Left to right: Kris McDonald, Tammy Martin and Colin McMurray of Clyde Training Solutions receiving their award from Alan Whisker, Director of Client Operations, Ascensos
Left to right: Kris McDonald, Tammy Martin and Colin McMurray of Clyde Training Solutions receiving their award from Alan Whisker, Director of Client Operations, Ascensos

Clyde Training Solutions were announced as the first ever winner of the exciting new “Dunbartonshire Chamber Business of the Year” Award at this year’s Working4Business Awards.

The marine, offshore and renewables training company were announced as the overall winner at the glittering awards dinner attended by more than 200 guests and hosted by Scottish comedian, Karen Dunbar, at Clydebank Town Hall.

Damon Scott, Chief Executive, Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce, commented: “The entries for this new category were really strong and it was tough to pick the winner from the three excellent finalists that included European Circuits Limited, Turkey Red Media and Clyde Training Solutions.

“Ultimately. Clyde Training Solution’s entry impressed our panel of judges most, demonstrating effectiveness in business with a clear vision for the future, innovation, people development and community impact. This is a fantastic fit with many of the values of award sponsor, Ascensos whose team were also invaluable in picking an outright winner.”

Alan Whisker of Ascensos adds: “"A huge congratulations to Clyde Training Solutions for winning Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Business of the Year Award.”

Commenting on the win, General Manager Gareth Mathias stated: “On behalf of CTS, many thanks to the Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce for creating this new category as part of the Working4Business Awards. It provided a great opportunity for us to enter and it is a real honour to be picked as the winner.

“I’m very proud of all our staff for what has been achieved & this award is a credit to them and everyone who has played a part in making Clyde Training Solutions a success, and one that continues to grow.

“We take such pride in operating our state-of-the-art centre right here in Clydebank, serving not only the needs of Glasgow & the Central belt but delegates from much further afield who work within the Marine, Offshore & Renewables sectors.”

Chamber member, Together Energy, picked up 2 awards on the evening for Excellence in People Development and Best Performing Business (More than 25 employees) whilst the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Turkey Red Media and European Circuits Limited were all finalists. 

Damon Scott added: "It was wonderful to see chamber members represented so well and congratulations to all the finalists, the quality was excellent and choosing a winner for all the categories was a hard job for the judges. It really goes to show the exciting work businesses are doing in West Dunbartonshire to create jobs, develop people and grow the local economy."


Chamber Directors Russell Sim, Phlip Briscoe and CEO, Damon Scott with host for the evening, Karen Dunbar

Together Energy celebrate winning one of their two awards!

All the deserving winners


Companies interested in joining Dunbartonshire Chamber or finding out more about Partner+ should contact Damon Scott on 0141 280 0272 or email [email protected]

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