Young Business of the Year Award


Introduced by the Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB) in 2006, this Award is open to businesses which began trading on or after 30 June 2015.


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

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

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

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)

  • Innovative growth strategy, backed up by strong financial results.
  • Marketing & business development activity
  • Customer and staff engagement
  • 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.