We’re delighted that the shortlisted nominees who have made it through to Stage 2 of our 2014 Awards have been announced. ?Competition has been tougher than ever this year and our judges have spent many hours deliberating and mulling over the application forms. ?Dougie Walker of Claymore Global Solutions who joins the Judging Panel this year having won our 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year Award likened it to the X Factor! ?The Judging panel is, for the third year chaired by veteran judge Graham Langley of GE Capital and along with Dougie, he is joined by Executive team Ambassadors Martin Mutch of Retina International Photography Festival and Ambassador & Awards Dinner sponsor Alan Steel of Alan Steel Asset Management.
There are 5 Awards up for grabs in the following categories:
Entrepreneur of The Year?- sponsored by?Claymore Global Solutions
Young Entrepreneur of The Year -?sponsored by?CNJ Accounting?
Most Innovative Business -?sponsored by?Geoghegans Accountants & Business Advisors
High Growth Company of The Year?- sponsored by?Santander
New Start Business of The Year?-?sponsored by?Mazars
The 14 nominees who have been shortlisted to Stage 2 are as follows:
Abigail Stevens of Think Global Recruitment
Eddie Robb of Make It Social
Erica Moore of Eteaket
Gavin Neate of Neatebox
Ian LeBruce of Cappuccino Ads
James Magee of Securicorps
Josh Carson of GearedApp
Karina Baldorf of Kakao by K
Martin Walker of Everycare Edinburgh
Mike Christopherson of Nordic Drinks
Nick Cohen of PRC Business
Piers Bambridge of Pike & Bambridge
Stuart Hunter of Advance Global Recruitment
William Frame of Cromar’s
We would like to congratulate them all on having been shortlisted which is in itself a fantastic achievement amongst such strong competition. ?They are now required to complete the Stage 2 form and submit a video talking about their businesses and why they should win an Award. ?The 2 finalists in each category will be announced on Friday the 24th of October with the face-to-face interviews with the Judging panel taking place on Thursday the 30th.
The Awards Ceremony & Dinner is open to both members and non-members of WeDO and is a true celebration of entrepreneurial success in Scotland. ?A fun evening is promised and if you’d like to find out more then please click HERE where you can also buy tickets. ?We hope you will be able to join us!
Watch highlights from last year’s Awards Dinner below.