Welcome to the Stirling Business Panel
FINALIST - ENTERPRISING BRITAIN AWARDS 2010
Launched in 2009, the Stirling Business Panel gives local businesses a voice in strategic planning, and is an effective way to raise important subjects and discuss business concerns on issues and services that affect businesses.
The winners of our inaugral Stirling Business Awards were announced on Wednesday evening, 20th March, at a gala dinner in the new Forth Valley College Stirling Campus.
With stunning views of Stirling and its surroundings, 0ver 170 guests were entertained by the children from the 'Big Noise' intiative in Raploch, prior to the event itself.
Congratulations to all of the winners of the category awards and our thanks to the finalists, other contestants and the Stirling business community for responding so positively to this event.
We have had a fantastic response from the local business community and we are looking forward now to the Final, which takes place on the evening of the 20th March. the main sponsor for which is HSBC
Our grateful thanks to our other sponsors for the Awards, Central FM, Deanston Distillery, Forth Valley College, Macfarlane Gray Accountants, STEP, Stirling Council, University of Stirling and United Auctions
And thanks are due too, to Jon Picollo of Showcase Glass, who has been commissioned to produce the category awards, elsi duncan of Dsigns for helping us produce the backdrop for the officiall photographs and James Harrop of Printing.com for help with the design and production of the tickets and programmes. finally, the AV facilities for the evening will be provided by ScotAudio
We are currently working on the Annual Business Survey, which was open to businesses up to the end of last year. the results of the survey will be published as soon as is practicable.
The Fourth Annual Trade Show will take place on Tuesday 21st May at Castle Business Park. If you would like to take space at this event, CLICK HERE. As before, we have kept the prices competitive and our Trade Shows are a great way to improve your local business network for both future customers and new suppliers.
The Business Panel helps to promote events taking place in and around the Stirling area which are relevant to the business community. Once the Awards Final has been completed, we will be announcing other Panel events which will take place during the remaiinder of the year.
So keep an eye on the website or subscribe to our weekly online bulletin HERE
Membership continues to grow and has now exceeded 900. With the recent creation of the Creative Industries Forum, the Panel is attracting a whole range of new members. By keeping the Creative Industries Forum and the Food & Drink Forum linked together, we can ensure that the Stirling business base can share appropriate opportunities to network and generate linkages which benefit all.
This healthy membership also ensures that the business community has a strong voice in how policy and future planning for this area is shaped. The Business Panel continues to influence the local response to strategic issues which affect all our businesses. It ensures that the business view is taken into account in areas such as land use, roads, parking and business support.
If you have something exciting to tell us about your business or have comment to make about local events, get in touch and help Stirling Business Panel. If you are not already a member of the Stirling Business Panel, then you can register on line here.
We look forward to you helping to develop the Business Panel as an effective voice for local business interests, both now and into the future.
Stirling Business Panel