Tarbert-based Essence of Harris has won recognition as business of the year in the North of Scotland.

After an awards ceremony in Glasgow, Essence of Harris stated on their Facebook Page: “We’re over the moon. We won!

“Absolutely delighted to have won ‘Business of the Year’ for the North region at the Scottish SME Business Awards!

“We are beaming from ear-to-ear and want to thank all of you for continuing to support us and follow along with our journey. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

The other contenders in the Business of the Year (under 100 staff) North category were Clockstudio (Buckie); Subsea Technologies Ltd (Aberdeen); Ruby Tuesday (Aberdeen); Duncan’s of Deeside (Aberdeen); and The Priory Hotel (Inverness)

The awards are run by marketing agency Creative Oceanic but voted for by the Scottish public.

The prestigious ceremony took place on Wednesday May 8th at the Marriott Hotel Glasgow and welcomed creative and successful SME’s from across Scotland that have pushed the boundaries of innovation and imagination.

Creative Oceanic say the Scottish SME Business Awards 2019 provide a platform to shine the spotlight of the businesses that have made a positive difference in the market they operate within and have enjoyed growth as a result. 

They showcase accomplishments ranging from Retail Business of the Year, Export Business of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Achiever of the Year amongst others.

Creative Oceanic launched the SME Business Awards in Scotland three years ago. The Welsh and Irish SME Business Awards have all been successfully established over the years, increasing the brand’s national appeal and recognition.

A spokesperson for the Scottish SME Business Awards 2019 said: “SME businesses play a vital role in Scotland’s economy and we feel that it is of great importance to recognise the drive and commitment of the individuals and organisations who-although the difficulties- have established a profitable business.”

On the same evening Essence of Harris were “delighted that we could ‘scent’ the launch event of Johnstons of Elgin new store on Edinburgh’s Multrees Walk, with diffusers from our Auras range – Eden, Oceana and Aurora. ✨

“A beautiful space where Scottish provenance is celebrated in the design of each and every product. Not one to miss if you’re in Scotland’s capital.”