Countdown to Awards Ceremony:
DigitalBoost is Scotland’s national digital skills training programme, providing a free, comprehensive range of local workshops and online tutorials designed specifically to support SMEs’ development into digital technologies.
Fully funded workshops throughout Scotland are led by a team of digital experts and include topics such as social media, e-commerce, digital strategy, cyber security and creating engaging content. As the digital sphere continues to evolve, the DigitalBoost programme adapts to meet current and emerging trends that may be pertinent to businesses, such as vlogging.
Additionally, businesses that need extra support on digital topics can receive up to 21 hours of one-to-one support from digital advisers. Since the launch of DigitalBoost in 2016, over 36,000 hours of one-to-one support have been provided, free of charge, to over 2000 businesses.
Another key component of the DigitalBoost service is a five-minute online health check businesses can take to assess their digital strengths and weaknesses, guiding them to relevant support.
To give your business a DigitalBoost, or to take the free health check, visit: www.bgateway.com/digitalboost or speak to your local Business Gateway office.
DigitalBoost is funded by DigitalScotland and delivered by Business Gateway.
Would you like to align your business with the digital community?
If you would like more information on the opportunities available, please contact Holly Rutherford on 0141 302 6019 or Holly.Rutherford@newsquest.co.uk
Digital Marketing Manager, itison
Group Head of Digital Products & Marketing, Arnold Clark Automobiles
CEO, Code Clan
Digital Transformation Director, Newsquest Scotland
Regional Manager, SQA
Chief Officer Business Gateway National Unit, Business Gateway
The Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards in association with DigitalBoost will take place on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at The Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow. Tables and tickets are now available to buy via the link below.
The evening includes a sparkling drinks reception, three-course meal, entertainment and the awards presentation.
Business Award – sponsored by DigitalBoost
- Brand Calibre
- Wheatley Group
E-Commerce Award – sponsored by Business Gateway
- Blue2 Digital – Simon Howie, The Scottish Butcher
- Storm ID – The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
- Wholesale Domestic
Charity and Social Enterprise Award
- Discover Digital
- Humans of Scotland
- Know You More
- Storm ID – Scottish Wildlife Trust
Public Sector Award
- eCom Scotland – Children’s Hearings Scotland
- Horisk Leslie Development – OSCR
- Storm ID – NHS Scotland
App of the Year
- Blue2 Digital – Oor Wullie Big Bucket Trail
- Intelligent Mobile – Longleat App
- Neu Studio – ExitBrexit
- Screenmedia – Northumbrian Water Group
Consumer Engagement Award
- After Digital – Chase Distillery
- Blue2 Digital – Simon Howie, The Scottish Butcher
- Enterprise Screen – The Power of Attorney camp
- Equator – Dalata
Education & Training Award
- Edinburgh College – Daydream Believers
- Neu Studio – Quenchable
- University of Aberdeen – Toolkit
- Wheatley Group – MyHousing
Emerging Talent Award – Sponsored by SQA
- Adrian Cybulski
- Jenn Hood
- Lauren Pluss
- Natalie Woods
Best Use of Social Media Award
- DYW Glasgow
- Hydrogen – Highland Park
- Hydrogen – SSE
- McQueens Dairies
Innovative Use of AI Award
- Storm ID – NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Digital Professional of the Year
- Barry Fearn, The Lane Agency
- James Duff – Wheatley Group
- Wendy Edie – eCom Scotland
Digital Agency of the Year
- After Digital
- Intelligent Mobile
- Storm ID
Outstanding Contribution to the Digital Community
To be announced on the evening.
Who can enter?
Any sector and business are eligible to submit an entry from SME’s, private, public and third sector organisations.
Why should I enter?
Not only does being shortlisted (or better yet, winning) a Herald Scottish Digital Business Award mean recognition for you or your organisation, it is a major morale boost for you or your workforce and is a great PR opportunity both at the event and long after.
How do I enter?
You must complete our entry form to submit a nomination. We will then send across your entry pack which will include the rules and requirements of your entry. Head to the ‘How to Enter’ section above for instructions.
Can I enter more than one category?
You can submit as many nominations as you like across all the different categories. The categories and the criteria for each can be found in the ‘Categories’ section above.
What is the deadline for entries?
The entry deadline is Friday, September 6, 2019
How much does it cost?
Each individual entry costs £60+VAT. The Charity and Social Enterprise and Emerging Talent awards are the only categories that are free to enter. ALL payments must be made upon submitting your entry and prior to the entry deadline. Any entries not paid for will not be put forward to the judging panel.
What happens next once I’ve entered?
Once you have submitted an entry and made payment, we will add your nomination to the judging pack for consideration. Once the judging has taken place, we will contact you to let you know if your entry has been shortlisted or not.
How does the judging process work?
All the entries we receive will be considered by our judging panel at the judging session in September. Please note that the shortlist and winners are decided solely by our panel and do not come down to a public vote or number of nominations received.
When will the shortlist be announced?
The shortlist will be announced in The Herald and on this website in September.
When will the winners be announced?
The winners will be announced at the 2019 Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.