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Excitement is building ahead of the HSBC Scottish Export Awards to be held at the Hilton Hotel Glasgow on Wednesday 22 March 2017 – see who's been shortlisted.

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Nominations for this year's awards have surpassed expectations with 125 entries, representing £805 million in turnover and £470 million of exports from Scotland.

Now in their fourth year, the annual awards serve as an important platform for Scotland’s internationally operating businesses to promote their brand, raise their profile and attract potential investors – both at home and abroad.

Companies shortlisted for 2017 awards

Ecommerce Exporter of the Year

The winning company in this category will be a shining example of how ecommerce can raise brand awareness and recognition, help with expansion into new markets, boost sales and efficiency, and improve customer service.

  • Alex Begg & Co
  • TEFL ORG UK
  • The Lead Generation Company
  • TRTL
  • Unified FX

Most Entrepreneurial Exporter of the Year

The winner will be a company that has best shown entrepreneurial flair within their export strategy, through an extraordinary approach to reaching new markets where creativity, innovation and tenacity has resulted in success.

  • Chocolate and Love
  • Churchill Drilling
  • Clintec
  • Global Voices
  • M Squared
  • Schoolhill Engineering
  • Scotmas Group
  • Sports Labs
  • St James Smokehouse
  • The Lead Generation Company
  • Traceall Global
  • TRTL

Micro Start-Up Exporter of the Year

Recognising outstanding achievements by a company in any industry with a turnover up to £2 million, the winner in the micro start-up category will demonstrate best use of innovative market strategies to extend export potential.

  • Alan White Design
  • Articulate Scotland
  • Big Mouth Media
  • Chocolate and Love
  • Cobra Simulation
  • Eden Mill
  • Keith Brewery
  • Rushbrooke Consultants
  • Schoolhill Engineering
  • TAG Digital
  • TEFL ORG UK
  • The Leade Generation Company
  • Tempest Brewing Co
  • TRTL
  • Unified FX
  • Vehnet

Small Exporter of the Year

Recognising outstanding achievements by a company in any industry with a turnover of between £1-£15 million, the small exporter award will recognise a company that has demonstrated outstanding achievements in export growth.

  • Churchill Drilling Tools
  • Edesix
  • Exchange Communications
  • Fathom Systems
  • Global Pipe Components
  • Global Voices
  • M Squared
  • Mackie's
  • Mrs Tilly's
  • Online Valves
  • Sephra Europe
  • TES Electronic Solutions
  • Trig Avionics
  • Westerross Fisheries

Large Exporter of the Year

Recognising outstanding achievements by a company in any industry with a turnover more than £15 million, the large exporter award will recognise a company that has demonstrated outstanding achievements in export growth moving the business to another level.

  • Balmoral Offshore Engineering
  • JFD
  • John McGavigan
  • Loch Duart
  • PG Paper
  • Quiz

Export Team of the Year

This award recognises a team who has added significant value to the business by adopting innovative practices and implementing a strong and effective export sales strategy.

  • Cooke Aquaculture
  • Ecosse Subsea Systems
  • Exchange Communications
  • Fathom Systems
  • Loch Duart
  • MADE IN SCOTLAND - Collaborative Export Solutions
  • Online Valves
  • Paragon Inks Holdings Ltd
  • PG Paper
  • Summerhall Distillery Ltd
  • Suez Purifcation and Disinfection Systems

The overall BQ Scottish Exporter of the Year prize will be announced on the night. 

Good luck to all those shortlisted. See you at the awards ceremony.

More updates on the BQ Scotland website

The HSBC Scottish Export Awards 2017 is being held in association with Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Business Gateway.

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