2020 Winners Roll of Honour

Excellence in Customer Service

Lime Salon

What the judges said:

How to create a great customer experience has clearly been first and foremost in its thoughts in every major decision and at every significant stage of the company’s business planning.

Best Performing Business with under 10 employees

Discounted Office Supplies

What the judges said:

The management team has built an exemplary business through a combination of hard work, giving customers a great deal, strategic acquisitions and well thought out organic growth, and the company is now perfectly positioned to see impressive sales growth.

Excellence in Creativity and Innovation

Bluebox Aviation Systems Ltd

What the judges said:

This is an impressive business with a constant and targeted company-wide focus on product and process innovation to improve its customers’ experiences and open up new markets and revenue streams for the company.

Best Performing Business with over 50 employees

Diageo

What the judges said:

The company has achieved sector-leading, year-on-year performance improvements across all parts of the business, increasingly driven by significant shop-floor/operator ownership of key operational processes and decision making.

Excellence in Community Engagement

Boogie Bounce Buckhaven

What the judges said:

From its inception, this company has consistently sought every opportunity it can to ‘give back’ to the local community from which it came and which has made its tremendous success possible. They live and breathe community.

Greenest Business

Diageo

What the judges said:

They passionately presented their impressive environmental ambitions, plans and successes. The site has structures and processes in place that are driving outstanding environmental performance across the business without compromising operational excellence.

Best Marketing Campaign

The Buffalo Farm

What the judges said:

With clear objectives, innovative approaches, responsiveness to market signals and personality, this was a textbook campaign. It exceeded all the criteria set for this award category and has achieved impressive business results.

Best School Partnership

Handpicked by CR Smith

What the judges said:

This exciting and expanding venture provides a template for any aspiring partnership between schools and local businesses. It is embedded and thus sustainable, and it focuses wholly on giving pupils honest and practical insights into the world of work that will make a real difference to their prospects.

Best Performing Business with 10 to 50 employees

The Buffalo Farm

What the judges said:

The founder of the business had the ambition to make it “something to be proud of” and he has succeeded. The company has been able to consistently grow its sales and expand its markets it is able to successfully see and exploit new opportunities.

Excellence in People Development

MP Fife Limited

What the judges said:

The business has a professional and structured approach to developing its staff and embedding the future skills that it needs that goes well beyond its peers in the industry. Quite simply, it plans training well and delivers it very effectively.

Outstanding Business

Exterity

What the judges said:

This company is undoubtedly one of Fife’s great business successes of recent years, with its international expansion, technological leadership and its commitment to creating a highly skilled and engaged workforce, while never losing sight of its roots in, and obligation to give something back to, Fife. Great businesses have won this award in the past, and the latest recipient is a worthy successor to them.

Inspiration Award

Coul Brewing Company

What the judges said:

This business has, in a very short space of time, achieved remarkable results and levels of operational sophistication that sets a template and benchmark for any new business and aspiring entrepreneur. On this basis, the judges felt they deserved to be recognised for their efforts in the form of an Inspiration Award, created just for them.