Scottish SMEs with 250 employees or less encouraged to enter across 13 different categories of national business awards
Entries are being sought for the SME National Business Awards launched this week by UK-based Events and PR.
SMEs with 250 employees or less are invited to enter across 13 different categories, which include The Green Award, Entrepreneur of the Year, Business of the Year, Business Innovation, and Employer of the Year.
The awards will culminate in the UK final and Grand Celebration – a black tie affair – to be held at Wembley Stadium in December.
Awards Director Damian Cummins said: “There is no doubt that SMEs in Scotland have a spirit of uniqueness, independence and strength and it is vitally important they are recognised at these prestigious awards.
“We have seen in the last week that the Cumbernauld-based AG Barr who make Irn Bru announce its expectation that revenues will climb year-on-year by 8%, to £136m. It is success like that in a challenging business environment that means SMEs across Scotland need to ensure they are championed at this celebration of success in 2017.
“In the first quarter of 2017 the Scottish economy outstripped the rest of UK in economic growth.
“With GDP (Gross Domestic Product) worth £152 billion Scotland more than ever is open for business and it means that SMEs in Scotland need to grasp every opportunity to showcase what they do and how well they do it.”
The competition is open to all businesses across the UK who started trading before January 2015. Entrants must have less than 250 employees at the time of entering or be self-employed.