The Summit team is aiming to showcase the creativity and ingenuity behind the Scottish business success stories of today and encourage the entrepreneurs of tomorrow to take that next step in achieving their ambitions. STV and Entrepreneurial Scotland are calling on our country’s innovators, visionaries and game-changers – no matter what stage they are at in their business journey – to take part and be recognised.
Seven awards will be given out during a ceremony on Thursday, November 22 at SWG3 in Glasgow. Entries will be welcomed from anyone working in an entrepreneurial way; whether they are a business owner, working in public or third sector, or even in a corporate role. Entries close on Thursday, August 16.
Entrepreneur of the Year – The Entrepreneur of the Year award is given to the person who has led their business to strong growth in revenue and profits through innovation, teamwork and leadership skills. This award recognises the talented and committed individuals who are running Scotland’s most successful growth businesses.
Intrapreneur of the Year – The Intrapreneur of the Year award is given to the individual who has demonstrated an enterprising approach and activities, which have had a positive effect within the organisation in which they are employed. This could be by way of a special project or by how they’ve integrated an entrepreneurial approach into their role.
Rising Star of the Year – The Rising Star of the Year award is given to the individual who has demonstrated a truly entrepreneurial mindset and considerable potential to drive growth and/or change – as nominated by ecosystem partners.
Scale Up Entrepreneur of the Year – The Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year award is given to the individual that has demonstrated that he or she is building a scale-up organisation or enterprise of outstanding potential.
Social Entrepreneur of the Year – The Social Entrepreneur of the Year award is given to the individual who has not only demonstrated some true entrepreneurial capabilities by leading a strong profitable business, but who has also made a real positive social impact through innovation.
Young Entrepreneur of the Year – In celebration of the Year of Young People 2018, the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award is given to the young person (aged 12 -18) who has demonstrated real entrepreneurial flair. Whether that’s making a real change in their local community or starting an enterprise from their bedroom, what really matters is that the young person shows a true entrepreneurial mindset.
Academic to Entrepreneur of the Year – The Academic to Entrepreneur award recognises an individual who has demonstrated an enterprising approach to developing and delivering enterprise and entrepreneurial learning and skills, inspiring students and enabling them to realise their enterprise potential. The Academic to Entrepreneur of the Year is someone committed to continually developing their own skills and who champions enterprise education widely.