BQ SCOTTISH EXPORT AWARDS 2017

Export Award Winners

The HSBC Scottish Export Awards 2017, in association with Scottish Enterprise

Wednesday 22 March 2017 - Hilton Hotel, Glasgow

Celebrating the entrepreneurial exporting achievements of businesses across Scotland, as part of a full 12 month international trade campaign.

International trade remains high on the Scottish Government’s economic growth agenda and BQ's campaign and awards are about recognising the excellence in those companies who sell their products, services and expertise in overseas markets.
  
Interested in the awards? Check out the video from 2016's event:
  

THE EVENT

THE EVENT DETAILS

Event:              HSBC Scottish Export Awards 2017, in assoc. with Scottish Enterprise
Date:               Wed 22 March 2017 
Venue:             Hilton Hotel, 1 William Street, Glasgow, G3 8HT
Time:               6.30pm – 11.00pm
Dress:              Black Tie

AWARD CATEGORIES

The HSBC Scottish Export Awards, in association with Scottish Enterprise, are open to all businesses with a presence in Scotland. The award categories for 2017 include:

MOST ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPORTER OF THE YEAR
A company that has demonstrated entrepreneurial flair within their export strategy. This will be shown through an extraordinary approach to reaching new markets where creativity, innovation and tenacity has resulted in success. 

MICRO EXPORTER OF THE YEAR (NEW FOR 2017)
Recognising outstanding achievements in export growth by a company in any industry with a turnover up to £2million. This success will be measured by growth in sales and market penetration together with the application of innovative market strategies to extend export potential. 

SMALL EXPORTER OF THE YEAR
Recognising outstanding achievements in export growth by a company in any industry with a turnover of £2-£15million. This success will be measured by growth in sales and market penetration together with the application of innovative market strategies to extend export potential.

LARGE EXPORTER OF THE YEAR
Recognising outstanding achievements by a company in any industry with a turnover greater than £15million. This success will be measured by growth in sales and market penetration together with the application of innovative market strategies to extend export potential. 

EXPORT TEAM OF THE YEAR
The export team of the year award will recognise a team who can demonstrate significant added value to their business through adopting innovative techniques, personnel development measures, and successful implementation of the company's export sales strategy. It should be clear how the company has developed a team wide approach to exporting which may well extend beyond  the company to distributors, agents and other third parties who will have contributed to export success.  

E-COMMERCE EXPORTER OF THE YEAR
A company that through e-commerce has increased brand awareness and recognition, expanded into new markets, increased sales and efficiency and improved customer service. The winner of this category must be able to demonstrate how they have used e-commerce and trading online to significantly enhance their export growth or potential for growth. 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ADVISER OF THE YEAR
A business that does not export, but plays a key role in supporting exporters to trade overseas either directly or indirectly through providing associated services such as advice and consultancy. The professional service adviser of the year award will recognise a company that has demonstrated outstanding achievements in supporting businesses to achieve their exporting objectives. Success will be measured by the advice given and how it directly affected export growth in the companies supported.

LOGISTICS PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Awarded to a company that provides outstanding customer service and innovation in supporting the export market with their delivery solutions. Success should be measured through their ability to support complex or innovative methods of distribution and delivery whilst adding value. Where possible nominees in this category should also be able to show how their business is focusing on support for new and emerging export markets.

HIGH GROWTH MARKET EXPORTER OF THE YEAR (NEW FOR 2017)
Awarded to a company demonstrating impressive export growth in high growth markets (including India, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia or Oman). This success will be measured by growth in sales and high growth market penetration together with the application of innovative market strategies to extend export potential.

BQ SCOTTISH EXPORTER OF THE YEAR
This award will be presented to a company that has made an outstanding contribution to Scotland's export profile and success.  Companies must have demonstrated how they have overcome their barriers when entering new markets. The winner of this award will be selected from the winners of the above award categories and announced on the evening of the awards.  

WHY ENTER THE AWARDS

Why enter the HSBC Scottish Export Awards in association with Scottish Enterprise?

