Over the years we have been involved in many business awards, but the ones closest to our heart are the ROCCO Awards. After all, the ROCCO Awards celebrate the achievements of Renfrewshire businesses; this is where it all began for Spectrum Service Solutions and it is where we are proud to have our head office. We have expanded a great deal over the years and we operate throughout the whole of Scotland; indeed, this year we have also made significant inroads into England, but Renfrewshire will always be our home.
We also appreciate and value the integrity of the ROCCO Awards with its many independent judges who interview, scrutinise and assess all the finalists. However, it is the fact that we can celebrate with our team at these awards that truly make it a favourite in our business event calendar.
This year, Spectrum Service Solutions were named as finalists in three categories; Excellence in Customer Service, Family Business of the Year and Outstanding Business >25 staff, all of which we have been successful in winning in the past. As usual with the ROCCO Awards, the quality in each category was exceptionally high and this time round we were content to celebrate the significant achievements of the winners in each category.
However, the night ended on a high for all at Spectrum when our Managing Director, Sara Speirs lifted the premier individual award – ROCCO Award for Business Leader of the Year. Sponsored by Diageo, this award is presented every year to the most inspiring business leader of the year and we were delighted when Sara was named this year’s winner.
Speaking about the award, Sara Speirs said, “I am stunned and very pleasantly surprised to win such a prestigious award. When you look at the long list of previous winners it’s like a who’s who in Scottish business, I am delighted to join such eminent and successful names on that list. Of course, like most awards, even individual ones, it wouldn’t have been possible without the support, trust and hard work of the team at Spectrum, I would like to thank each and every one of them for making this possible.
We are proud of our Renfrewshire roots and I am particularly proud to be recognised by the business community in the town that we consider Spectrum’s home. We have enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with Renfrewshire Chamber and the ROCCOs and we hope we will continue to enjoy these nights for many years to come.”
We congratulate all the winners on the night and in particular the ones that provided such good competition in the categories where we were named finalists, those were won by the following:
- Excellence in Customer Services – Sponsored by Scottish Leather Group – Winner: Sarah-Lou Beauty
- Family Business of the Year – Sponsored by The Malcolm Group – Winner: The Jaw Brewery Ltd
- Outstanding Performing Business >25 FTE – Sponsored by Milne Craig – Winner: NCT Leather and WJ & W Lang Ltd