by Alex Dowdalls

TWO Clydebank companies have been named among the finalists in the third annual Confetti Wedding Awards.

More than 90,000 votes have been cast to whittle down over 1,000 competitors to just 160 finalists across Scotland.

Clydebank firms LillyCole Events and 5 Star Events, both based at Dumbarton Road, Duntocher, have been listed amongst the finalists in the Venue Accessory Supplier of the Year category.

The winners of the Confetti Wedding Awards will be revealed at Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel on January 28.

The awards night will be hosted by Capital FM’s Des Clarke, will see the 21 trophies handed out during a sparkling night of celebration for the best of Scotland’s wedding industry.

All finalists have been asked to submit their phase one judging information that asks business owners to take stock of their achievement and demonstrate their merit to win the category. Phase two judging will see independent judges and mystery shoppers touring the country visiting the best of Scotland’s wedding businesses; venues will be inspected, customer service scrutinised and staff quizzed in the search to find the best of the best. Phase two judging for many of the categories involves a practical.

Industry venue accessory suppliers, florists, stationers and more will be showcasing their work, this event will be open to all that are interested in meeting the nation’s favourite wedding businesses.

Warren Paul, CEO and founder of the Confetti Wedding Awards, said: “The engagement and enthusiasm that we have seen this year from both businesses across the industry and the public voters sets us up for another fantastic event.

“We pride ourselves on our transparent judging processes and are excited to host two practical judging events this year as well as sending our mystery shoppers across the country.

“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our finalists and I very much look forward to celebrating their achievements at the gala final in January.”

The gala final, set for The Hilton, Glasgow is expected to attract more than 600 guests where winners will be announced during a night of celebration for those so versed in aiding the celebrations of others.