Our Awards rank in the most highly respected accolades for the entrepreneurial and business communities in Scotland.  The Awards are open to members & non-members of WeDO Scotland and are free to enter.  The application process is comprehensive, with the 2 finalists in each Award category interviewed face-to-face by our Judging Panels.  Award winners are selected on merit and have nothing to do with the number of tickets purchased! 

Throughout the process, semi-finalists and finalists benefit from extensive promotion to the Scottish business community and beyond.  Without exception, year on year, shortlisted applicants and Award winners report that they have gained outstanding exposure for both themselves and their businesses, as well as valuable advice & introductions from the Judges.

This year, in light of the ongoing growth of the Employee Ownership movement and the level of applications we received last year in the EO category, we have introduced a new Award – Employee Owned Business Leader of the Year,  alongside our regular 9 categories below.  There are 7 Awards categories which anyone can be nominate for or you can apply directly.

To nominate an individual or business for the Awards, click HERE.
To apply directly for an Award, click HERE.

Click HERE to take advantage of Early Bird tickets offering fantastic savings on regular prices.


Please note that you can only nominate someone or apply for ONE award category.

This Award cannot be applied for and is voted for by the WeDO Executive Team.

This Award cannot be applied for and is voted for by the WeDO Executive Team.

No age nor trading time limits.

35 years and under – no trading time limits.


Can demonstrate a substantial contribution to environmental sustainability – no age trading nor trading time limits.

35 years and under – no trading time limits.


A company which can demonstrate exceptional levels of sales growth. No age nor trading time limits.


A business which has successfully transitioned to employee ownership.  No age nor trading time limits.

An individual who has embraced employee ownership, demonstrated innovation, contributed to enhanced financial performance and helped to develop a positive partnership culture.  No age nor trading limits.

Business which has been trading for 2 years or less.  No age limits.


STAGE 1 – Deadline Monday 1st August at 5pm

Complete the stage 1 application form online HERE and return it to us.  Please note that you can only apply for one Award category and remember to complete the additional questions for your Award category.

Finalists announced on Friday 12th August.

STAGE 2 – Deadline Thursday 25th August at 5pm

Complete the Stage 2 online application form.  Applicants are also required to submit a 3 minute video introducing themselves and their business to support their application.

Finalists announced on Wednesday 7th September.


2 finalists for each Award are shortlisted by the Judges and are required to attend an in person panel interview lasting 30 minutes.  Thereafter you will be filmed for a brief one minute video which is played at the Awards when each category is announced.  The finalists interviews are taking place on Wednesday 14th September in Edinburgh and finalists must be available on this date.  Therefore, please ensure you book this date out of your calendar.

Scroll down to see video highlights from our 2021 and 2019 Awards Dinners below to find out why our Awards are an event you won’t want to miss!

Click HERE to find our more about our 2021 Award winners.




The sole beneficiary of our fundraising activity at the event will be our nominated charity partner My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.