Brechin will be represented in four out of the six categories in the final of this year’s prestigious Angus Ambassador Awards.
Hydrus Energy Engineering Ltd have been selected as finalists in the Business category (sponsored by Enterprise North-East Trust).
Hydrus relocated from Aberdeen to Brechin 18 months ago. Its proximity to Montrose Harbour is attracting blue-chip marine engineering customers keen to avoid long delays for port access in Aberdeen City. It offers a turnkey service for design, manufacture and commissioning to the energy sector.
In the Community section (sponsored by Voluntary Action Angus) the Caledonian Railway was selected for being run entirely by a dedicated band of volunteers who give their time and skills to provide one of the most popular tourist attractions in Angus, keeping the spirit of steam alive and maintaining historic buildings for future generations.
Matrix International Ltd have been selected as finalists in the International category (sponsored by Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort). The Matrix was established in 1939 and operates in the global power transmission industry. It has a presence in the European, American and Asian Pacific markets.
The Caledonian Railway have been selected as finalists in a second category, this time in Tourism (sponsored by Piperdam Golf and Leisure Resort). By purchasing its own steam locomotive officially licensed ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’, its ‘Day out with Thomas’ events this year have been its most successful yet. The attraction’s visitor numbers have increased each year to 14,800 in 2012
Andrea Brymer, of STV’s North Tonight, will be Master of Ceremonies at the awards ceremony on November 29, when she will announce the 2013 Ambassador of the Year sponsored by Forster Energy Solutions and the six category winners.