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Nominations galore for the team at Spectrum

Posted on November 16th, 2017 in Awards, General
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You will know from recent blog posts that we have been having an exceptional year by winning many new contracts throughout Scotland.  However, it’s not only new contract awards that we are celebrating, we’ve also been nominated for several major awards.  Naturally, we are always delighted to be shortlisted for one award, but to be considered for seven is exceptional.

BCC 1Last month, we were delighted to be named the Scottish Regional Winner of the British Chamber Awards in the “Excellence in Customer Service” category.  As regional winners, Spectrum now go on to represent Scotland in the UK finals at a Gala Awards Dinner on Thursday 30th November at the Brewery, London.

RBS 1We were also delighted to be finalists in another prestigious UK Award – The RBS Great British Entrepreneur Awards, this time in the “Family Business of the Year”.  The finals took place at a glittering ceremony at the RBS Headquarters in Edinburgh when we were delighted to be named runner-up in the UK wide competition.

Herald 1“Excellence in Customer Service” is our finalist category in yet another long-established awards night – The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards.  The winners will be announced at their formal dinner and awards presentation on the 6th December at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow.

ROCCO 1However, it is this week that has us really excited.  We have been named in three separate categories for the ROCCO Awards which are hosted annually by the Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce.  Hosted in our home town, these awards are particularly close to our hearts, so we were delighted to see the Spectrum name appear, not three times, but four in total on the awards programme!  We have been shortlisted in the following categories:

  • ROCCO Award for Excellence in Customer Services
  • ROCCO Award for Family Business of the Year
  • ROCCO Award for Outstanding Business >25 staff

We are honoured to be finalists in these three categories, however we are doubly delighted that our Managing Director, Sara Speirs has been named a finalist in the “ROCCO Award for Business Leader of the Year”.

Speaking about the recent nominations, Sara Speirs said, “I am overwhelmed at the number of nominations we’ve received this year and that we have been named as finalists in so many major awards.  These successes don’t happen by accident, it is testament to the hard work applied by every member of the team at Spectrum.  Whether we are ultimately named as winners or not, we are already proud to be taking part in the final stages of so many awards nights.”

Delighted to be attending another big awards ceremony as a finalist…

Posted on September 15th, 2017 in Awards, General
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We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the 2017 Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards in the Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year category.

Spectrum Service Solutions beat off some tough competition in order to make the regional shortlist, with over 1000 businesses entering the awards nationally across the wide range of categories.

Now in its fifth year, the Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards has celebrated some amazing entrepreneurs over the years, many of whom are now household names. Past winners include David Buttress of Just Eat, Julie Deane of The Cambridge Satchel Company, James Watt of BrewDog and Alexander Solomou of TheLADBible Group.

Speaking about the nomination, Spectrum’s Managing Director, Sara Speirs said, “I’m delighted to be shortlisted for this award; once again, it’s great recognition for the team here at Spectrum and all the hard work and commitment they show every day.  To reach the final nomination stage is a big achievement and we’re looking forward to another great awards night on the 9th November”.

Creator of the Awards, Francesca James, said: “We have been inundated with some incredible entries this year, and all shortlisted applicants should be extremely proud of themselves! This year has seen a record number of entrants and we’ve been absolutely blown away by the strength and diversity of applications.”

“We cannot wait to celebrate entrepreneurship across Great Britain with them, and put a spotlight on the incredible talent within the British entrepreneur ecosystem.”

Gordon Merrylees, Head of Entrepreneurship at Royal Bank of Scotland said: “I want to thank all of the entrepreneurs who entered this year and congratulate those who have been shortlisted, I look forward to seeing them at the regional finals.”

“It is clear that entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well and Royal Bank of Scotland is thrilled to be able to support these awards to celebrate success with the businesses that are the lifeblood of the UK Economy as they start, scale and succeed.”

The Royal Bank of Scotland Great British Entrepreneur Awards will celebrate entrepreneurship across a number of categories at 5 gala finals across the UK, including; Cardiff, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester & London. You can find more information about the awards and the ceremonies here:

We Are Glasgow Business Awards Finalists!

Posted on August 16th, 2017 in Awards, Blog
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We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for not one, but two awards in the Glasgow Business Awards this year – we are finalists in the Best Performing Business (51+ Employees) and Excellence in Customer Service categories.

We’re no stranger to the Glasgow Business Awards, having been shortlisted in the Excellence in Customer Service category back in 2015. Customer service has always been the driving force behind our business and so to be shortlisted for another award recognising this is a great achievement for us.

The awards, now in their 20th year and organised by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, are firmly established as the highlight of the Glasgow business calendar. Celebrating forward-thinking and innovative businesses in and around Glasgow, they consistently attract quality entrants from around Glasgow and so it’s a compliment to face such tough competition.

