Fife Business Awards 2017
The 2017 Fife Business Awards are now open for entries, with aspiring businesses having until Friday 28th October to submit their entries.
Celebrating the fantastic spectrum of business successes across Fife, the awards have grown significantly in recent years, with over 300 business leaders and guests attending the hugely popular award ceremony and dinner in March.
The Award categories are detailed below and you can click on any of the links to request an application form.
Applicants should have been trading for 3 years or less and will be asked to provide details of how the company has performed and what its future projections are. You will also be asked to explain the background to the business, the markets it operates in, the business vision and the research that was undertaken when the business was in development.
sponsored by Condies CA
Entrants should be able to demonstrate a clearly defined strategy for developing and growing the business in terms of turnover, employment, innovative marketing and communications. They will be able to demonstrate a strong sales focus. Evidence of staff personal development and total involvement of the workforce in the growth of the business is important. The winner will demonstrate entrepreneurial characteristics with dynamic and measurable systems in place to monitor performance, financial controls, marketing and sales growth.
sponsored by Thomson Cooper
Applicants should be able to demonstrate a clearly defined strategy for developing and growing the business in terms of turnover, employment, innovative marketing and communications. They will be able to demonstrate a strong sales focus. Evidence of staff personal development and total involvement of the workforce in the growth of the business is important. The winner will demonstrate entrepreneurial characteristics with dynamic and measurable systems in place to monitor performance, financial controls, marketing and sales growth.
sponsored by Highland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association
This award is open to organisations which have developed a partnership that prepares young people for the world of work. Businesses should highlight how they have recognised and embraced the talent within our local schools, college and other education establishments. Judges in this category will be looking for evidence of how the business has established the partnership and what makes that partnership exceptional.
sponsored by Sign Plus
This category will be awarded to the company that has shown the most commitment to developing its staff through skills and personal development, investment and achievement programmes and outcomes.
This award is for business that can demonstrate clear links between improvements to their company performance (increased productivity, profitability etc) through sustainable and environmental processes and practices, or for companies that have developed new business opportunities arising from emerging environmental technologies and practices.
This award is for tourism operators, large and small that can clearly demonstrate success through high visitor numbers, repeat business and clear customer satisfaction. Companies should also demonstrate their wider commitment to the region and to tourism in Scotland as a whole.
This award is open to businesses which are successful in exporting and committed to continued growth in their international business. Entrants will show expertise in planning and managing an export strategy including marketing and the successful development and expansion of their overseas operations.
This award has been designed for businesses who can demonstrate excellence and achievement within the field of customer care and service. Entrants will demonstrate excellence through their customer service objectives and strategy, business performance, customer care activities, staff development plans and show how this has driven business growth.
sponsored by EQ Accountants LLP
This award category is open to businesses which have successfully developed innovative products, technologies or services, or who have developed innovative ways of doing business with customers. Entrants will show high degree of creativity and dynamism and will be exploring ways to exploit their innovation to its fullest potential.
This award will recognise the outstanding contribution of an individual or business with a focus on promoting local Food and Drink. The Local and Drink Award will be awarded to those who have shown a particular commitment to the production, sales or promotion of local food and drink, resulting in the long term benefit and development of their business and the local area.
Click on the links above to receive an application form.
Previous winner Ronnie Grant from RB Grant said "Winning at the Fife Business Awards was a massive boost to RB Grant for many reasons. Our staff were delighted with the recognition for their hard work and commitment, and we received many business opportunities as a result of the promotion of the awards. It has also afforded us the opportunity to bring our success to others attention and market the benefits of the partnerships with educational establishments"
Another previous winner Gordon Miller Managing Director of Sign Plus said "Having won the Best Performing Business for under 50 employees sector in 2015, Sign Plus Ltd was judged to be 2016 winner in the Excellence in People Development category. Both awards were a fantastic accolade for the company and acknowledgement for the continued hard work and commitment by all involved with Sign Plus Ltd. Following the awards, our staff, customers and suppliers gained a sense of pride, confidence and achievement. The process from choosing a category, completing the application, presenting to the panel and finally the award ceremony was a fantastic experience for all involved”
The Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday 31st March 2017 at The Rothes Halls, Glenrothes and guests will be welcomed with a drinks reception followed by dinner and the Awards presentation hosted by Radio and TV presenter Grant Stott.
For an application form please click the links above or email: [email protected] or telephone 0141 887 6181. Closing date for applications is Friday 28th October 2016.
To discuss any sponsorship and advertising opportunities available, please contact Linzi or Laura at Entourage: [email protected] or telephone 0141 887 6181.