Inspiring businesses that manufacture, invent and design products in Scotland were unveiled earlier this week in this year’s Insider Made in Scotland Awards.
In its fifth year – having missed an event last year because of the pandemic – Scottish Business Insider is partnering with the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) to celebrate notable individuals and businesses.
Several ScotlandIS members have been listed as finalists, including Intelligent Growth Solutions for Best New Product, startup member Frog Systems also for Best New Product, and Bellrock Technology, which is up for two awards in the Innovator of the Year and Inventor of the Year categories.
The finalists make an impressive list of products that are both sold here and exported, and which show a remarkable degree of creativity and invention.
Read the full shortlist of finalists:
Best New Product
- Angel Guard, for its AI-powered washbasin to prevent disease spread
- Frog Systems, for its video-based wellness content management system
- Intelligent Growth Solutions, for its reusable vertical farming system
Engineering Company of the Year
- Foodmek, the Fife-based engineering company supplying mainly food and drink
- Legasea, the subsea equipment refurbisher based in Aberdeen
- Optos, the Dunfermline-based eye care products business
Exporter of the Year
- Chemco International, the Coatbridge-based, employee-owned anti corrosive coatings firm
- Clansman Dynamics, an East Kilbride-based employee-owned firm manufacturing for forge and foundry
- Enerquip, the torque machines specialist headquartered in Aberdeen
Food & Drink Company of the Year
- Lazy Day Foods, maker of treats for allergy sufferers, based in Harthill
- What The Fork, the Dalgety Bay-based family owned food sector serving online platform business
Innovator of the Year –Sponsored by GovGrant
- Bellrock Technology, the Glasgow-based high-tech software business
- Chromacity, the laser manufacturer, based in Edinburgh
- Novosound, the ultrasound sensor company serving the non-destructive testing market
Inventor of the Year
- Bellrock Technology – Stephen McArthur, chief technical officer
- Dr Faisal Ghani – who has developed the world’s first flat-packable solar thermal collector
- Snappy Shopper – Mike Callachan, developer of a platform app for the retail sector
Young Innovator of the Year
- MacIsaac Limited t/a FLUX Solutions – bringing to market an innovative product for bagpipes
- Metacarpal – designer of a new kind of prosthetic hand
Manufacturer of the Year– Sponsored by NMIS
- Aqualutions Systems, the Duns-based specialist healthcare manufacturer
- ICL Tech, the specialist plastic parts maker based in Glasgow
- Irvine Springs, the North Ayrshire-based bespoke spring manufacturer
The Made In Scotland Awards 2021 event will be held online this year, hosted by Fred MacAulay, on Thursday, 10 June at 6pm.
Register for free tickets and watch the event via the website.