Who can enter?
Anyone can submit a nomination, but they must be a family business based in Scotland.
For the purposes of the awards The Herald Family Business Awards judging panel review the below statement as a basis on what constitutes a family business
“A family business is a business governed and/or managed by members of the same family (or a small number of families) with the intention of shaping and pursuing the vision of the business in a manner that is potentially sustainable across generations of the family (or families)”
Why should I enter?
Not only does being shortlisted (or better yet, winning) an award mean you will be recognised as a leading family business in Scotland in your sector, it is also a major morale boost for you or your workforce and is a great PR opportunity both at the event and long after. If you win, you will also receive a trophy for your display cabinet!
How do I enter?
You must complete our entry form on our online portal to submit a nomination. 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 the different categories. The categories and the criteria for each can be found in the ‘Categories’ section above.
The Scottish Family Business of the Year Categories are not open for general entry. All Businesses who enter a sector/ achievement category will be entered into the Business of the Year category relevant to the business size.
What is the deadline for entries?
The entry deadline is Tuesday, October 17
How much does it cost?
It is free to enter the awards.
Tickets to attend the awards are as follows:
Table of 12 – £1,900+VAT+Fees
Table of 10 – £1,750+VAT+Fees
Individual tickets – £185+VAT+Fees
What happens next once I’ve entered?
Once you have submitted an entry the Judges will have access to your entry to review. Once the judging session 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 expert judging panel at the judging session in October. 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 listed in The Herald and on this website in October.
When will the winners be announced?
The winners will be announced at our glittering awards ceremony on Thursday 7th December in Glasgow. More information on the event and tickets can be found in the ‘Event’ section.
What do I do if I have more questions?
We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have regarding the entry process or event. Please contact Events Manager, Sharon Franchetti on 07990 551 065 or Sharon.Franchetti@newsquest.co.uk with any enquiries.