Raise your brand profile and build brand awareness
Winning or being shortlisted for an award will significantly raise your company profile locally, internationally and will attract new business.  It will also contribute to building your brand credibility in the marketplace.

Shout about it
Use your award on corporate literature and advertising, on your company website, in your customer newsletters, across social media channels.

Generate publicity
This is an opportunity to gain extensive media attention and valuable publicity which will help you attract new business and increase respect from your existing client base.

Attract potential investors
If you are currently trying to grow your business, recognition in the awards can help attract potential investors.

Network with fellow business leaders
This black tie event will provide the opportunity to network with other finalists, business leaders and professionals.

Boost staff morale, retention and recruitment
Recognition in the awards can have a positive effect on staff morale, motivation and retention as it acknowledges contribution to your business success.  A great way to attract new talent to your business.

NOMINATION FORM

Please complete your initial entry for the HSBC Scottish Export Awards 2017, in association with Scottish Enterprise, using the nomination form here.

Full entry details will be provided closer to the event date for those who have completed an initial nomination form.
 

Closing date for all final nominations will be 13 January 2017

THE JUDGING PANEL

The judging panel for the HSBC Scottish Export Awards 2017, in association with Scottish Enterprise, will be announced soon.

2016 AWARD WINNERS

BQ and the event sponsors were delighted with the level of nominations received for the event on 23rd March 2016. In front of an audience of over 400, the following winners and finalists were announced:

In 2016, Think Analytics were crowned Scottish Exporter of the Year

The other winners on the night included:

 - Large Exporter of the Year - Alba Power (Highly Commended - John McGavigan)
 - Small Exporter of the Year - Merlin ERD (Highly Commended - Fathom Systems)
 - Emerging Start-Up Exporter of the Year - Cheeky Chompers (Highly Commended - Chocolate and Love)
 - E-Commerce Exporter of the Year - SST Sensing (Highly Commended - Trtl)
 - Export Team of the Year - Loch Duart (Highly Commended - Sports Labs)
 - Logistics Partner of the Year - Bullet Express
 - Professional Services Exporter of the Year - Genoa Black
 - Most Entrepreneurial Exporter of the Year - Think Analytics (Highly Commended - Highlander International (Recycling))

SPONSORSHIP & TICKETS

-          Around 500 attendees at the Glasgow Hilton
-          Audience of exporters and professional support advisers
-          12 month digital and in-print media campaign
-          Independent panel of judges
-          Extensive promotional opportunities

THE EXPORT AWARDS DELIVER
Profile - the awards are a must attend event for Scottish exporters 
Positioning – supported by the leading Scottish businesses
Personality – a strong and independent brand identity recognised across Scotland
People – a showcase of exporting potential with speakers including leading entrepreneurs
Promotion – a programme of activity supporting exporting across Scotland
Partnerships – a host of support from leading businesses and enterprise

SPONSORSHIP & TICKET SALES

SHARING THE SUCCESS - YOUR OPPORTUNITY

The HSBC Scottish Export Awards 2017, in association with Scottish Enterprise, will provide a limited range of exclusive sponsorship opportunities, each providing an extensive range of benefits. A detailed sponsorship proposal can be sent to you on request by contacting Bryan Hoare, managing director, on [email protected] or 07860 107636.

Booking Tickets
The awards will take place on Wed 22 March 2017 at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow and we look forward to welcoming you.

Included in the ticket price:
- Champagne reception
- Official awards programme
- Three course meal

Single tickets: £100 + VAT
Table of 10: £900 + VAT
Table of 12: £1,000 + VAT

To book tickets, please contact Paul Clark on [email protected] or call 0191 3898498.                          

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information and to find out how you can get involved in making the HSBC Scottish Export Awards 2017, in association with Scottish Enterprise, the biggest celebration of exporting across Scotland, contact:

Bryan Hoare, [email protected], 07860 107636
Dave Townsley, [email protected], 07810 482251

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