Young Business of the Year Award


Introduced by the Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB) in 2006, this Award is open to businesses, trading for three years or less at 31st May in this award year.

Winning the 2018 Young Business of the Year Award at the ASB Annual Awards was such an honour! I was absolutely thrilled to have made it to the final and to win was just incredible. The award sits proudly in our reception for all of our clients and visitors to see and is a reminder every time I walk into the practice of how proud I am to be in this Association and how supported I feel by my fellow businesswomen. It has given me such a confidence boost in both myself and in my business and the possibilities that lie ahead. So if you’re wavering on whether to enter the awards or not my advice is to definitely GO FOR IT!

Dr Fiona Wilson - Practice Director, The Edinburgh Practice: Winner of the Young Business of the Year Award 2018



Only business entities trading for less than 3 years are eligible.

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

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

Applicants will be asked to provide historical and forecast financial figures (in strict confidence) in support of their application. 

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.)

  • Innovative growth strategy, backed up by strong financial results
  • Marketing & business development activity
  • Customer and staff engagement
  • Effective leadership and management
  • A diverse, inclusive and ethical approach to business

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.
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Online Awards Applications are closed.