Finalists from across the north-east have been revealed ahead of a prestigious business awards ceremony.
Organised by the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC), the Northern Star Business Awards recognises companies across the region for their accomplishments.
Balmoral Group, WM Donald Limited and activpayroll are all in the running for business of the year, while Aberdeen Performing Arts, DAB Plus, Glencraft, Sport Aberdeen and Station House Media Unit (Shmu) could clinch the Making the Difference award.
The winner of the final award – for lifetime achievement – is announced on the night.
Chamber chief executive Russell Borthwick said: “The quality of entries demonstrates that Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire are not only open for business but outstanding work is being done by companies of all shapes and sizes and that should be celebrated.”
The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on September 27.