Most Enterprising Business Award


Introduced by the Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB) in 2003, entrants for this award, are selected and endorsed as the nomination by their affiliate groups. The award recognises the efforts of those members who have perhaps identified a niche market or moved the business in an entirely new direction, as well as those who are more recently established.


Those who can apply 

  • Business entities with a woman as the driving force behind the business
  • Affliate members only, endorsed as the nomination of choice by their affiliate group

Those who can't

Last year's winner in same category 

Awards Application Guide

Criteria assessed

Criteria assessed (500 words max per criterion.)

  • Originality of new business idea and or boldness & creativity applied in expansion/diversification
  • Resourcefulness of the marketing strategy and business development activity
  • Innovative & imaginative communication and use of social media to promote business
  • A demonstrated ability to ride out and overcome challenges
  • Individual energy, pace and resilience applied

Make Your Application

  1. Complete online application
    • Only applications submitted online through the ASB website will be considered
    • It is recommened that you read the Awards Application Guide before starting
    • Save regularily during your application
  2. Upload finalist photo
    • Choose photo (individual or team) suitable for use if shortlisted as a finalist
  3. Attach evidence documents, a video url and supporting files*
    • Support your application by uploading documents such as financials, endorsements or references as well as adding link to a personal video
Open date: 9am, Tuesday 27th April, 2021
Closing date: Midnight, Friday 25th June, 2021
The shortlisted finalists will be asked to attend an interview with the judging panel
Shortlisted finalists interview:: Online, during the w/c
Awards dinner: Sunday 26th September - Virtual Afternoon Tea
Upload files must not exceed 1MB. *optional
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Finalists are required to attend the Awards Dinner.