ROCCO Entry Deadline Extended to Midnight on Wednesday 27th September

Date Posted: 13 Sep, 2023

The ROCCOs 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. The entry deadline has been extended to Midnight Wed 27th September.

Chief Executive Bob Grant said “We’ve had a brilliant response so far with entries and I would encourage all companies to consider entering to gain recognition. Many companies have great stories to share as we celebrate everything our business community has achieved together. Thank you to all our category sponsors, without their support, the ROCCOs would not be possible.”

The ROCCOs 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 5<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. To nominate your favourite business please email by Midnight on Wed 4th October. Please include ROCCO AWARD in the subject header. In email include the name of business and why in <100 words they deserve to win. Also include your own name, address & phone number. A shortlist will be announced with online voting open until early November. The winner will be announced on the night.

The awards are open for entry until Midnight 27th 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