Business of the Year Award


Introduced in 2013, this award is open to businesses established before 31 May 2015.


This Award is kindly sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland.


Only business entities trading for 3 or more years are eligible.

If you won the Business of the Year Award last year then you are not eligible to enter the category this year.

Entry is free for affiliate members and ASB direct members, and costs £50 per entry for non-members.

Whilst the Award is made to a business entity, a woman must be the driving force behind the business.

Criteria assessed (500 words max per criterion)

  • Sustainable, profitable business performance
  • Evidence of a clear risk/reward strategy
  • Innovation in products, services or processes and/or ability to generate jobs
  • Customer advocacy
  • Effective leadership and management
  • An ethical approach to business

Application process

The application should be submitted via the ASB website.

Applications should be accompanied by two endorsements/references.

Make Your Application

  • Closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 29th June, 2018
  • Only online applications will be accepted.
  • The shortlisted finalists will be asked to attend an interview with the judging panel, in Edinburgh, during the w/c Monday 23rd July, 2018.
  • Finalists are required to attend the Awards Dinner on Friday 21st September, at the Apex City Quay Hotel, Dundee.
  • If you have a reading disability and would like support with your application, please contact our Administraor on
Online Awards Applications are closed.