Top SMEs rewarded at Insider SME 300 event

Emergency veterinary care firm Vets Now scooped the SME 300 Company of the Year award at the Insider & Scott-Moncrieff SME 300 Awards 2009.

sme 300 image resizedEight awards were presented at a glittering ceremony at the Radisson Hotel in Glasgow, attended by 300 key players in the Scottish SME marketplace. The awards recognise the achievement of Scotland’s best performing companies with a turnover of up to £20 million.

Glasgow Caledonian University’s Applied Knowledge Exchange supported the event, working closely with accountancy firm Scott-Moncrieff to complete the research for each award nomination.

Canongate Books and Prosource IT provided Vets Now with competition for the top spot, taking two awards each. Canongate Books picked up prizes for Fastest Growing SME 300 Company and Most Focused Company. Prosource IT won Best Employer and Best Medium Company.

The event was hosted by comedian Fred MacAulay and speaker Charan Gill, the mastermind behind the Harlequin Restaurant Group.

The Applied Knowledge Exchange’s support of the SME 300 Awards comes hot on the heels of its sponsorship of ‘Scotland’s Business Oscars’ – the Insider Elite Awards 2009 in October. Principal of Glasgow Caledonian University, Professor Pamela Gillies, was a finalist in the prestigious Public Service Leader of the Year category.

Whether you are an SME, charity, multinational or public sector organisation, the Applied Knowledge Exchange can provide professional consultancy services, specialist research facilities, bespoke work-based learning opportunities, tailored to your business needs.

For further information contact Fiona Stewart-Knight.