Established Business of the Year - Business Women Scotland

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The closing date for entries is Monday 14th September at 5pm

Established Business of the Year

This award celebrates Scotland’s highest performing female-led companies and recognises those that have truly established themselves as a force within the Scottish economy. It recognises the companies who have best demonstrated an understanding of their competitors, customers, and markets they operate in; and have the foundations in place for continued commercial success.

To make your entry as easy as possible, we would advise it best to familiarise yourself with the information required before beginning the application as they cannot be saved for a later date

Please confirm the following criteria to ensure that the nominee is eligible for this category

Must be a business owner (min. 50% ownership if in a partnership)The business must be registered in ScotlandThe business must have been operating for minimum 3 years (starting date before July 2017)

Judging Criteria

Judges will look at how the business has established itself within it’s industry and the continuing vision for growing the business in terms of turnover, employment and expansion, relative to size.

• Innovation in products, services or processes
• Market penetration
• Influence within the industry
• Significant growth or expansion
• Potential for sustained growth
• Customer and staff engagement
• Effective leadership and management
• Strong business results

Judging Questions

• Tell us about you and your business (imagine the judges are not aware of your business)
• Please give us examples of your impact within your sector and the wider business community
• How have you grown the business?
• How have you ensured the sustainability of the business for the future?
• Why do you deserve to win this award (think about the criteria that the judges will be using)

Please use no more than 500 words per question

Hi-res photo of nominee

Hi-res logo of business or organisation

Additional information to add to your entry

Financial overview of your business – can be audited accounts or general information on cashflow/profit & loss

I confirm that I have read the terms and conditions for entering the BWS Women in Business Awards
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Book your Tickets

Ticket price includes access to the entire online event including networking. Prior to the event you will
receive a complimentary BWS Award box containing a miniature bottle of prosecco, some snacks courtesy
of Nudie Snacks, a Beauty Kitchen product, cuticle oil from last years award winner Naf Salon and an award programme.