57 businesses in 14 categories have been named as finalists in the annual Life with Style Awards 2017.

The judges were delighted at the overwhelming volume of applications this year which reflects the fantastic variety of entrepreneurs and innovative local businesses in the North-east. They found shortlisting them more challenging than ever, however, the judges have announced that these are the ones who have made it through to the Awards evening.

(Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)

Local Retailer of the Year – sponsored by Bon Accord and St Nicholas Centres

  • Madhatters the Wee Craft Shop
  • Nine X
  • The Mains of Drum
  • Willow Cottage

Excellence in Beauty – sponsored by In:Tuition North East Scotland College

  • Malmaison Spa
  • Meraki Hair and Beauty
  • Shelley Milne Brows and Beauty
  • Treat Company

Excellence in Hairdressing – sponsored by In:Tuition North East Scotland College

  • Fusion Hairdressing
  • Meraki Hair and Beauty
  • Rebecca Carr Hair Salon
  • Ruby Tuesday Hair and Beauty

Best Place to Eat (3 categories) – sponsored by Granite PR

Restaurants and Bistros Category

  • 8848 Restaurant
  • Eat on the Green
  • No. 10 Bar & Restaurant

Coffee Shops and Cafes

  • Nooks and Crannies
  • The Mains of Drum
  • The Cat in the Window Cafe
  • Old Post Office Tearoom

Local Flavours

  • Country Flavours of Alford
  • Deja Vu Sandwich Bar
  • FreshMex
  • Porterhouse Steakhouse & Coffee Bar
  • Shahi Darbar

The Creative Award – Sponsored by Frasermedia

  • Fifth Dimension
  • Madhatters the Wee Craft Shop
  • Papillon Designs and Landscaping Ltd
  • Silverburn Browbands
  • Small Prints Photography

Hotel of the Year – sponsored by Aberdeen City and Shire Hotels Association

  • Douneside House
  • The Aberdeen Altens Hotel
  • The Station Hotel, Rothes, Moray

Health and Wellbeing Award – sponsored by Douglas Dickie Opticians

  • Innocent Aesthetics
  • Laura Walker Ltd t/a Prime Mover Pathway
  • MSK Therapy & Sports Injury Clinic
  • The Orthodontic Clinic

Fitness Award – sponsored by David Lloyd Clubs Aberdeen

  • Aberdeen Sports Village
  • Sport Aberdeen
  • The Fitness Guy
  • The Warehouse Health Club

Best Bar – sponsored by Red Bull

  • Malmaison Hotel
  • Revolution
  • Rye and Soda

The Community Award – sponsored by Malmaison Hotel

  • Aberdeen Science Centre
  • Aberdeen Sports Village
  • Absafe
  • Instant Neighbour
  • Maggie’s Aberdeen

Best New Business – sponsored by RGU: School of Creative and Cultural Business

  • Fierce Beer
  • Ivory Grace
  • Meraki Hair and Beauty
  • Rebecca Carr Hair Salon
  • The Platform

Lasting Contribution to the North-east’s Lifestyle Scene – sponsored by Aberdeen International Airport

  • Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre
  • Aberdeen Performing Arts
  • Aberdeen Festivals
  • Aberdeen Sports Village

The winners will be announced at a Gala Awards Dinner on Thursday 15th June at the Ardoe House Hotel. The evening is being sponsored by a host of local companies including Finnies the Jeweller and Cala Homes.

The Trend Readers Award is still open and voting by the readers and the public will close at noon on Monday 29th May, you can vote for your favourite business by tweeting using #trendreadersaward. The winner of this will be announced at the dinner.

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