ASB Launches 2019 National Business Awards

The ASB National Business Awards 2019 are now OPEN for applications

Ladies - it’s your time to shine!

Your opportunity to shout about your successes and achievements.

This year will be our 20th National Business Awards. Business awards, spanning across three decades. Awards that recognise and celebrate the contributions of women to business and the wider community across Scotland, and judged by some of Scotland's leading business names. 

This year our awards have been independently reviewed and refreshed, to ensure they are current and reflect the diversity of women in business across Scotland. 

As a result we bring a brand new award to the line up. With 13 categories to choose from, there is something for everyone. 

  • Young Inspiring Businesswomen of the Year – for women under the age of 30
  • Most Innovative Start-up of the Year – for businesses trading for less than one year
  • Young Business of the Year – for businesses trading for less than three years
  • Employee of the Year – open only to ASB affiliated or direct members
  • Best Performing Team of the year
  • Community Commitment Awards
  • Recognition of Outstanding Contribution
  • Professional of the Year award
  • Exporting Business of the Year Award
  • Business of the Year Award
  • Most Enterprising Business of the Year – open only to ASB affiliated members by recommendation from their affiliated group
  • Best Affiliated Group of the Year award
  • And new for 2019 Recognition of Best Practice in Diversity and Inclusion

Get Started

The ASB welcomes applications from current members (free) and non-members (£50). Or why not join the ASB today (annual membership just £30).

To read more about each award, and to apply, click the Awards tab on the menu bar and select the award(s) you are interested in. Please read the Awards Application Guide in full before starting your application.

You can never start too early! Give yourself enough time to check your membership status (or apply as a non member and receive your PIN), gather and upload the necessary references or endorsements, and submit your form.

Key Dates

Applications must be submitted online before the 30th June 2019. Candidates will be notified if they have been shortlisted after the award closing date. 

Successful shortlisted applicants will be invited to interviews. interviews are on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th July in Haymarket, Edinburgh. 

Finalists are required to attend the ASB National Business Awards Dinner which will be held on 14th September 2019 


Our national business awards have been celebrated now for over 20 years. And we are grateful to the businesses who support our awards through sponsorship. Be it an an element of the awards dinner, a main event sponsor - or having your business attached to one of our prestigious awards in full spotlight and glory.

Can you imagine being part of a judging team that selects the ultimate winner, presents the award and celebrates at our dinner alongside all our very worthy finalists?

Award sponsorship packages starts from £850. View our full sponsor pack or contact Khlayre Cairney, Vice President, for more details.

Read about last year’s winners here You can also read more about past winners on our Member Showcase page.

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