The dinner and glittering awards ceremony at the Hilton Glasgow is always a fantastic night and on the 5th October we look forward to celebrating with the other great businesses competing for the trophy – we’d like to wish them the best of luck and may the best business win!

Hampden night celebrates some great names in Scottish football

Posted on November 2nd, 2016 in Awards, Events, General
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We were delighted to be back at Hampden this weekend, but this time we weren’t working; instead, we were enjoying the annual SFA Hall of Fame Dinner.  It was a chance for some of the Spectrum team to enjoy themselves whilst celebrating some of the excellent players and management involved in Scottish football over the years.

The inductees on Sunday night were, Stevie Chalmers, John Wark, Gary McAllister, Jock Wallace and Alex Smith.  We congratulate each of them, they are all welcome and fitting additions to the already illustrious names who are included in the SFA Hall of Fame.


Following the induction ceremony, we were very ably entertained by Dougie Donelly who conducted an intimate, open and informative interview with ex Rangers and Scotland Manager, Walter Smith.  Walter shared some of the highs and lows of his own career along with some excellent stories from the world of football.

It was a great evening and a nice opportunity for some of the Spectrum team to mix with some of the greats of Scottish football.  Below are some of the pictures from the evening.

More awards success for Spectrum…

Posted on October 27th, 2016 in Awards, Blog

Less than a week after being highly commended in the Director of the Year category at the UK IoD Awards in London, Sara Speirs has received another award for Spectrum Service Solutions – Business Women Scotland SME of the Year 2016.

The Business Women Scotland Annual Awards took place at Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel and Sara’s category saw her shortlisted along with five other very deserving businesses for the SME of the Year Award.

Speaking shortly after winning the awards, Sara said,  “It really has been an amazing few days, first in London last week at the IoD National Awards and now here in Glasgow.  I’m obviously delighted to have won tonight, especially when you see the quality of the other shortlisted businesses.  Once again, it’s down to the whole team, without them Spectrum would not have won tonight.”


The awards season is not over for Sara or Spectrum, on the 18th November she will be at the Normandy Hotel for the ROCCO Annual Awards where Spectrum are shortlisted for two awards and Sara is shortlisted for the prestigious Business Leader of the Year Award.  So, we will enjoy a short celebration this weekend and then it’s back to work and fingers crossed for the ROCCO’s.


Highly Commended in the National IoD awards – A massive achievement

Posted on October 21st, 2016 in Awards, Blog
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We are extremely pleased and proud of our Managing Director, Sara Speirs, who was Highly Commended in the ‘SME Company Director of the Year’ category of the IoD UK awards in London earlier today.

Sara’s category was the biggest at the awards with 13 magnificent finalists from all over the UK, so we are delighted that her achievements were recognised and that she received the commendation.  We are also proud that she was the only female finalist at the awards ceremony from Scotland.  All in all it has been a fantastic journey since winning the ‘IoD Director of the Year Award’ in Scotland back in March this year.

The annual awards ceremony took place this afternoon at a glittering awards lunch in London’s Lancaster Hotel.  There were around 90 finalist across the twelve categories and Sara was only one of five who were from Scotland.

Speaking shortly after the announcement Sara said, “I was delighted to win in Scotland and pleasantly surprised to be shortlisted for the UK finals, and to be Highly Commended among such worthy finalists is very special.  I’m pleased for myself, but even more so for the whole team at Spectrum, it’s their dedication and hard work that earns every award, even the ones with my name on the certificate, I am pleased for each and every one of them”. 

Congratulations to all of today’s winners, however we think everyone shortlisted for these highly prestigious awards was already a winner, especially our Managing Director – well done Sara.




A hat-trick of nominations for Spectrum…

Posted on October 10th, 2016 in Awards, General, Our Team

It’s hard to believe that the ROCCO Awards are fast approaching again, it’s certainly been a very quick and busy year and it seems no time at all since Spectrum was named Family Business of the Year 2015.  The awards night is always one of the highlights of our year when we get to meet old friends and colleagues from many of the other successful businesses based in Renfrewshire.

This year we are especially looking forward to the evening because we’ve been shortlisted for not one, but three awards.  Once again, we have been nominated for the Family Business of the Year which we won in 2013, and the Excellence in Customer Service – an award we have been privileged to win in 2008, 2010 and 2013.  It is extremely rewarding to be nominated for these two prestigious awards once again.

The third nomination is a category that is new to Spectrum – the ROCCO Award for Business Leader of the Year.  This award is one for which our Managing Director, Sara Speirs is delighted to be shortlisted.  We are very pleased that Sara’s leadership of Spectrum has been recognised by the ROCCO Awards and that she is joining such an illustrious list of business leaders in the finals for this category.

