Award Categories

Community Partnership Award

Sponsored by Stagecoach East Scotland

This Award is open to any business that can demonstrate it has had a successful partnership with a local charity or community project in Fife in the last two years.   It can be a one-off project or a long-term partnership.

Winning this Award requires you to show that your contribution to the partnership or project is significant and is directly contributing to its success.  You will demonstrate the ways in which your organisation is contributing and the positive outcomes that are being achieved.   You will show how you plan to build on the success of the project or partnership to achieve further positive outcomes, highlighting specific measures that are planned or already underway.

This Award is not open to public sector or third sector organisations, community groups, charities, social enterprises or community interest companies.  Entries will not be accepted for projects or partnerships with schools (for which there is a separate award).

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Stagecoach East Scotland

Creativity & Innovation Award

Sponsored by EQ Accountants

This Award is open to any organisation in Fife that can demonstrate it has a constant focus on innovation to deliver better performance and outcomes.

It can be demonstrated by changes to existing products or services, or the introduction of new ones.  It can be shown through the clever application of new technology or new/revised internal or external operating systems and processes.

Winning this Award requires you to show that you have embedded creativity and improvement in your organisation, you have processes in place to deliver it and measure it, and you encourage and support it across your whole workforce.  You will provide examples that demonstrate how your innovative approach is improving operational and financial performance.

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EQ Accountants

Customer Service Award

Sponsored by Diageo

This Award is open to any organisation in Fife that can demonstrate it has a constant focus on improving customer service standards and outcomes.

Winning this Award requires you to show you are focused on improving customer service and you have embedded it throughout your organisation.   You will describe some of the key initiatives you have introduced to improve customer service and how you are measuring their impact.  You will demonstrate you have a clear plan and targets for further improvement, highlighting measures that are planned or already underway.

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Diageo

Digital Transformation Award

Sponsored by Leviton Network Solutions Europe

This Award is open to any organisation in Fife that can demonstrate it has successfully embraced and deployed digital technology to transform its performance and its future prospects.

You may be an organisation that has been digitally active for a long time, but you are consistently using new platforms to go even further.  You may be an organisation that has only recently begun to explore your digital potential but are already seeing significant benefits from the steps already taken.

To win this Award you will show how you are making more use of digital platforms across your own organisation to create better outcomes for staff, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders, and to improve the organisation’s financial and operational performance.  You will demonstrate that you have a longer-term digital vision for your organisation and a clear plan to achieve it, highlighting some of the measures or projects that are planned.

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Leviton Network Solutions Europe

Health & Safety Award

Sponsored by ExxonMobil

This Award is open to any organisation in Fife that can demonstrate a fresh and successful approach to creating a safe physical working environment for its employees.

Winning this Award requires you to demonstrate that your health and safety policies go well beyond your statutory obligations to provide a safe working environment for your employees and set a new standard for what should be expected in an organisation of  your size or in your particular sector. 

You will show you have robust processes and targets in place alongside effective review and improvement mechanisms.  You will demonstrate senior management leadership of the programme and staff ownership. 

This award is not open to public sector or third sector organisations, community groups, charities, social enterprises or community interest companies whose principal purpose is encouraging and promoting safe working practices.

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ExxonMobil

Large Business Award

Sponsored by Thorntons

This Award is open to any company in Fife with 50 or more employees that has been trading for over 24 months and can demonstrate it has delivered significant business performance improvement during the last two years.

Winning this Award requires you to show that you have a robust business plan with clear operational and financial objectives and ambitious KPIs that you achieve or exceed.  You will provide examples to show how the performance improvements the business has achieved. You will also demonstrate that you have a longer-term vision for your business and a plan to achieve it.

This Award is not open to businesses employing less than 50 staff (for which there is a separate Award).  It is not open to businesses that have been trading for less than two years (for which there is a separate Award).

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Thorntons

Marketing Award

Sponsored by Semefab

This Award is open to any organisation in Fife that can demonstrate tangible marketing successes in the last two years.  

It can be a single campaign for a very specific purpose or your general approach to marketing or campaigning.  It can cover all tools, techniques and platforms, including email, social media, events, SEO or print or a combination of them.  

Winning the Award requires you to show that you effectively and creatively use your marketing channels to deliver clear and powerful messages that stand out, and that your campaign(s) achieve outcomes in line with, or exceeding, your objectives. 

