The Ice Factor Group are Finalists for the 2nd Scottish SME Business Awards

Visit one of the top 5 visitor attractions in the highlands - book your activities today!

Following the success of last year’s inaugural awards ceremony, the finalists for this year’s Scottish SME Business Awards have been announced after nominations surged in from across Scotland.

The Ice Factor Group has been shortlisted in the Business Growth of the Year category. The Ice Factor Group will find out if they will be named winner at the awards ceremony.

Hundreds of people are expected to gather at the lavish, black-tie awards ceremony which is due to take place on the 28th of March at Glasgow’s luxury Crowne Plaza hotel. The night will include a drinks reception, a four-course meal and entertainment as well as the awards ceremony itself which will feature accomplishments ranging from Retail Business of the Year to Young Achiever of the Year.

Jamie Smith, the mountaineer and entrepreneur who before acquiring Snow Factor Braehead in 2011, also opened the world’s largest indoor ice-climbing facility at Ice Factor Kinlochleven, said: “In recent year, the Ice Factor Group has made considerable investment across our digital platforms.  I believe this has been recognised by our ongoing results, including increased online bookings, improved engagement with customers and the gravitas of being nominated for the Business Growth of the Year Award at the Scottish SME Business Awards.”

The awards not only provide a platform and an opportunity to recognise and reward the talented individuals and organisations from the country’s SME industry but also provide a source of inspiration for future entrepreneurs.

The awards are brought to you by Creative Oceanic, an events and marketing agency who are responsible for some of Scotland’s most successful and well known events such as The Scottish Wedding Awards and The Scottish Hair & Beauty Awards amongst others.

Irfan Younis, CEO of Creative Oceanic said: “SME businesses are the backbone of Scotland’s economy and we feel that it is important that we recognise the drive and commitment of the individuals and organisations who are working against the market odds to make the industry a success.”

The glamorous evening will also help to raise funds for charity partner, Make a Wish Foundation which provides magical experiences to children and young people facing life-threatening conditions.

There will be 25 awards presented on the evening and a full list of the finalists can be found on the Scottish SME Business Awards blog.