IoD IconOf course, it is not the first time Sara’s personal achievements have been acknowledged; she is the current IoD Scotland Director of the Year, and a finalist in the National IoD Director of the Year Finals 2016 in the SME Director of the Year category.  The winner will be announced at a glittering ceremony in London’s Lancaster Hotel on the 21st October.

The ROCCO Awards 2016 take place on the 18th November at the Normandy Hotel and we are looking forward to what is always a great evening where we can celebrate the achievements of some incredibly successful businesses in the area.  We wish all of the finalists all the best for the awards and we look forward to seeing them all on the night.

Scottish award secured, now our attention is directed to London…

Posted on August 3rd, 2016 in Awards, Events, General, Our Team
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The IoD Awards are very sought after, and highly respected, and many great names in Scottish industry have been privileged to win this award in the past.  The whole team at Spectrum was truly delighted when Sara won the award for businesses under £15 million turnover at the glittering awards ceremony in Glasgow.

The Journey continues…

Imagine then how pleased we are to find out that this particular journey hasn’t ended; Sara has just been shortlisted in the IoD Director of the Year UK Finals 2016 in the ‘SME Director of the Year’ category.

There are around 90 finalist across the twelve categories and Sara is only one of five who are from Scotland and Sara is the only Scottish nominee in her award category.

Just to be shortlisted for such a prestigious UK award is extremely rewarding for everyone at Spectrum, however we now wish Sara all the best as she is considered for this remarkable accolade – naturally, we all think it is something she deserves to win.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London’s Lancaster Hotel on the 21st October, we all wish her well and we are delighted to share her excitement at reaching this stage.

Director of the Year



It’s a hat-trick for Spectrum…

Posted on May 13th, 2016 in Awards, General, Our Team
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We were delighted to be named winners again on Saturday night when Spectrum lifted the “2016 FM Team of the Year” award at the BIFM Scotland Recognition Awards.  This makes it three major awards in the last 6 months.  Back in November, Spectrum won the ROCCA Awards “Family Business of the Year” award, and in March our Managing Director, Sara Speirs won the “IoD Director of the Year 2016” award.  So, you can appreciate why were so happy to win again on Saturday.

The most recent win also completes another hat-trick – a family award, an individual award, and now a team award.

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There’s a third reason why we are especially pleased with this award;  The BIFM Scotland Recognition Awards recognise outstanding performers in FM, so this is an award from our peers.  Any award win is welcome, however winning an industry award is all the more satisfying.  We were up against some truly wonderful companies, and we were in the company of all the major players in our industry on the awards night.

The feeling was best summed up by Spectrum’s Managing Director, Sara Speirs who said, “I am truly delighted that Spectrum won this award, it is so nice to be recognised by people from within your own industry.  It is also a fantastic outcome for the whole team at Spectrum, we have won other awards in the past, but this one is a team award, and each and every member of our team is responsible for our win tonight”.

It’s not just award wins that Spectrum are celebrating, with multiple contract wins already in 2016, it has been an incredible start to the year.  We will be bring you some details about some of these new contracts is the coming weeks, but for now it’s time to let the whole team celebrate, albeit briefly!

Below you will see some pictures from a great night at the awards.

Pictures courtesy of Greig Gallagher



It’s a big weekend of awards for Spectrum…

Posted on May 5th, 2016 in Awards, Events, Our Team
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It’s another big weekend for the Spectrum team, hot on the heels of the Scottish Cup Semi Finals at Hampden Park and The Kiltwalk in Glasgow comes another busy and exciting weekend. However, this time we aren’t working at events, instead we are attending them!

On Sunday night we will be attending the Scottish Entertainment Awards as a sponsor, and as judges in one of the categories, we will bring you more news about this next week.

It is Saturday night that has us really excited, we are attending the BIFM Scotland Awards Dinner 2016. The glittering awards dinner will take place at Glasgow’s Marriott Hotel and is the major awards dinner for the Facilities Management industry in Scotland, and we are shortlisted for one of only three awards. The BIFM Scotland Recognition Awards recognise outstanding performers in FM.

We are delighted to be finalists in the ‘2016 FM Team of the Year’ category, especially when you see the quality of the other finalists attending on the night – we wish them all well.

This is the second year in a row we have been named finalists at the BIFM Scotland Awards; last year we went on to be named winners of the “FM Project of the Year’, so we are hoping we can replicate that success with a win in this years nominated category. Regardless of the outcome, we are delighted to be included as finalists, and we are truly looking forward to catching up with many friends and colleagues in the industry at what always proves to be a great night.

We will let you know next week how we get on, but for now it’s fingers crossed.