Scottish Business Awards open for applications as scale-ups to be recognised.

Scottish Business Awards open for applications as scale-ups to be recognised.

The Scottish Business Awards has officially opened for entries for this year’s event on November 2016, with the application deadline on 30 September.

The new-look platform of awards contains 12 categories this year including the new “Scale-up of the Year” aimed at recognising Scotland’s fastest growing companies.

Speaking about the new category, Event Manager Alan Mahon said:

“Scotland has two ‘unicorn’ companies in FanDuel and SkyScanner. We’ve already recognise the achievements of start-ups, and now we can also recognise the achievements of fast-growing companies like these that are putting Scotland on the international map. Scotland’s entrepreneurial ecosystem has been and is capable of producing world-class businesses – this is what we want to celebrate and in our own way inspire in future generations.

The event grows every year in size and quality. We expect this year to be no different and welcome all of Scotland’s successful businesses to share their stories with their peers.”

Other award categories at the not-for-profit event include Entrepreneur of the Year, Female Business Leader, supported by BQ and Scottish SME of the Year.

Last year’s ceremony went down in history with more than 2,000 guests attending the dinner, making it the largest ever business award ceremony in the UK and the biggest meal ever served in Scotland, raising £500,000 for various good causes including Scottish Edge in the process. Guests at the dinner included: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon; Donald Wilson, Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh; and Matthew Barzun, the United States’ ambassador to the UK. Welsh comedian Rob Brydon hosted the awards ceremony, with celebrities including cyclist Sir Chris Hoy and tennis coach Judy Murray also taking to the stage to speak to the audience and present awards.

For more information on entering the Scottish Business Awards contact Alan Mahon – – or visit


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