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The 2015 awards were held in June 2015 at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.

The winners were....

Cost Saving Excellence

Highly Commended – Lion Safety

This highly commended award acknowledged Lion Safety’s commitment to provide ethically sourced tailored work wear. They also saved customers time and money through personalised packaging and delivery logistics.

Winner SME – Strathclyde Tyre Services Limited

This award recognised Strathclyde Tyres’ commitment to delivering the best possible value to councils. By securing a new tyre brand which offered a quality product at a lower price, along with a damage replacement warranty, the company estimated that it is saving councils around 12% per annum. 

Winner Large - Batleys Ltd

This award acknowledged Batleys’ innovative pricing initiatives. By taking a partnership approach to customer relationship management, they developed tailored food service solutions, resulting in real cost savings.

Environmental Excellence

Highly Commended – Foams4sports

This highly commended award recognised Foams 4 Sports’ commitment to ensure the goods they provided are manufactured, delivered, used and disposed of in an environmentally and social responsible manner, while delivering long term value for the company and their customers.

Winner SME – Barr Environmental Ltd

This award recognised Barr Environmental’s sustainable approach to providing waste management, treatment and disposal services to councils. They also minimised the carbon footprint of their drivers and donated products created from organic waste back to the community for a variety of projects.

Winner Large – Johnston Sweepers Ltd

This award recognised Johnston Sweepers’ commitment to sustainable manufacturing. Their strategy aimed to reduce costs, consider environmental, ethical and social aspects of the production process and integration of the latest energy saving equipment.

Excellence in our Communities

Highly Commended - Müller Wiseman Dairies

This highly commended award recognised Müller’s partnership approach with local communities. Initiatives included the delivery of educational presentations, facilitating and funding school visits to dairies and encouraging children to consider a career in the food sector.

Winner SME - The Furnishing Service

This award recognised TFS’s work across Scotland to create employment opportunities for people from vulnerable backgrounds - including work experience programmes, work placements, apprenticeships and work trials. They had created 141 jobs and supported more than 6,600 hours of work experience.

Winner Large - Kibble Education & Care Centre

This award recognised Kibble’s holistic approach to the integration of wider community services, including education, psychological support and employment services, to improve the life chances of the young people in their care.

Excellence in Innovation

Highly Commended – Good Shepherd Centre

This highly commended award recognised Good Shepherd’s innovative framework used to identify and measure the wellbeing outcomes delivered for children. This was developed in consultation with young people, their parents and carers, staff and other stakeholders, to inform the centre’s improvement priorities.  

Winner SME – SIAS Limited

This award was given in recognition of SIAS’s innovative approach to developing a variety of traffic simulation models. They supported councils to manage a range of transport issues from the implications of small scale developments to wider land-use impacts and transport interventions.

Winner Large - Kibble Education & Care Centre

This award recognised Kibble’s innovative approach to improving the lives of young people. Kibble created tailored support packages which balanced risk and benefit to ensure transition to a positive destination for every at-risk young person placed with them.

Partnership Excellence

Highly Commended – SIAS Limited

This highly commended award recognises SIAS’s transport consultancy work with Aberdeenshire Council. The traffic planning model they developed is supporting decisions for towns and communities across Aberdeenshire and captures the unique transport challenges facing each community.

Winner SME - Mattiussi Environmental Ltd

This award acknowledges Mattiussi’s partnership with Aberdeen City Council to develop a container for the collection of food waste from communal areas and flats. The innovative solution was created to improve recycling rates. It has already diverted 485.16 tonnes of additional food waste from landfill.

Winner Large - Mott MacDonald

This award recognises Mott MacDonald’s work with West Lothian Council to develop a plan to reduce surface water flooding. The action plan will decrease the number of properties at risk of flooding, reduce the amount of damage caused by flooding, and improve the use of drainage resources.

Excellence in Customer Support

Winner SME – Lion Safety

This award recognises Lion Safety’s customer-focused approach to providing high quality work wear. They were praised for working openly and honestly with their customers while offering tailored solutions to meet customer requirements.

Winner Large - Turner & Townsend

This award recognises Turner & Townsend’s collaborative work with Scottish Borders Council on a diverse range of transport, school, infrastructure and housing projects. Projects include the Great Tapestry Project, Borders Business Park, Kelso High School and a National Housing Trust project. 


Customer Service Excellence

Highly Commended – Findel Education

This highly commended award recognises Findel’s commitment to efficient and effective customer management. They designed a bespoke value proposition for the Scottish market – focusing on the simple mission of ‘being easy to do business with’.

Winner – Batleys Ltd

This award acknowledges Batleys’ simple yet effective approach to customer service through their six core values. Achieving a 98% satisfaction rating for the effectiveness of their deliveries to Scotland Excel customers, they pride themselves on the strength of the relationships they build.