Enter the Scotland Awards
Categories & Criteria
Director of the Year - Non-Exec
This award recognises individuals that have made significant contribution to the organisation’s strategy, impacted on the financial success of the company, demonstrated high ethical standards and promoted the practice of good corporate governance.
Director of the Year - Start-Up
This award celebrates founders/co-founders of the UK’s most promising start-ups. Focusing on the market opportunity identified, the model to capitalise on it, and how it has been executed within the first three years of trading.
Director of the Year - Public Sector
This award is open to leaders of public services including public agencies, national bodies and governmental departments. The judges are looking for leaders that can demonstrate how to get the best out of others' professional expertise and their contribution to civic society.
Director of the Year - Third Sector
This award is open to executive directors of charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises whose business is a not-for-profit. Entrants will be required to demonstrate how they live by the values of the organisation and the voluntary sector, and as innovative and effective communicators to achieve organisational goals.
Director of the Year - International
This award recognises international business leader with credible development plans in place to build on its company’s success. The leader will operate across borders and could be in any industry sector, but is likely to be gaining market share due to strong international growth from a great product or service. The company must be trading a minimum of 30% of its business outside of the country it is registered in.
Director of the Year - Family Business
This award recognises individuals in second-generation or more, family businesses who have responded to the specific challenges that face directors in family firms and who have contributed to the success of the diverse, dynamic and innovative family business sector.
Director of the Year - Small-Medium Business (up to £25 million t/o)
This award is designed to celebrate those directors working in a business that employs under 250 employees and has an annual turnover of less than £25 million. This award will go to the business that can show outstanding initiative, boldness and imagination in the enterprise, as well as sound management practices.
Director of the Year - Large Business ( £25 million+ t/o)
This award is designed to celebrate those directors working in a large business that has an annual turnover of more than £25 million. Judges will look at how financial targets and KPIs have been met/exceeded, the vision for growth, innovation and the leader’s understanding of key challenges, customers and the competitive landscape.
Director of the Year - Young
This award recognises upcoming leaders who have demonstrated excellent entrepreneurial potential, ability, ambition, creativity and vision in new or established businesses who have operated at director level for less than two years.
Director of the Year – Innovation
This award recognises leaders that have developed an innovative and transformational idea that displays creative thinking and that has beaten the competition and been developed and applied to improve commercial performance, operational effectiveness or customer engagement.
Director of the Year – Social Value and Sustainability Impact
This award is aimed at leaders who can demonstrate how they integrate the success and smooth running of their business with a strong sense of responsibility and corporate values.
Director of the Year - Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
This award recognises leaders who can demonstrate that they have specific initiatives already in place to promote diversity and inclusion.
Chair's Award for Excellence in Director and Board Practice
Awarded at the discretion of the Scotland Chair
This award is the highest accolade in the Director of the Year Awards, recognising the personal imprint of the UK’s most high profile leaders on the culture and success of their organisation’s through outstanding professionalism and the implementation of best practice in governance and leadership.
Nominations are open to all at director level or equivalent, whether or not you are an IoD member.
You are encouraged to put forward an individual for more than one category where appropriate, but nominees will not be eligible to win more than one Director Award.
You will also be asked to:
- Provide some profile information about you and your organisation
- Answer questions summarising your achievements; demonstrating leadership; evidencing the delivery of tangible benefits and results; showing how you have generated new ideas, enhanced performance or affected change, and provision of a testimonial (if relevant to the category)
You will be entered into the relevant Regional category based on your business address:
- Aberdeen & Grampian
- Central Scotland
- Edinburgh & Lothians
- Glasgow & West of Scotland
- Highlands & Islands
- South of Scotland
If you have any queries please email email@example.com or call Joyce on 01577 865498 / 07711 432745 or Alice on 07483 812596.
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE DATE FOR ENTRIES & NOMINATIONS?
All entries must be submitted by 5pm on Monday 24 February 2020.
AM I ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?
Please download our Eligibility to Enter guidelines here >>>
I AM ENTERING ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER COMPANY
If you are an agency entering a company on their behalf, please state the company name plus your contact details.
OUR MOST UP TO DATE FINANCIAL INFORMATION ISN'T AVAILABLE
If you do not have sufficient information in time for the deadline, please fill out the financials form using your projected figures. If at a later stage you are able to update it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENTER?
The Awards are free to enter.
WHO ARE THE JUDGES?
The judging panel will be announced on our website in due course. Our judges bring industry knowledge to assess every entry, helping us maintain the high standard of the awards.
CAN I SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE ENTRY?
Absolutely! Take a look at all of the categories in detail to decide which ones are suitable for you, there is no limit.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I ENTER?
You will receive an email to confirm that your entry has been submitted correctly. If you do not receive this please contact the team.