HSBC Start-Up Stars Awards 2008
15 December 2008
Two Scottish companies reached the finals of this competition in October, but unfortunately netiher won the national title.
The company, which started in 2005, designs and produces specialist underwater technology equipment for the off-shore oil and gas industry.
Founders: Gareth Kerr and Hugh Williams
BrewDog has been running for just over a year in Scotland and insist on using fresh ingredients for their products. The company was founded by two young entrepreneurs James Watt, 26, and Martin Dickie, 25. The pair have taken the brewing world by storm and secured deals with retailers such as Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Oddbins.
Founders: James Watt and Martin Dickie
01346 519 009