The WeDO Scottish Business Awards rank in the most highly respected Awards for the entrepreneurial and business communities in Scotland.  The application process is comprehensive and all finalists are interviewed by our Judging Panels.  The Awards are open to both members & non-members of WeDO Scotland.  The Awards categories are as follows:

Rising Star

(Entrepreneur with a business which demonstrates real potential and is on track to become a trailblazer of the future. No age nor trading time limits.)

New Start Business of the Year

(Business which has been trading for 3 years or less)

Scottish Product of the Year

(Scottish manufactured product.)

High Growth Company of the Year

(A company which can demonstrate exceptional levels of growth in terms of sales, turnover and profit. No age nor trading time limits.)

Young Entrepreneur of the Year – sponsored by OEM Group Scotland

(35 years and under – no trading time limits)

International Entrepreneur of the Year

(Has built a global business & is exporting products or services – no age nor trading time limits)

Intrapreneur of the Year

(Business leader who has demonstrated entrepreneurial flair & talent within their organisation – no age limits)

Entrepreneur of the Year – sponsored by Claymore Global Solutions

(No age not trading time limits)

The Awards process entails 3 stages:

STAGE 1

Complete the application form and return it to us by the deadline of 5pm on Friday 29th March.

STAGE 2

Complete the stage 2 application form and return it to us by the deadline of Friday 26th April.  Applicants are also required to submit a 3 minute video introducing themselves and their business to support their application.

STAGE 3

2 finalists for each Award are shortlisted by the Judges and are required to attend a panel interview lasting 30 minutes.  Finalists will also be filmed introducing themselves and their businesses;  these films are played at the Awards Ceremony. 

Click HERE to nominate someone for an Award

Click HERE to apply for an Award

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PANEL INTERVIEW DATES

Thursday 9th May

RISING STAR

NEW START BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

SCOTTISH PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Friday 10th May

HIGH GROWTH COMPANY OF THE YEAR

INTRAPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

*Please block the applicable day out of your diary and once the finalists have been shortlisted, we will give you as much notice as possible confirming the time of your interview.  Please note that there is unfortunately no flexibility with these dates, therefore if you would be unable to attend then regretfully we won’t be able to progress your application further.

** Please note that applicants must be available to attend our Awards Ceremony & Dinner taking place on Friday the 24th of May at the Principal Hotel, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh.  If applicants are not available to attend in person, they are able send a nominated colleague in their place.  

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Here are video highlights from our 2017 Awards Ceremony & Dinner

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