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ASB National Business Awards 2016

Applications are now closed for the 2016 Awards. We will shortly be inviting shortlisted candidates to interviews ahead of the Awards announcements at our celebration dinner on Friday 2nd September at Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow.

Book your tickets here  For more information, email Wendy Maltman vice-president@asb-scotland.org

There are 11 award categories, open to business and professional women across Scotland. The Awards celebrate and recognise the achievement of women working across all sectors, and rewards their individual and collective contribution to the continued commercial success in Scotland.

Open to ASB Affiliates Only:

ASB Most Enterprising Business

Any affiliate member can enter, regardless of the period of time they have been in business. This allows the ASB to recognise the efforts of those members who have perhaps identified a niche market to operate in or moved the business in an entirely new direction, as well as those who are more recently established.


ASB Affiliated Group of the Year

This new award, introduced in 2015, recognises and rewards the contribution of the affiliated groups to the success of the ASB. Groups/clubs should demonstrate outstanding commitment to their members, measurable growth, delivery of high quality services for members and demonstrate the ASB aims of linking, inspiring and supporting its members.

Open to ASB Affiliates & Direct Members Only:

ASB Employee of the Year Award

Introduced in 2013 this award recognises the qualities of a successful woman who makes a significant individual contribution to support her employer to deliver superior performance.

ASB Best Business-Charity Partnership

The Best Business-Charity Partnership Award was introduced in 2009 to recognise mutually beneficial partnerships between businesses and charities.

Open to members and non-members:

ASB Business of the Year (3+ years)

New in 2013, this award is open to businesses established before 31 May 2013.

ASB Young Business of the Year (up to 3 years)

Introduced by the Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB) in 2006, this Award is open to businesses who began trading on or after 30 June 2013.

ASB Most Innovative Start Up (under 1 year)

Celebrating the new ideas, processes, products, services, technologies and applications that have the greatest impact on an organisation’s start up success, this Award recognises the enterprise that has most successfully applied innovation. Businesses established since 31 May 2015 are eligible to apply.

ASB Young Inspiring Businesswoman of the Year (age 25 or under)

This award recognises the qualities of a successful entrepreneurial woman including but not limited to her drive, focus, vision and resilience, inspirational leadership and confidence. Entrants for this award must be aged 25 or under as at 31 May 2016.

ASB Professional of the Year - sponsored by Investec

Introduced in 2013 this award recognises the skills and qualities of a successful woman in a profession who makes a significant individual contribution that supports her organisation to deliver superior performance.

ASB Best Performing Team of the Year

This award celebrates the power of the many in driving breakthrough results and creating impact. The Award is open to businesses and charities operating in Scotland. Social Enterprises & Corporate teams may apply.

ASB Recognition of Outstanding Contribution - Sponsored by Badenoch & Clarke

As well as highlighting the ever increasing contribution of women to the economic success of Scotland, the Award is aimed at identifying appropriate role models to inspire and motivate others. The Award is open to employed and self-employed women in the business professions, private, public, and voluntary sectors in Scotland.

Closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 8th July 2016

ASB is grateful for the support of our Award Sponsors;

Investec - Sponsor of the Professional of the Year Award

Badenoch & Clarke - Sponsor of the Outstanding Contribution Award


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The ASB Business Awards Dinner 2016 image ASB Business Awards Dinner 2016
Our 2016 Business Awards will be held on Friday 2nd September at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow
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