The shortlist

The i-on Breakthrough Awards shortlist

Here’s the shortlist for the inaugural i-on Breakthrough Awards. Just click for biog's of each of the nominees then cast your vote…


Creative stylists and pop-up experiences

Dram and Smoke
Edinburgh Food Social
Fallon Carberry of #BLOW 
Glasgow Vintage and Flea Market
Ian Tod of Ian Tod Styling
Lauren Gollan of Lauren Gollan Academy of Makeup Artistry
Murray McRae of Stag Barber Co.
Sarah Newton of Lash Art by Sarah
Stuart Truesdale and Kirsty Halliday of I’ll Be Your Mirror               
Tammy Koslowski of NAF! Nails
The Pitt

To find out more about each Creative stylists and pop-up experiences nominee


Music, art and culture

Callum Beattie
Ciara Harvie Music  
Emma McDowall             
Fiona McCrindle of Edinburgh Drawing School
Gail Honeyman
Matthew Hardy of Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Richard Gaston

To find out more about each Music, art and culture nominee


Online influencers

Braw Beard Oils 
Ellis Tuesday
Forever Yours Betty
Glasgow Food Geek
Mud Urban Flowers
Nu Blvck
Tartan Spoon
The Everyday Man
The Quiet Resolution     

To find out more about each Online influencers nominee


Independent retail

Bon Tot
Forty Clothing
Pad Lifestyle
Sara Hill Makeup
Scottish Design Exchange
The Method  

To find out more about each Independent retail nominee



Banton Frameworks
Lynsey Jean Henderson
Mairi Helena Wilks  
Old School Fabrications
Rory Hutton
Shapes of Things
Warped Textiles

To find out more about each Design nominee


Food and drink: Products

Bellfield Brewery
Bon Accord Soft Drinks
East Coast Cured  
Edinburgh Beer Factory
Shibui Tea
Tantrum Doughnuts
Twelve Triangles
Up Front Brewing 

To find out more about each Food and drink: Products nominee


Food and drink: People

Craig Hutchinson of Colonnades, Signet Library  
Helen Vass of Dulce        
Jamie Knox of Galvin Brasserie de Luxe  
Josh Littlejohn and Dean Gassabi of Maison Bleue at HOME         
Kirsty McKerrow of Edinburgh Whisky Academy Ltd         
Laura Wells of The Real Junk Food Project
Nicole Sykes of Voyage of Buck 
Ricky Scoular and Bryan Trainor of A'Challtainn 
Stuart Muir of Dine          

To find out more about each Food and drink: People nominee

Find out more...

The best of i-on straight to your inbox, every week

More from i-on
2 Mins
Like one big party under one roof, Cocktails in the City at The Hub brings together the city’s best mixologists competing to be crowned best cocktail bar. You'll want to...
cocktails in the city / Edinburgh / cocktail festival
5 Mins
Jo Morris checks in to The Bonnie Badger, Gullane It was as I was cutting into my perfectly poached egg during breakfast - having already been served an enormous feast...
The Bonnie Badger / The Scran and Scallie / Tom Kitchin
1 Min
Nicky Howden gets her taco on at Bodega TollX... I’d love to say this place is a hidden gem nestled in Tollcross but, given that tables are like gold dust...
Bodega / Mexican / Edinburgh restaurant
1 Min
As we sent this month's issue off to the printers it seemed hard to believe that exactly this time last year we were battling the Beast from the East. Here's...
i-on magazine / March issue / e-zine
3 Mins
Love a good gin? Then this month’s West End Gin Festival , Friday 22 - Sunday 31 March, will be right up your street when 20 bars in the city’s...
West End Gin Festival / gin cocktails / Edinburgh West End