A marketing firm headquartered in the Highlands, with a client base stretching across the UK and Europe, has scored three top awards for its innovation and approach to business.
Planit Scotland – led by entrepreneur Cecilia Grigor – scooped the awards for Team of the Year, Most Enterprising Business and Business Resilience at the 2022 Highland Business Women Awards at a glittering awards ceremony in Inverness’s Kingsmills Hotel.
Managing director Cecilia said: “The Highland business community and Highland Business Women as an organisation have always been incredibly supportive of Planit Scotland, so to celebrate our achievements together with so many other inspirational women in business was truly something special.
“The last two years have been a rollercoaster ride, to say the least – but through it all our team has stuck together to support our clients and each other. I’m incredibly proud of everything Team Planit has achieved during such an unpredictable time.
“We work with clients across an incredible variety of sectors – from EV charging networks to record labels, estate agents to bakeries, sawmills to distilleries. No matter who we are working with or what we are promoting, though, our team is bound together by a strong ethos – to provide support and assistance, however and wherever necessary, to achieve success.”
On being named Team of the Year, the judges said: “The positive, collaborative, supportive and solutions-driven culture which is within this team is evident, and the results the customers receive is truly aspirational.
“The leadership shown to not only adapt, but also to transform the business as a result of the requirement to work from home is also impressive. All teams should aspire to this level of quality leadership, drive and interdependence.”
Having pivoted from providing outsourced PA support to specialist marketing services during the pandemic, Planit Scotland grew from an office-based team of three to a remote-working cohort of nine in a matter of months.
Since then the team has picked up a string of accolades and high profile clients, as well as opening an office in Aberdeen – the first outside of its Inverness headquarters, and being named one of the UK’s top online advertising firms by tech giant Microsoft.
The firm’s success can be attributed not only to its drive to achieve the very best results for its clients, but also to the strong leadership that led the company through the most difficult trading period it has ever faced.
The Highland Business Women Awards judges commented: “Cecilia has not just navigated Planit Scotland through the difficult Covid period; she has been creative, nimble, forward-thinking, and brave in her business decisions. This is an exceptional example of resilience.
“This has delivered impressive growth in turnover, people, and clients since 2019. The diversity of business sectors and geographic spread is also to be commended.”
Planit Scotland is an award-winning team of outsourced experts, based in Inverness and Aberdeen, offering specialist support in marketing, online advertising, social media, public relations and events. With over 70 clients across Scotland, the wider UK and into Europe, the firm prides itself on becoming an extension of its clients’ internal teams – providing support, guidance and assistance wherever needed.
Planit Scotland’s clients include InstaVolt, Streamline Shipping Group, Harry Gow, M&H Carriers, Innes & Mackay, Badachro Distillery, WoodBlocX, Highland Blindcraft, and Stockan’s Oatcakes.