Media release: ROCCO 2010 – the best yet

THE ROCCOs 2010 were a massive success – a sell-out crowd of 470 guests, 11 awards and £14,000 raised for Renfrewshire charities with 50 per cent shared between Erskine and Loud’n’Proud

Chief executive, Bob Davidson, responsible for the entire event, said: “The Chamber worked harder than ever this year to make this our seventh ROCCO awards, the best yet.

“Raising double what we raised last year for Renfrewshire charities, the feedback we have had is fantastic.

“Fred MacAulay was great as our host and the kids from Loud’n’Proud blew everyone away – with some guests near to tears.

“The atmosphere this year was electric, everyone said the same – our main sponsor, John McGuire, MD and founder of the Phoenix Car Company made an inspirational speech.

“Our president, Tom Johnston, spoke passionately about how Renfrewshire really is a great place to do business with the profile of the Chamber higher than it’s ever been, emphasising that now is the time to work with your local Chamber.”

Commenting further on ROCCO 2010, Tom Johnston, Chamber president, said: “The success of the night, the comments received, the money made and the whole atmosphere prove that there is real business confidence in Renfrewshire. We have some great companies and great success stories right here, right now. Together, let’s build on that and make Renfrewshire in 2011 an even better place to do business.”

The Chamber Board and staff wishes to thank all the sponsors and the companies involved in making the event such a tremendous occasion and congratulate all the winners on their success.


ROCCO Award for Excellence in Customer Services sponsored by BAA Glasgow Airport

Spectrum Service Solutions

ROCCO Award for Social Enterprise of the Year sponsored by Renfrewshire Council

Renfrewshire Wide Credit Union

ROCCO Award for Innovation & Technology sponsored by Reid Kerr College

NS Design

ROCCO Award for Excellence in Manufacturing sponsored by The Malcolm Group


ROCCO Award for Best Environmental Performance sponsored by The William Tracey Group

The Scottish Leather Group

ROCCO Award for Workforce Plus Employer of the Year sponsored by Renfrewshire Workforce Plus

Bowlplex Braehead

ROCCO Award for Most Promising New Business 2010 sponsored by Renfrewshire Council

Project Management & Construction

ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business <25 FTE sponsored by Rolls Royce


ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business >25 FTE sponsored by BAM Construction UK


ROCCO Award for Employee of the Year sponsored by the Phoenix Car Company

Kellyanne Conway – JR Group

ROCCO Award for Business Leader of the Year sponsored by Diageo

John McGuire – Phoenix Car Company

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Contact: Bob Davidson