A north-east business awards event has celebrated a number of successes despite the challenges of the pandemic.
The ABN Business Awards 2020 honoured achievements of the organisation’s members over the year. This is the 8th time the awards have been held.
Boasting more than 7,000 members in its ranks, Aberdeen-based ABN gives local companies a platform to connect with each other through its Your ABN online networking resource. Companies linked through the firm’s website have won more than £21 million worth of business. In addition, ABN also has 11 networking groups of each with 10 business leaders that meet online every two weeks.
Jessie Crawley, ABN’s online success manager, said “Well done to all our award winners and to everyone else who received votes. We received a record number of votes from ABN clients and online members and it was great to see the recognition being shown to all winners and nominees. We look forward to hearing the positive stories from ABN members in 2021.”
Myles Edwards, founder of the Gathimba Edwards Foundation was named Best Charity member, Mark Hay, a director at chartered accountancy firm MHA Henderson Loggie, picked up the Best Online Member accolade and Maggie McManus, regional sales manager at Turner Car & Van Rental, was named the Best Ten Group Member.
ABN’s own Andrew Smith, a director in the business, was voted Best Business Supporter. Mark Thouless, a director at creative agency Flux won the Best Contact Builder Award, while Siobhan Jaffray, centre manager at serviced office specialist Centrum, scooped the Best Overall Member title.
Established in 2008, ABN also held more than 30 face-to-face networking events annually, prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. The business hopes to hold these events again at some point in 2021.
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