Fife Business Awards 2018

Closed for entries

Entries to the 2018 Fife Business Awards have now closed and we have had a fantastic response again this year! 

Tickets are now on sale for the glittering Awards Ceremony on Friday 23rd March 2018 at the Glen Pavilion and Grant Stott and Edward Reid will be reprising their MC and entertainment roles.

We are delighted to have Fife Economy Partnership as our Principal Sponsor again. 


 

The 2017 Awards put a spotlight on Fife's business and they did not let us down.  A record number of high quality applicants that made it really difficult for the judges to choose a winner in all of the categories.   There was a real buzz throughout the Awards ceremony as everyone reflected on the fantastic accomplishments of all of the finalists. 

The categories and entry criteria are listed below. 

To discuss sponsorship opportunities email: [email protected] or call 0141 887 6181.  


Best Performing Business (over 50 employees)

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This award is intended to highlight successful businesses in the Fife Area. They will be able to demonstrate a clearly defined strategy for developing and growing the business in terms of turnover, employment, innovative marketing and communications. Entrants 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.

Best Performing Business (under 50 employees)

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This award is intended to highlight successful businesses in the Fife Area. They will be able to demonstrate a clearly defined strategy for developing and growing the business in terms of turnover, employment, innovative marketing and communications. Entrants 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.

Developing the Young Workforce

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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.

Excellence in Food and Drink

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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.

Excellence in Customer Service

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This award will recognise companies with a focus on customer service and care. The Excellence in
Customer Service 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.

Excellence in People Development

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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.

Excellence in Tourism

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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.

Most Enterprising Start-up Company

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If your business has been operating for three years or less, why not enter the
Most Promising New Business award? Applicants 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. By doing so you could receive the reward you deserve for successfully setting up your business.

Success through Innovation

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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.

Success through Sustainability

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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.

Success Through UK and International Trade

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This award is open to companies that are successfully trading outside Scotland and are committed to further grow their UK and international business.Entrants will show expertise in planning and managing an expansion strategy, including, market analysis, marketing and supply chain management.