Most Enterprising Business Award


Introduced by the Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB) in 2003, entrants are choice nominations or current winners of affiliate club awards.


This award is open to affiliate members only who have the nomination of their club or are a current winner of an affiliate club award. Any 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.
Whilst the Award is made to a business entity, a woman must be the driving force behind the business.

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

There is a restriction to 1 entry per affiliate club per year.

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.

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.