Enter our 2017 Business Awards

The WeDO Scottish Business Awards are a highly respected and prestigious highlight in the annual business events calendar and are a celebration of outstanding business success.  Our Awards Ceremony & Dinner is taking place this year on Friday the 27th of October at the stunning Principal Hotel on George Street in Edinburgh.  The Awards are open to both members and non-members of WeDO;  if you’re not one of our members, upon payment of a £150 entrance fee, you can enter our prestigious Awards.  If you subsequently decide to join WeDO Scotland as a member before the 30th of November, we will credit the entry fee against your membership joining fee. You can find out more about the benefits of membership by clicking HERE. To apply for the Awards or to nominate someone, please click on the relevant buttons below. 

AWARDS CATEGORIES

NEW START BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Open to businesses who are within 18 months of inception.  No age limits.

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR – sponsored by OEM Group

Open to those aged 35 and under. No trading time limits.

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

Shows tangible potential & could be a trailblazer of the future. No age limits nor trading time limits.

HIGH GROWTH COMPANY OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Everycare Edinburgh

No age limits nor trading time limits.

INSPIRING LEADER OF THE YEAR

Proven track record and is recognised by their peers to possess excellent communication skills, demonstrate commitment, strategic thinking & vision.No age limits nor trading time limits.

 ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

No age limits nor trading time limit. Must be the founder, CEO, Managing Director, Director, Partner or shareholder of the company.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – already awarded & won by Malcolm Mackay – sponsored by the Edinburgh Watch Company

THE AWARDS PROCESS ENTAILS 3 STAGES:

Submission of initial application form – deadline Thursday 14th September.

Submission of semi-finalist form – deadline Thursday 28th September.

Finalists interviews with the Judging Panel – Thursday 12th October.

Please note that finalists must be able to attend a face-to-face interview with the Judging Panel on the 12th of October, the list of finalists will be announced on Thursday the 5th of October.

The Judging Panel from our Executive Team is this year chaired by Graham Langley who is joined by fellow Ambassadors,  are Martin Mutch, Mike Christopherson, Gaynor TurnerDougie WalkerStuart Hunter.

Finalists are required to be in attendance at the Awards Dinner or if not available, they may send a nominated colleague.  The evening is a fantastic mix of business, networking and fun;  our Blushbooth photobooth is always popular with all of our guests and our DJ Nick Mowat keeps the dancefloor packed with music from every era.   With networking at the heart of WeDO Scotland, you will, of course, have plenty of time for socialising with your fellow guests. Guest lists are provided on each table so that you can easily find the people who you would like to speak to.

 

The drinks reception starts at 6:45pm with the Awards Ceremony starting at 7:30pm.  We don’t believe that people enjoy sitting through hours of presentations and for this reason, we only have 6 categories ensuring that the Ceremony is succinct thereby enabling everyone to enjoy the evening.

There are a limited number of early bird tickets, half tables of 5 and tables of 10 available at reduced prices so book as soon as possible at the link on the left before the early bird allocations runs out. 

Our nominated charity is SANDS Lothians and there will be a raffle with amazing prizes to raise funds to support the fantastic work done by SANDS.  

If you have any queries in the meantime then please email us hello@wedoscotland.com

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