The Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

WE at Stirling Gin love a good night out!

Not content with an evening at one glitzy finals bash (The Scottish Gin Awards Finals) our botanical uber-brew has earned us another excuse to get the ‘Handbags (June) and Gladrags’ (Cameron) out!

So tonight in full Stereophonic glory at the historic Dunblane Hydro we will be taking our seats at The Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Finals, where Stirling Gin has been nominated in the Best Start-Up Business, Best Micro Business and Forth Valley’s Favourite Business, categories.

With Stirling Gin shortly set to move into new bespoke premises in the city, as she looked forward to ‘A Little Carrot Cake and Wine’, co-owner June McCann admitted the Forth Valley nominations are particularly pleasing.

June said: “Being a Stirling company which derives its key constituent, the wild Stirlingshire nettle, from within the county and with us set to move into our new ‘Old Smiddy’ premises under the shadow of Stirling Castle, everything about Stirling Gin says Stirling!

“So to be featuring in three awards at the Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Awards is something we are particularly proud of.

“I know that the chamber of commerce was established back in 2012 with the aim of sharing opportunities and expertise across the Forth Valley and there is no doubt what an important role it plays in helping its members grow and develop their businesses.

“So just like last week’s Scottish Gin awards we are looking forward to a night where we can mingle with some of the most important businesses in Stirlingshire and beyond and with a bit of luck tonight we might even win something!”

As we mentioned earlier tonight’s awards dinner is being held at the former Dunblane Hydropathic Establishment, to give the Hydro its original name, which was established way back in 1878 at the princely sum of £60,000.

But purchased in 2008 by The Hilton Group and opened in 2009 after a £12million refurb, the imposing Victorian edifice, which was originally designed by renowned Scottish architects Peddie and Kinnear, will provide a fitting venue for tonight’s black-tie extravaganza…and we are all crossing our fingers it won’t be another case of ‘Maybe Tomorrow’!


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