Kilted Kangaroo among winners at Stirling’s first business awards

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Ten of Stirling’s independent businesses were recognised at an awards ceremony last month.

The Stirling Business Awards, run by Go Forth Stirling BID, were the first business awards to take place in the city.

The awards were presented at an event at the Golden Lion Hotel. The ceremony, presented by DJs from Central FM, featured a performance from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

The winners were decided by the public – who cast more than 16,000 votes in the run-up to the ceremony. 

Among the winners were Vera’s Artisan Bakery, who won ‘Café/Coffee Shop of the Year’. They told Brig that they “are very grateful that the community in Stirling voted for us.”

Fletcher’s, who won ‘Restaurant of the Year’, told us they “are absolutely delighted to receive the award for Stirling’s Restaurant of the Year especially with the challenges that [their] industry just now.”

They added that winning was a “testament to the hard work of our whole team and we could not be more proud of how far we have come since opening in 2019”.

Staff at The Kilted Kangaroo enjoyed a successful night at the awards ceremony. Image Credit: Go Forth Stirling BID

Kilted Kangaroo took to Facebook to thank everyone that had voted for them, they beat Molly Malones and Meraki to win ‘Pub/Bar of the Year’.

Here is a full list of all of the winners from the night:

  • Restaurant of the Year – Fletcher’s
  • Pub of the Year – Kilted Kangaroo
  • Café/ Coffee Shop of the Year – Vera’s Artisan Bakery
  • Hair and Beauty Business of the Year – FrownDocs Skincare Clinic
  • Unique Retailer of the Year – Tinkerbells Emporium
  • Retailer of the Year – Joanie’s Music
  • Visitor Attraction of the Year – Stirling Distillery
  • Professional Services Business of the Year – Nevermore Tattoo and Piercing Studio
  • Charity of the Year – Stirling Carers Centre
  • Outstanding contribution to Stirling – Creative Stirling and Made in Stirling

Following the ceremony, Go Forth BID’s Project Director Danielle McRorie-Smith said: “It was a wonderful night and great to see so many representatives of Stirling’s diverse independent scene come together to celebrate in style.”

During the awards ceremony, a raffle was also held raising money for Strathcarron Hospice – raising over £1500.

And keep your eyes peeled for next year – McRorie-Smith also confirmed that they intend to hold the awards annually, so that they “can continue to highlight and reward the city’s independent businesses.”

Featured Image Credit – Go Forth Stirling BID

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