Best Performing Business (under 10 employees)

Award Criteria and Eligibility

This Award is open to any business with less than 10 employees that is operating in Fife, and that can demonstrate it is successfully implementing a plan that is significantly improving its operational and financial performance.

Winning this Award requires you to show that you have clear business objectives and demanding performance targets that you are achieving consistently.

Guidance Notes

Read the question carefully so you understand what you are being asked.

The word limit for each question is a maximum – don’t feel that you have to use all the words allotted.

The application form is not a grammar test – don’t worry about how good your writing skills are – just concentrate on getting your message across.

Use bullet points if that will help – it will also help you stay within the word limit. 

Don’t use jargon – the judges may not know what it means.

Use examples to demonstrate your claims.   The use of relevant statistics can also help to highlight your achievements but don’t use too many.

The judges are looking for evidence of your passion and enthusiasm, as well as your financial and operational achievements.  

Don't assume that other companies will have an application that is stronger than yours – be confident and apply.