Young Inspiring Businesswoman of the Year


Introduced in 2013, this award recognises the qualities of a successful entrepreneurial woman including but not limited to her drive, focus, vision and resilience, inspirational leadership and confidence.


Entrants must be aged 30 or under as at 31 May of the year of the awards.

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

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

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

Criteria assessed (500 words max per criterion)

  • Vision and effective leadership
  • Drive, determination & motivation
  • Strong commercial acumen evidenced by financial results
  • Identification of a market opportunity
  • Use of staff and resources
  • Adaptability to market conditions
  • Customer engagement

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.