Entrepreneurial Scotland Awards

Nominations now open

Nominations are now open for our annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Now in their 21st year, the awards are delivered in association with Deloitte; new partner, Barclays; and media partner, The Herald.

Celebrating 21 years of Scotland’s top entrepreneurial talent, the awards honour individuals who have excelled in entrepreneurial leadership over the past 12 months.

  • Nominations can be from any sector
  • Nominees can be company founders, CEOs or leaders of innovative organisations or family businesses
  • Candidates can be a self-nominated or by anyone who believes their candidate qualifies

Nominations are open until Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Award Categories 2017

Entrepreneur of the Year

The individual that has led an organisation or enterprise of scale to strong growth in revenue, and profits through innovation, teamwork and leadership skills.

Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year

The individual that has demonstrated that he or she is building a scale-up organisation or enterprise of outstanding potential.

Rising Star Entrepreneur of the Year

The individual that has a truly entrepreneurial mindset, and considerable potential to drive growth - as nominated by ES ecosystem partners.

Annual Celebration Dinner

SWG3, Glasgow

Tickets on sale now!

The Awards are the highlight of our Annual Celebration Dinner that will take place on St Andrew’s Night, Thursday 30 November 2017.

This year the event moves to Scotland’s most dynamic new event space - SWG3 in Glasgow.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Book your place today

Previous Winners

ES entrepreneur of the year winners 2016

Last year the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award was presented to James Milne CBE, Chairman & Managing Director, Balmoral Group while Chris Gauld, Chief Executive, Spark Energy was announced as the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year.

Previous winners have included some of the country’s most high profile entrepreneurs such as Sir Tom Hunter of Sports Division, Ann Budge of Newell & Budge, David Milne of Wolfson Microelectronics, Simon Howie of the Simon Howie Group, Jim McColl OBE of Clyde Blowers and Hamid Guedroudj of Petroleum Experts.