Port of Aberdeen picks up top prize at Northern Star Business Awards 2023


Port of Aberdeen won 2023 Business of the Year at the Northern Star Business Awards.

Port of Aberdeen won 2023 Business of the Year at the Northern Star Business Awards.

More than 800 people packed P&J Live in Aberdeen on Friday 28 April for the glittering ceremony hosted by BBC and MTV television star Edith Bowman.

The awards – run by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, in association with Brodies LLP – recognise successful and growing businesses that make a positive impact on the North-east economy.

The port faced stiff competition from Maryculter House, Nomadic, North Star Shipping Ltd, and Sport Aberdeen, and the judges were impressed by the commitment to the region’s economy and development of the transformational £400 million Aberdeen South Harbour.

“Winning Business of the Year is an outstanding achievement. Thanks to the entire port team, from colleagues working on the quayside to the board, and our stakeholders for playing their part in securing this deserved recognition. Success for our organisation catalyses success for others, from local communities and businesses to the national economy.”

Roy Buchan
Chair, Port of Aberdeen

Bob Sanguinetti, CEO, Port of Aberdeen, said: “Winning Business of the Year is an outstanding achievement, and I am incredibly proud that we have been recognised in this way. Each and every one of the port team had an important role to play in this success and we’ll build on it going forward.”

Russell Borthwick, Chief Executive of Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, said: “These awards represent a big part of our role in talking up our city region as a great place to live, work, study, visit, invest and do business.

“They provide a unique stage to showcase and celebrate the brilliant work being done by businesses from all sectors, of all sizes, and from across the length and breadth of our fantastic area.

“Economic headwinds continue to blow, but opportunity for this region abounds and our innovative companies are demonstrating that in spades, none more so than our Business of the Year, Port of Aberdeen.”


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