Here at WeDO Scotland, we like to be innovative, and this is why we created the COVID-19 Scottish SME Business Awards in May 2020 mid-pandemic and lockdown.  We created these Awards to recognise SMEs and individuals who made the biggest impact during the pandemic.  

We watched the Scottish business community rise to the unparalleled challenges faced in light of COVID-19 with huge admiration.  In the true spirit of acknowledging the efforts, innovation and sheer determination shown by so many SMEs in Scotland, we wanted to arrange specific COVID-19 Awards to applaud and celebrate the successes of those businesses and individuals which have turned the most difficult of times into opportunities. 

We felt strongly that their efforts deserved to be recognised, which would not only help to bolster the Scottish economy going forward, but also provide inspiration to both current and future generations throughout the country.  It was a fantastic opportunity for the Scottish SME community to have come together at an uplifting online event, regardless of geographical location and despite the considerable challenges we all faced.

The COVID-19 Scottish SME Business Awards were free to enter across the length and breadth of the country and were voted for by the public. The winners received a year’s free membership of WeDO Scotland. a trophy and a digital badge for online promotion of their Award win.

The Awards categories were as follows:

BEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN

WINNER:  Lee FitzpatrickOutlaw Social

BEST PIVOT PRODUCT

WINNER:  Justine MitchellChamomile At Home by Chamomile Sanctuary

BEST PIVOT SERVICE

sponsored by Hanya Partners

WINNER:  Eoghan ColganContinulus

BEST EMPLOYER

sponsored by Future Proof Learning

WINNER:  Ian PilbeamThe HR Dept Edinburgh & The Lothians

BEST COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

WINNER:  David DavidsonThe Cardross Inn 

LOCAL HERO

sponsored by Positive Qualities

WINNERS:  May & Robert Miller

WITH THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS

AND OUR EVENT SUPPORTERS