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WE'RE BACK!
After a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we're delighted to launch the Women's Enterprise Scotland Awards 2022, as part of our 10th Anniversary celebrations. 

 

These prestigious awards will be presented at our glittering evening event to celebrate the talents of women across Scotland - and help to create more role models to inspire the next generation of leading businesswomen. 

Award categories and applications

This year there are 10 categories to choose from so if you run a business or know a woman-led business that has achieved great things, please apply or nominate now. The closing date for all entries is Monday 15th August 2022.

Find out more about categories and apply

 

Celebrate with us

Join us at the voco Grand Central Hotel Glasgow on Thursday 27 October as we mark 10 years of WES and recognise and celebrate the notable contribution women-led businesses make to Scotland’s economy. 

Find out more about our awards dinner event and book your tickets. Book now for the early bird offer. 

2019 Award Winners
Women's Enterprise Scotland Award winners
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Do you know a businesswoman whose achievements should be recognised?

Why you should enter these awards
 

  • These awards are a great way to have your hard work recognised and to raise awareness of your business. 
     

  • Be a part of creating inspiring role models for the next generation of women starting businesses. 
     

  • Join the celebration of the fantastic work done by women across Scotland to launch and grow businesses and contribute to the economy. 
     

  • Help to demonstrate the range of types of business run by women in all areas of Scotland.

See full details of the categories and apply.

You can apply or nominate a women-led business. All applications are free. 

These awards are part of the celebration of 10 years of work by WES to close the gender gap in enterprise participation. This year we have also launched our new Women's Business Centre website which is designed to help women start-up and thrive in business. Visit the site and sign up as a member to access all the content including articles like - Awards: because you are worth it 

2019 Award Category Winners
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Join us to celebrate women's enterprise
The award winners will be announced at a spectacular dinner event at voco Grand Central, Glasgow on 27 October 2022. 

The evening will begin with a drinks reception, followed by a 3 course dinner and awards ceremony. 

Tickets are on sale now

Individual tickets £96 per person (Early bird £86 until 30th June 2022)

Please book and pay or register to be invoiced here

Table of 10 for £900. Please contact us to make your booking and receive an invoice. Email info@wescotland.co.uk using subject line Awards 2022

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Award Categories

You will find information about each category below. Please select to apply or nominate for your chosen category. You may select more than one but each one must be a separate application. Here is a copy of the questions so you can prepare your responses in advance of completing the form. Once you have started the form is must be completed without leaving the site. The closing date for all entries is Monday 15th August 2022.

There is no cost for submitting an application or nomination. All applications will go through initial sifting and finalists will be assessed by the judging panel to decide the winner of each category. Winners will be announced at our awards event on 27 October 2022 at voco Grand Central, Glasgow. See full Terms and Conditions

START-UP BUSINESS OF THE YEAR  (Up to 3 years old)  

This award celebrates the entrepreneurial aptitude, vision, ambition, drive and commercial acumen to build a woman-led successful enterprise in Scotland from start-up.  

GROWTH BUSINESS OF THE YEAR  

This award celebrates Scotland’s growing women-led businesses and recognises those that have achieved growth and financial performance. It recognises the businesses who have best demonstrated an understanding of their competitors, customers, and markets they operate in; and have the foundations in place for continued commercial success.  

OUTSTANDING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR  

(Over 3 years, up to 250 employees, up to £12 million turnover)  

This award recognises the development and growing success of an established woman led business in Scotland, looking at clear values and purpose, business growth, strong financial performance, profitability, and brand awareness achieved in relation to the number of employees and budget.  

INSPIRING LEADER OF THE YEAR  

This award recognises a business leader (male or female) in Scotland who has contributed to enhancing the landscape for women led businesses. Entrants must demonstrate support and involvement with the women led business community and play an instrumental role in enabling women to start up in business and thrive.  

FUNDED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR  

This award recognises the women-led businesses in Scotland attracting funding or investment to support development and growth. Entrants may have secured funding from a variety of sources, including banks, equity finance, angel investment, commercial finance or banks.   

ADAPTIVE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR  

This award is for a business which has successfully adapted since 2020, in the face of significant challenges, and can demonstrate growth and business continuity during the Covid-19 pandemic.  

EMBRACING TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS  

This award recognises the women-led businesses in Scotland that have harnessed technology as part of their digital transformation in order to deliver growth, open up new markets or provide new ways of working.  

NET ZERO BUSINESS OF THE YEAR  

This award celebrates the businesses that have made significant progress in reducing their carbon emissions as part of the transition to becoming net-zero.  

COLLABORATIVE CHAMPION  

This award recognises businesses or organisations that have collaborated to overcome challenges, with outstanding results. Entrants must demonstrate an effective collaboration which has addressed and overcome an identified business issue.  

PURPOSE-LED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR  

This award is for a business which can demonstrate that it stands for something it believes in, going beyond profit and positively impacting society. The winner will be able to demonstrate that its business model has real purpose, by standing for and taking action on something bigger than its products and services.  

 
Sponsorship and Press Enquiries

There are various sponsorship opportunities available. To find out more, please contact Gaynor Simpson on 07790 104073 or email gaynor@wescotland.co.uk 

Press Enquiries

Please contact our PR Manager, Gaynor Simpson

Tel: 07790 104 073

Email:  gaynor@wescotland.co.uk