Chamber is delighted to announce the 2023 shortlist for the annual business awards, the ROCCOs. Now in their 19th Year, the ROCCOs are the premier business event in Renfrewshire. 17 winners will be announced at the ceremony hosted by ROCCO favourite Fred MacAulay (17th November at the Normandy Hotel in Renfrew). ROCCO Main Sponsor is Invest In Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire Council’s programme to grow the local economy and support employment.

CEO Bob Grant said “We’ve had an amazing response with entries this year, many companies have great stories to share as we celebrate everything our business community has achieved together. A huge congratulations to all our finalists and commiserations to those who did not make the shortlist. Competition has been particularly tough this year and I would encourage you to please enter in 2024. Judging for 15 of the 17 awards will require the shortlisted organisations to present to our panels w/c 30th October at the Chamber Business Centre, Glasgow Airport”.

ROCCO Award for Environmental Sustainability
Sponsored by Lochlie Construction:
JW Filshill Ltd
Scottish Leather Group
West College Scotland

ROCCO Award for Innovation & Technology
Sponsored by University of the West of Scotland:
Angelwax Ltd
Howden Compressors
Rolls Royce Plc

ROCCO Award for Excellence in Manufacturing
Sponsored by National Manufacturing Institute Scotland:
J.G.B Steelcraft (UK) Limited
Rolls Royce Plc

ROCCO Award for International Trade
Sponsored by Glasgow Airport:
Peak Scientific Instruments Ltd
Redrock Automation Ltd
Where Now Consulting Ltd

ROCCO Award for Community Wealth Building
Sponsored by Renfrewshire Council:
Morrison Construction
Scottish Leather Group

ROCCO Award for Excellence in Tourism
Sponsored by Paisley Is:
Coats Venue Paisley
Gleddoch Golf & Spa Resort

ROCCO Award for Most Promising New Business
Sponsored by Business Gateway:
Aspire Academy
Sales Synergy Group
Spokes Bikes Ltd

ROCCO Award for Family Business of the Year
Sponsored by The Malcom Group:
Olden Goldies (Paisley) Ltd
Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms
WRC Recycling Ltd

ROCCO Award for Journey to Net Zero
Sponsored by Ren Zero:
J.G.B Steelcraft (UK) Limited
KLAS Care C.i.C
True Origin

ROCCO Award for Young Business Person of the Year
Sponsored by Rolls-Royce:
Shaun Jamieson – Switchease Limited
Andrew O’Brien – J.G.B Steelcraft (UK) Limited
Lizzy Todd – Tweetiepie Media Ltd

ROCCO Award for Employer of the Year
Sponsored by West College Scotland:
Rolls Royce Plc
Wholesale Domestic Bathrooms

ROCCO Award for Community Champion
Sponsored by Engage Renfrewshire:
Active Communities Scotland
ROAR – Connections for Life
The STAR Project

ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business 5 or less employees
Sponsored by Spectrum Service Solutions:
Affluent Financial Planning Ltd
Aspire Academy
Xtensive Web Design

ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business >5<25 employees
Sponsored by Terumo Aortic
Home Instead Renfrewshire
MM Search
Paisley Autocare Ltd

ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business >25 employees
Sponsored by Altrad Babcock
Glasgow Airport Limited
Mabbett and Associates Ltd
Spectrum Service Solutions

ROCCO Award for Business Leader of the Year
Sponsored by Diageo:

Shortlisted nominations are:

Anne McVicker, Managing Director Resolvecall Ltd   

Brian Toward, CEO Wholesale Domestic Equipment Company Ltd

Simon Hannah, CEO JW Filshill Ltd

Tracy Mitchell, Managing Director True Origin

The winner will be announced on the night.

ROCCO Award for Renfrewshire’s Favourite Business
Sponsored by Braehead
Coats Venue Paisley

Made In Paisley

Olden Goldies

PACE Theatre Company

Spex Appeal

Top 5 voting is now open online here:

The company with the most votes by 5pm on Friday 3rd November will be crowned the winner and announced on the night.

To book a table / seats at the ROCCOs on the 17th Nov at the Normandy please email Laura Connor or visit 

On the night a charity raffle will support 2 charities including St Vincent’s Hospice. For more info and to enter / book a table – please visit

The social media hashtag is #2023Rocco

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