The East Dunbartonshire Business Awards are back for 2019 - focusing the spotlight on the shining stars helping to power the local economy.
The awards will once again showcase the good work taking place in boardrooms, shopfloors, social enterprises and hostelries across our area.
Nominations will be sought in nine categories:
- Start-Up Business
- Established/Growth Business
- Digital Innovation
- Independent Retail Business
- Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism
- Service Provider
- Social Enterprise
- Community Champion
- Eco-Friendly Business
A 10th award will also be presented - Business of the Year - chosen by the judging panel from all of the 2019 category winners.
The aim is to reward innovation and enterprise in local towns and villages - recognising the achievements of local businesses who contribute so much to this area in terms of investment, employment and services.
Entries will be judged by a panel drawn from the Council and local business sector, and you can apply/nominate for multiple awards.
Please note, we are not just looking to recognise the biggest and most profitable businesses, but also those which have shown a commitment to grow, develop new products and services, and put something back into the community.
For more specific criteria on each award, please see the Documents section of this page. The overall criteria includes consideration of:
- Entrepreneurial spirit
- Strategic direction
- Leadership and training
- Financial performance
- Customer focus
- Customer service
- Plans for growth and investment
- Innovative processes and procedures.
The awards will be presented at a gala dinner to be held on Friday 17 May 2019 in Kirkintilloch Town Hall. Winners will receive a bespoke trophy, certificate and promotion in digital and print media.
To enter, simply choose a category and download the corresponding application form from the Documents section.
Once complete, please return by e-mail to email@example.com or by post to Business Gateway, East Dunbartonshire Council, Southbank House, 1 Southbank Road, Kirkintilloch G66 1XH.
You can also nominate a business or social enterprise - send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org - including details of which category you are nominating them for and why.
The deadline for entries/nominations is 5pm on 19 April 2019.
For additional information, visit www.businessworks.scot/business-awards-2019/
If you have any questions, please get in touch. Good luck!