Being able to call your business award-winning is something we’d all like to be able to do. Not only is it good for your ego, winning an award is also a fantastic boost for your business. Being recognised for an award will make your business seem trustworthy and reliable to customers, and you’ll be seen as an expert in your field.
Awards will also help you generate some publicity surrounding your business, and you can use the award-winning title in your marketing for years to come.
If you think your business deserves to be recognised for its achievements, here are a few of the best awards for small businesses in Scotland.
Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce Awards
The Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce (MELCC) is a great organisation providing support for businesses in Musselburgh and the local area. The MELCC annual awards recognise the best-of-the-best and celebrate the businesses which set the standard of excellence in our community. Awards are open to all businesses, whether they are a Chamber member or not.
The awards include categories like Business Innovation of the Year, Environmental Impact Award, Family Business of the Year, New Business of the Year and the Community Impact Award.
More information: melcc.org.uk
The Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards
If your business is in the digital sector, you can’t miss The Herald’s Scottish Digital Business Awards. The awards, which have been running for 10 years, celebrate Scotland’s most successful businesses who have used digital technology, the internet and social media to build their businesses.
All types of digital projects are eligible for entry: websites, games, mobile technology, business software, public installations or even a simple but effective social media campaign. The only requirement is that you can demonstrate success – be that inventive, financial or simply in terms of popularity.
More information: newsquestscotlandevents.com/events/digibiz
Summit Entrepreneurship Awards
Summit is an awards ceremony specifically for entrepreneurs in Scotland. If your business is a start-up with progressive ideas, this is the award for you! Summit shines a spotlight on our country’s innovators, visionaries and game-changers – no matter what stage they are at in their journey.
The awards recognise the outstanding achievement of entrepreneurs of Scotland across eight categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year, Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Rising Star of the Year and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
More information: summitscot.com
Business Women Scotland & WES Awards
The Business Women Scotland & WES Awards are well worth entering for female-fronted businesses. These awards recognise the achievements of the growing number of women in business in Scotland.
The awards cover everything from Best Use of Social Media to Change Catalyst of the Year, with categories like Employer of the Year, Sole Trader of the Year and Mentor of the Year also announced during the awards ceremony.
More information: bwsltd.co.uk/business-women-scotland-and-wes-scotland-awards-2018