2020 DGBusiness Awards Postponement Announcement


After discussion with the DGChamber board and listening to advice from both UK and Scottish governments the decision has been taken to postpone the 2020 DGBusiness Awards.

The event which was due to take place on Friday, March 20th 2020 at Easterbrook Hall will now take place on Friday September 25th 2020.

All bookings for the original date have been transferred to the new date.

We hope you understand our decision and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.




DGChamber is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2020 DGBusiness Awards sponsored by Cunninghame Housing Association,

which will be held on FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25th 2020 at Easterbrook Hall.


DGBusiness Awards host Lee Medd said: “The entries to the 2020 DGBusiness Awards have given a great indication to the state of the local economy and the confidence among businesses within it.

We’ve seen more entries to our Most Promising New Business category than ever before, in a time when customer service is paramount the judges saw some fantastic entries and had a really hard time just getting to this interview shortlist. Our Social enterprise award is more diverse than ever and our NEW awards for Tourism and Independent Retailer have been supported in huge numbers.

I’d like to thank all our category sponsors and Cunninghame Housing Association, our Headline Sponsor"



Tickets for this event can be purchased on-line now BY CLICKING HERE or by calling DGChamber on 01387 702157 

The Shortlist

Outstanding SME (25 Employees or Under) - Sponsored by Cunninghame Housing Association

  •          Galloway Activity Centre/Loch Ken Eco Bothies
  •          Genesis Occupational Health
  •          Paterson ATV
  •          Robertson Gemini


Outstanding Large Business - Sponsored by Cunninghame Housing Association

  •          Brown Brothers
  •          Concrete Wall Panels
  •          ETB Technologies


Most Promising New Business – Sponsored by SP Energy Networks

  •          Botann Rubber Company
  •          Patwoman
  •          Qubiti Ltd

Excellence in Customer Service

  •          Alpha Solway
  •          Genesis Occupational Health
  •          Stewartry Care


Outstanding Social Enterprise

  •          Cunninghame Housing Association
  •          The Crichton Trust
  •          The Usual Place


Outstanding Independent Retailer

  •          Earth’s Crust Bakery
  •          Galloway Bridal
  •          The Pied Piper


Outstanding Tourism Business or Organisation - Sponsored by The Crichton Trust

  •          Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
  •          Galloway Activity Centre
  •          Wigtown Festival Company


Outstanding Family Business - Sponsored by Armstrong Watson

  •          Boyd Group
  •          Brown Brothers
  •          Grierson & Graham
  •          Robinsons Scotland

D&G Champion in Developing the Young Workforce - Sponsored by DYW Dumfries & Galloway

  • Brian McCafferty - Browns Food Group
  • Sarah Britton - Browns Food Group
  • Drew Easton - Jas P Wilson
  • Tracey McEwan - Tarff Valley 

Best Work Ready Project - Sponsored by DYW Dumfries & Galloway

  • A day in the LIfe of SP Energy Networks
  • JobCentre Plus - Open Doors
  • Community Windpower
  • Employability & Skills - Workforce Skills Award - Dumfries & Galloway Council


Young Entrepreneur Award - Sponsored by Alpha Solway

  •          Brandon Barrett
  •          Gemma Findlay
  •          Maeve Reekie


Entrepreneur Award

  •          Lesley Ann Johnstone
  •          Amanda McFern
  •          John McGee