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The winners of the 2019 Elevator Awards were announced last night at Ardoe House Hotel – including  lifetime achievement award for Stewart Milne.

Now in its 20th year, the awards celebrate Scotland’s entrepreneurial spirit, recognise individual entrepreneurial achievements, contributions to the north-east’s economy and innovative thinking.

Elevator, the largest provider of Business Gateway services in Scotland, has built its success by creating an entrepreneurial culture.

Professor Gary McEwan, Elevator CEO, said: “The entrepreneurial talent in the north-east is remarkable. As ever, the undeniably challenging judging process illustrates the quality of entries; I never cease to be impressed by our region’s outstanding talent.

“Huge congratulations go to our 2019 winners. Each has demonstrated unstoppable entrepreneurial spirit that has helped shape the north east into a pioneering, inventive and inspiring place.”


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“This year we saw a staggering number of high-quality entries from a wide range of sectors, testament to our region’s tenacity and flourishing entrepreneurial spirit.

“I would like to congratulate all those who have been shortlisted for our 2019 awards, and l look forward to celebrating the winners at our ceremony in June.”

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🗣 "Since adopting a natural and holistic approach to health, I have regained my life from Fibromyalgia and my Crohn’s is in remission. I no longer require pharmaceuticals. We decided we wanted to help others, and so the company was born.”

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🗣 "Wee Hemp Spirits came along when Rebecca, myself and our dog were walking in the Cairngorms.

“As people know, we are very fond of hemp and its many uses and we were looking to see how we could marry the hemp plant with spirits.

“It hit us to combine hemp with a gin and a rum. Both contain our hemp seeds and our hemp plant material. We have also used award-winning honey from Royal Deeside inside the gin and the rum, as well as ancient spring water from the Cairngorms".


The Evening Express

🗣 "As people know, Wee are very fond of hemp & its many uses & Wee were looking to see how Wee could marry the hemp plant with spirits. It hit us to combine hemp with a Gin & Rum"

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🗣 Calum Napier said: "It's absolutely amazing to be announced Micro Business of the Year for Scotland 2019- Wee are blown away. This is fantastic recognition".

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Aberdeen Business Bags Top Accolade At National Awards

An Aberdeen business is celebrating having scooped a top accolade at Federation of Small Business (FSB) Celebrating Small Business Scottish Awards.
The Wee Hemp Company was awarded Micro Business of the Year at the national awards ceremony in Edinburgh last night.
The small family run business will now go up against other businesses in the UK final which is to be held in London later this year.

🗣 Calum Napier said: ”It’s absolutely amazing to be announced Micro Business Of The Year for Scotland 2019, we are blown away. This is fantastic recognition for the hard work we have put in over the past year.

“The UK CBD industry has many obstacles and challenges and new ones seem to crop up on a weekly basis, but this award will go a long way to breaking the stigma surrounding the hemp plant. As a nation we can begin to see the many uses it possesses, not just for our health and wellbeing, but for the planet as a whole.”


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Success for north and north-east at Federation of Small Businesses awards

North and north-east firms came away with more than half of the gongs up for grabs at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Scotland Awards in Edinburgh yesterday.

The Wee Hemp Company, of Aberdeen, which specialises in health and wellness products infused with cannabis plant extract, came away with the micro business of the year title.

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North & North-East firms going for gold in Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) 2019 Awards. The Wee Hemp Company is in the running for two Awards; Micro Business of the Year & Start-up of the Year.

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A number of north-east businesses have made it to the finals of a national award ceremony.
Aberdeen-based The Wee Hemp Company has been shortlisted in the Micro Business of the Year category and the Start-Up Business of the Year category as part of the Federation of Small Businesses Awards 2019.
The firm, which specialises in health and wellness products infused with CBD, is owned by Calum and Rebecca Napier who launched the company last year.
Also shortlisted were Aberdeen Sewing Machines in the Scale-Up Business of the Year category,  The Warehouse Health Club are finalists in the Community Award and The Highlander Bus Cafe in Start-Up Business of the Year​​​​​​​.
The awards will take place on Thursday February 21 in Edinburgh, when winners will be announced.


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🗣"Like the hemp plant, we're multifaceted too and so much more than CBD. So Wee will work this hurdle to our benefit"

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"Another step in helping to raise the profile of The Wee Hemp Company & this amazing plant" 🌱

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🗣 “This takes cannabis out of the dark ages and into the modern world and should go a long way in removing the stigma surrounding it” Calum Napier, The Wee Hemp Co.

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"An Aberdeen woman who has faced a lifelong battle with two severe medical conditions has started a business selling the hemp oil she believes changed her life."