We are a real glass act when it comes to business awards.

Angels’ Share Glass was named Best Micro Business 2016 at the Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards.

We also won the Most Innovative Product Award, sponsored by the University of Stirling, for our unique whisky water dropper.

Karen Somerville, Angels’ Share Glass co-director, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to win both awards which are a real tribute to our staff and a great honour for myself and my dad who co-founded the firm.

“The company has seen phenomenal growth since we launched three years ago and this kind of recognition from our local business community means a lot to us.”

We faced tough competition from fellow finalists Stirling-based telemarketing firm The Lead Generation Company and Falkirk roofing service Rooftec (Scotland) in the bid to be named Micro Business of the Year.

And on the shortlist for the Most Innovative Product or Service Award were InnPac Ltd, an Alloa firm specialising in packaging, along with Talking Mats Ltd - a Stirling social enterprise which aims to improve the lives of people with communication difficulties.

It really was a total surprise to scoop the second award for our  ground-breaking whisky water dropper which caught the attention of the judging panel.

The elegant glass pipette allows whisky lovers to add water to their dram one drop at a time.

Karen says: “The dropper is proving to be our most popular product and the demand for it has been fantastic.

“We created the dropper in response to feedback from whisky drinkers at festivals who talked about how they often ended up spoiling their drams by adding too much water.

“We spotted a gap in the market and came up with the dropper which lets whisky lovers add water to their drink with precision.”


images coutersy of Rhoddy Stewart Photography