THERE are now just three weeks until The Clacks 2019 Business Awards and this year’s finalists have been chosen.

The awards ceremony in the Alloa Town Hall, on August 29, will celebrate and recognise local businesses who drive and contribute to our local economy.

The Clacks Business Awards is now in its sixth year and is sponsored by Alloa First, Ceteris, DigitalBoost, Business Gateway and SV24-7 Vending.

The awards panel made up of Gillian Timmons, Business Gateway Forth Valley Manager and DigitalBoost Steering Group Member, Lieutenant Colonel Johnny Stewart, Lord-Lieutenant of Clackamannanshire, Diane Brown, Project Manager at Alloa First, Alison Davidson, Business Development Manager at Business Gateway Clacks and Jean Hamilton, Director at Ceteris met to determine this year’s winners and finalists.

Best Not-For-Profit Organisation Award

Breathe Easy Clackmannanshire

Reachout with Arts In Mind

Sauchie Active 8

Wellbeing Scotland

Community Spirit Award

Blush Boutique

Homestart Clackmannanshire

Orchard Care Home

The Crown Inn Social Club

Embracing Digital Technology Award – sponsored by DigitalBoost


Jump N Joy Trampoline Park

Kelso and Titch Natural Pet Treats

Stewart Accounting Services Limited

Excellence in Customer Service Award – sponsored by Alloa First

Flourish Home Support Services

Rhona McCallum Hair

Smart Specs Optical Dispensary

The Sorting Office

uGym LTD

Success Through Sustainability Award – sponsored by SV24-7 Vending

Alloa Community Enterprises Limited

Clackmannan Development Trust

MiaMae Luxury Candles

Rhona McCallum Hair

Most Impressive Employee of the Year Award

Craig Mitchell – SV24-7 Vending

Linda Kerr & Rhona Holden – Home-Start Clackmannanshire

Shumela Ahmed – Resilience Learning Partnership

Family Business of the Year Award

Heavenly Bakes n Cakes

The Crown Inn

uGym LTD

Apprenticeship Award

Alicia Wardlaw – Stewart Accounting Services Limited

Danielle Hill - Clackmannanshire Council

Most Promising New Business Award – sponsored by Business Gateway

HappyDays Performing Arts

Krafty Kids Alloa

Little Owls Eats and Treats

uGym LTD

Business of the Year Award – sponsored by Ceteris

Jump N Joy Trampoline Park

Stewart Accounting Services Limited

SV24-7 Vending

As ever, thanks is given to all those who entered this year – with the standard of entry exceeding all expectations.

Alison Davidson, manager of the Business Gateway service in Clackmannanshire, said: “The finalists for this award are working to an exceptionally high standard and their entries brilliantly demonstrate their focus on organic business growth."

Gillian Timmons, Business Gateway Forth Valley manager and DigitalBoost programme steering group member, added: “Showcasing the positive impact of implementing digital technology into business operations is something that our finalists have done with enthusiasm.

"They have worked hard to meet the criteria of the Embracing Digital Technology Award and they deserve our congratulations for reaching this stage.”

Fiona Chambers, Director at SV24-7 Vending and sponsor of the Success through Sustainability Category gave her congratulations to all the finalists in the category.

She said: "The winner will have strategy, systems and procedures in place to delivery sustainability with measurable results. Good Luck to all finalists."

Book your place today for a night filled with celebration, pride and community spirit.

The Clacks 2019 Business Awards takes place on Thursday, August 29, at the Alloa Town Hall.

Call Nina Holmes on 0141 302 6036 or email