The search for Scotland’s best digitally-focused businesses is on, as entries flood in for The Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards.

The awards, now in their ninth year, are organised by The Herald in association with DigitalBoost and supported by Enigma People Solutions and SQA, with an aim of rewarding companies large and small that bring benefits to their business and clients through digital marketing.

The E-commerce award is supported by Digital Boost, as the group strives to continue its support for the business community.

Hugh Lightbody, chief officer for the Business Gateway National Unit said: “Scottish SMEs are increasingly recognising the positive impact effective e-commerce can have on their business and many are taking practical steps to integrate it into their business and marketing strategies.”

Dr Janet Brown, SQA chief executive, said, “Harnessing digital technology can bring many benefits to business, including the upskilling of employees.”

David Mains, director of Enigma People Solutions, said: “For the eighth year in a row, we are sponsoring the Digital Agency Award. This recognises the Digital Agency that has shown the greatest efforts in digital innovation in Scotland.”

This year, 11 categories will highlight success in social media, consumer engagement within the public sector and in mobile.

The deadline for entries is August 24 and the only requirement is that you demonstrate success be that inventive, financial or in terms of popularity.

For more information, contact Heather Steven on 0141 302 6018.