This year's sold-out Fife Business Awards in association with Blackadders and Henderson Loggie, took place at The Old Course Hotel, St Andrews.

The award ceremony continues to grow year on year, this year seeing the venue at capacity with 410 guests coming together to recognise the best in Fife Business.

The evening, once again hosted by Fred MacAulay, treated guests to an array of entertainment, of fine food, and most importantly, celebrated the determination and resilience of businesses from all sectors, across Fife.

"As coheadline sponsors of the Fife Business Awards we are proud to have been part of such a successful event celebrating the excellence of businesses in the region," said David D Smith, managing partner, Henderson Loggie.

"The awards ceremony was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the work of Fife’s outstanding businesses and their contribution to the local economy. We are honoured to have played a part in supporting the growth and development of the awards and wish to congratulate all the winners and finalists for their achievements."

Dunfermline Press: David D Smith of Henderson LoggieDavid D Smith of Henderson Loggie (Image: Newsquest)

There were 13 award categories in total, plus the coveted Outstanding Business Award.

A Special Recognition Award was presented to Greens Retail Ltd, who despite just missing out on meeting all of the criteria required for an out-right win, the judges, following the behind the scenes visit, were left in awe of the palatable spirit, drive, endeavour, and resilience, and shared the firm conviction that they should be recognised in some way.

Outstanding Business Award is awarded to a business, at the discretion of Fife Council, and a select judging panel.

The award recognises outstanding achievement of a business that is exemplary in their field. A business that demonstrates excellence across a range of business areas.

Previous winners include James Donaldson & Sons Ltd, Briggs Marine, Ingenico Northern Europe Ltd, Exterity and Keela.

After a robust selection process, the businesses shortlisted were DPS Group, Haldane UK and Sephra.

The judges explained that the winner, Haldane UK, was chosen because it has firmly established itself as the UK's leading manufacturer of Timber Handrail Company, with unrivalled experience and knowledge.

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Its continued investment in every aspect of the business, from state-of- the-art handheld laser scanning technology to advanced automated CNC technology has ensured the sustainability and ongoing growth of the business in Glenrothes Fife.

Safeguarding and creating skilled jobs in Fife and supporting the local economy.

Donna Reynolds a partner at business awards co-sponsor Blackadders, said: “The awards are an excellent opportunity to showcase and give recognition to the standout individuals and businesses who are making a great contribution to the region."

Dunfermline Press: Donna Reynolds, partner with awards co sponsor, BlackaddersDonna Reynolds, partner with awards co sponsor, Blackadders (Image: Newsquest)


Customer Service Award: Winner - Fairmont St Andrews (Sponsor: Diageo)

Highly Commended: Fife and Lothian Energy Services. Finalists: Campion Homes, Fennes Jewellery.

Dunfermline Press: Fairmont St AndrewsFairmont St Andrews (Image: Dunfermline Press)
Family Business Award: Winner - McDonald Water Storage (Sponsor: EQ Chartered Accountants )

Finalists: Retail Ltd

Dunfermline Press: McDonald Water StorageMcDonald Water Storage (Image: Dunfermline Press)

Health & Wellbeing Award: Winner - Fife College (Sponsor:MPF)

Finalists: Campion Homes, Technip FMC.

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Marketing Award: Winner - Keela

Finalists: Heavenly Sensations, Kingdom FMDunfermline Press:  Keela Keela (Image: Dunfermline Press)

Small Business: Winner - Horisk Leslie Development Ltd (sponsor: Cireco)

Highly commended: Mooreland Travel Ltd. Finalists: Dunfermline Eats, Lothian Energy Services, Horisk Leslie Development Ltd

Dunfermline Press: Horisk Leslie Development LtdHorisk Leslie Development Ltd (Image: Dunfermline Press)

Training and Development: Winner - Mowi Consumer Products UK (sponsor: Fife College)

Finalists: Kingdom Housing Association, Oran Care.

Dunfermline Press: Mowi Consumer Products UKMowi Consumer Products UK (Image: Dunfermline Press)

Transformation: Winner -Technip FMC (sponsor: Vitec)

Finalists: 2MX, Heavenly Sensations.

Dunfermline Press: Technip FMC Technip FMC  (Image: Dunfermline Press)

Medium Business: Winner - ATS Advanced Traditional Screeding. (sponsor: Thomson Cooper Accountants)

Finalists: Modern Standard Coffe, Ten 47.

Dunfermline Press: ATS Advanced Traditional ScreedingATS Advanced Traditional Screeding (Image: Dunfermline Press)

Large Business: Winner - Fisher Services (sponsor  Marsh Commercial)

Finalists: Green Retail Ltd, Fourstones Paper Mil Co Ltd

Dunfermline Press: Fisher ServicesFisher Services (Image: Newsquest)

Sustainability and Net Zero: Winner - Diageo (sponsor Leviton)

Highly Recommended: Inchdairnie Distillery Ltd

Finalists: Mowi Consumer Products, Sruc Elmwood Golf

Dunfermline Press: Sustainability and Net Zero category winners, DiageoSustainability and Net Zero category winners, Diageo (Image: Dunfermline Press)

Community Partnership: Winner - RGM Heating (sponsor Stagecoach)

Finalists: K107FM, Raeburn Training.

Dunfermline Press: RGM HeatingRGM Heating (Image: Newsquest)

Young Business: Winner - Wildbells (sponsor Zix Business Solutions)

Finalists: Home Sweet Home Estate Agents, Studio 72, The Mortgage Advice Club.

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Sole Trader: Winner - Och Aye Canoe

Finalists: Mack Chilli Ltd, Thomson Technologies Ltd

Dunfermline Press: Och Aye CanoeOch Aye Canoe (Image: Newsquest)

Special Recognition: Winner - Green Retail Ltd

Dunfermline Press: Greens Retail LtdGreens Retail Ltd (Image: Newsquest)

The Fife Chamber of Commerce thank all who participated in the event: "This evening would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors and partners.

"Special thanks to our Principal Sponsors, Blackadders and Henderson Loggie. And to our category sponsors, Cireco Scotland, Diageo, EQ Chartered Accountants, Fife College, Invest Fife, Leviton Network Solutions Europe, Marsh Commercial, MP Fife, Stagecoach East Scotland, Thomson Cooper Accountants, VITEC and ZLX Business Solutions.

"Not forgetting Condies Accountants and Advisors for hosting the return of the Winners Press Room.

"Last but by no means least, a huge thank you to Simplicity Marketing, Kingdom FM, Local IQ and Dunfermline Press, Evolve Group, AV Department and Grande Dreams, and all of the businesses who generously donated raffle prizes to raise money for all of the charities supported by Fife Chamber.

"Your support is invaluable, and we are incredibly grateful you have joined on us on the 2023 Fife Business Awards journey."