The Awards ceremony, which is supported by the Royal Bank of Scotland and is attended by 2,000 business leaders from across Scotland and the UK, will be addressed by Hollywood legend George Clooney at the EICC in Edinburgh on November 12th.
The awards programme also has several categories which will feature for the first time at the Festival of Entrepreneurship with Sir Chris Hoy on the afternoon of the prestigious dinner including "Scottish SME of the Year" and "Tech Company of the Year".
The full shortlist is:
Chivas Brother’s Entrepreneur of the Year
Itison Female Business Leader of the Year
CEO of the Year
RBS Customer Focus Award
People’s Postcode Lottery Green Business of the Year
Employer of the Year
Johnson and Johnson Corporate Social Responsibility Award
PwC Commitment to Company Values Award
Investor in Scotland
Growth Strategy of the Year
Family Business of the Year
KPMG Large Business of the Year
Financial Services Company of the Year
Sunday Times SME of the Year
Frame PR Marketing & PR Strategy
Tech Company of the Year
RBS Business Innovation of the Year
CKGSB International Business of the Year
Emerging Business of the Year
Josh Littlejohn, the founder of the Scottish Business Awards, said – "We are delighted by the shortlist for the 2015 awards – every year the shortlist gets stronger and stronger. The companies and business leaders involved are truly the heartbeat of our economy. We are looking forward to bringing the Scottish business community together for an evening which includes a once in a lifetime audience with George Clooney to celebrate the success stories of the Scottish economy and raising a considerable sum for charity. The event continues to grow and we can smash the 2,000 attendee record we set last year and this is a testament to the strength of the Scottish business community."
This year’s Scottish Business Awards will see George Clooney take part in a Q&A during a ceremony hosted by A-list comedian Rob Brydon. Clooney will focus on the ‘business of Hollywood’ and his humanitarian work in sub-Saharan Africa. The event will also feature a guest appearance by Britain’s greatest ever Olympian, Sir Chris Hoy.
Clooney follows a prestigious list of Scottish Business Awards speakers including Sir Richard Branson, President Bill Clinton and Sir Bob Geldof. This year’s event aims to break the £500,000 mark for good causes this year which include the Social Bite Fund, Scot Edge and Not On Our Watch.
The Scottish Business Awards will take place on November 12th 2015 at the EICC, Edinburgh. For more information on how to attend the event please visit www.scottishbusinessawards.co.uk/book -a-table.
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