STAR-Dundee are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in two categories for the Courier Business Awards 2018. We are finalists in the Export and Science and Technology categories, with the winners to be announced at the Awards event on the 27th of October, at which we will have a table. The full list of finalists can be found in the Courier’s story on the announcement.
The Courier Business Awards recognise the many great achievements of businesses in Tayside and Fife. The first awards were held in 2013 and this is the third year that we have entered after being named Design and Innovation Business of the Year last year.
We are always proud to be recognised in this manner by the judges, who themselves are local business people, and look forward to joining the other businesses at the Awards Evening.
STAR-Dundee has recently transitioned to an employee owned company and our story has been shared far and wide by the press including local and national newspapers and websites. The Courier highlighted STAR-Dundee’s move to employee ownership in securing our future in Dundee and The Herald wrote ‘To boldly go: Dundee space tech firm moves into staff ownership’.
Many websites posted the story on their news pages including: Co-operative News, Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce DIGIT, Employee Benefits Website, FutureScot, Good University, Satnews, and Scottish Business News Network.
While the University of Dundee’s School of Science and Engineering and Centre for Entrepreneurship wrote stories on the transition, as well as the Research and Innovation Services sharing the news on social media.
Our new employee owned status means we are now proud members of Employee Ownership Association who also shared our story on their news page.
Alongside this STAR-Dundee are finalists in 3 of the Courier Business Awards 2017. Today’s Courier contains a supplement with more information on the finalists including STAR-Dundee in 3 categories; Design and Innovation Business of the Year, Science and Technology Business of the Year and Enterprise in Education.
We have also recently set up a twitter account where you can keep up to date with STAR-Dundee, follow us here: https://twitter.com/STAR_Dundee
If there are any features that we have missed please let us know by emailing Lucy.Robertson@star-dundee.com and we can add them in as soon as possible.