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Semefab

Outstanding Business Award

Sponsored by Fife Council

The Outstanding Business Award is given to a business, at the discretion of Fife Council Economic Development, and a select judging panel. The award recognises outstanding achievement of a business that is exemplary in their field. A business that demonstrates excellence across a range of business areas.

Previous winners has included: James Donaldson & Sons Ltd, Briggs Marine and Ingenico Northern Europe Ltd.

Fife Council

School Partnership Award

Sponsored by Exterity

This Award is open to any organisation that can demonstrate a successful partnership with a school or schools in Fife in the last two years. 

The partnership should be providing the participating pupils with a greater understanding of business, giving them practical insights into the world of work and improving their understanding of their future career opportunities.

Winning this Award requires you to show that you have created a partnership that is successfully delivering positive outcomes for your organisation and your school partner(s), and that it is sustainable.  You will provide examples of the activities undertaken with the pupils and the outcomes achieved.

This Award is not open to third sector organisations, community groups, charities, social enterprises or community interest companies that have been specifically established to promote, facilitate or engage directly in school partnership working

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Exterity

Small & Medium Business Award

Sponsored by Thomson Cooper

This Award is open to any company in Fife with less than 50 employees that has been trading for over 24 months and can demonstrate it has delivered significant business performance improvement during the last two years.

Winning this Award requires you to show that you have a robust business plan with clear operational and financial objectives and ambitious performance targets that you achieve or exceed.  You will provide examples to demonstrate the performance improvements the business has achieved. You will also show that you have a longer-term vision for your business and a plan to achieve it.

This Award is not open to businesses employing more than 50 staff (for which there is a separate Award).  It is not open to businesses that have been trading for less than two years (for which there is a separate Award). 

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Thomson Cooper

Sustainability Award

Sponsored by Kettle Produce

This Award is open to any organisation in Fife that can demonstrate it is taking tangible steps to protect the natural environment and reduce its environmental impact without damaging its operational or financial performance.

Winning this Award requires you to show that your organisation adopts environmental best practice. You will describe your recent or current ‘green’ projects, explaining how they have contributed to the success of your overall sustainability programme.  You will also explain how you achieve commercial success through sustainability in the future, highlighting some of the measures or projects that are planned.

This Award is not open to public sector or third sector organisations, community groups, charities, social enterprises or community interest companies whose principal campaigning or fundraising purpose is environmental protection or sustainability. 

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Kettle Produce

Training & Development Award

Sponsored by Fife College

This Award is open to any organisation in Fife that can demonstrate that training and developing staff is a pivotal part of its business planning and performance.  It can be a specific programme aimed at a particular group of workers (i.e. apprenticeships or leadership) or your general approach to training/retraining to ensure that your organisation always has the in-house skills and expertise it requires to meet all operational demands.

Winning this Award requires you to show how the training of your employees receive meets the organisation’s needs, and how it is designed and implemented with well-defined and measurable outcomes in mind for the organisation and the trainees. 

You will also demonstrate how you find creative ways to train or develop staff to overcome budgetary or operational constraints to get maximum benefit for the organisation and the employees.   You will demonstrate you have a clear plan and targets for further improvement, highlighting projects that are planned or already underway.

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Fife College

Wellbeing Award

Sponsored by MP Fife Ltd

This Award is open to any organisation in Fife that can demonstrate that employee wellbeing and mental health is an organisational priority and is consistently achieved through the adoption of best practice in this field.

You will demonstrate you have a written wellbeing strategy that is clearly embedded in the organisation’s management processes and procedures.  You will show you have robust processes and targets in place alongside effective review and improvement mechanisms. 

You will demonstrate that your organisation is committed to parity of esteem between physical health and mental health. This means that you will promote policies and activities aimed at increasing employees’ mental health resilience with the same vigour you promote and enforce a physically safe working environment.

This award is not open to public sector or third sector organisations, community groups, charities, social enterprises or community interest companies whose principal purpose is encouraging and promoting better employee wellbeing.

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MP Fife Ltd

Young Business Award

Sponsored by Ingenico

This Award is open to any business in Fife that has been trading for less than two years and can demonstrate a high degree of entrepreneurship and business acumen and a sound understanding of what is required to get the business to the next level. 

Winning this Award requires you to show that you have started trading and achieved sales in your target market.  You will show you have set and achieved, or exceeded, the objectives within your business plan.  You will demonstrate you have a plan to grow the business and what the key parts of the plan are.

This Award is not open to any business that started trading prior to October 2019. This Award is not open to public sector or third sector organisations, community groups, charities, social enterprises or community interest companies.

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Ingenico