ES Awards & Celebration Dinner

The ES Awards & Celebration Dinner will take place on St Andrew’s Night, Thursday 30 November 2017 in Scotland’s most dynamic new event space - SWG3 in Glasgow.

It is set to be a night like no other celebrating Scotland’s top entrepreneurial talent and those who have excelled in entrepreneurial leadership over the past 12 months.

Tickets are on sale now!

FREE transport will be provided back to Edinburgh on a first come first served basis. To book your place email us.

Accommodation: Apex Hotels are offering guests 10% discount on room rates and a £10 voucher at Apex City of Glasgow Hotel. To take advantage of this offer book directly.

We look forward to seeing you on St Andrew’s Night!

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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.


Steve Dunlop, Scottish Canals

Tarak Ramzan, QUIZ plc

Gareth Williams,   Skyscanner 

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.


Peter Bruce, Entier

 Angus MacDonald, ICS Learn

 Dr Deborah O’Neil, NovaBiotics

 John Watson, Edinburgh Airport

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.



Rachael Brown, Cultural Enterprise Office

 Callum Murray, Amiqus

 Rebecca Pick, Pick Protection

 Craig Robertson, Epipole

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.