Outstanding Contribution Award


The Recognition of Outstanding Contribution Award was introduced in 2000, and revised in 2017, to showcase and celebrate achievement among women in Scotland across all sectors.

This award will be presented to a woman who has demonstrated outstanding contribution to a business or the wider community, over and above her normal working activities. She may be a mentor, volunteer or charity ambassador giving of her time, skills and energy for the benefit of others.

The award is aimed at identifying business role models who inspire and motivate others.

The award for outstanding contribution to business was so unexpected. When you run your own business it can be a lonely path, and right from the get go I’ve always believed in giving back – it’s a great way to meet new people, help people as well as learn new things but, most importantly, it creates a valuable network with whom you can share your challenges. I’d urge any woman who’s in business to enter this year’s awards – there’s so much talent out there to celebrate and we should be rightly proud of standing up to be counted.

Tricia Fox MA (Hons), MSc, PGCRes, MCIPR, MPRCA, FCIM - Managing Director, VolpaWinner of the Recognition of Outstanding Contribution Award 2018



The Award is open to women in the business professions, private, public, and voluntary sectors in Scotland.

This award is made to an individual, rather than to an organisation.

If you won the Recognition of Outstanding Contribution 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.

Application process

The application should be submitted via the ASB website (see Awards Home Page for full application process).

Applications MUST be accompanied by two endorsements/references (i.e. testimonial statement or letter)​.

Applications MUST include a photo of the applicant, suitable for use in the event the applicant is shortlisted as a finalist. 

Upload files must not exceed 1MB.

Criteria assessed (500 words max per criterion.)

  • Name of Nominee (if application made by a third party)
  • Demonstrates competence in their chosen field and, how that competence has benefited business or the wider community in Scotland
  • Evidence of a strong business/career track record, networking, leadership and communication skills
  • Contribution to business, the professions or the wider community in Scotland including, though not exclusively, promoting the role of women
  • Evidence of giving back to business and also to the community and/or individuals
  • Individual drive and determination

Make Your Application

  • Please read the Awards Application Guide in full before starting your application.
  • Open date for entries is 9am on Tuesday 30th April, 2019
  • Closing date for entries is Midnight on Sunday 30th June
  • Only online applications will be accepted.
  • Applicants are requested to upload a photo (individual or team) appropriate to the award applied for. This will only be used if selected as a finalist.
  • The shortlisted finalists will be asked to attend an interview with the judging panel, in Haymarket, Edinburgh, during the w/c Monday 22nd July, 2019.
  • Finalists are required to attend the Awards Dinner on Saturday 14th September, The Corn Exchange, Edinburgh.
  • If you have a reading disability and would like support with your application, please contact us at awards@asb-scotland.org
Online Awards Applications are closed.