Each Elevator Awards Category has criteria for applicants to follow as noted below. Click on each below to learn more.
Most Promising New Business
Most Promising New Businesssponsored by Business Gateway:Year one of a new enterprise is about setting down roots, building relationships, reputation and gaining a foothold in a market.
Business Success Under 3 Years
Business Success Under 3 YearsThis award is for businesses that have been trading for less than 3 years (as at 23/3/2018) that can demonstrate outstanding performance in growth and development.
Business Success Over 3 Years
Business Success Over 3 Years Sponsored by RBS:This award is for businesses that have been trading for more than 3 years (as at 23/3/2018) and can demonstrate outstanding performance in growth and development.
The Innovation Award
The Innovation Awardsponsored by MurgitroydElevator, as an organisation, believe that innovation is at the heart of a successful business.
Employer of the Year
Employer of the Year AwardHaving a committed team who are happy and dedicated to their task is key to business success.
Spirit of Enterprise
The ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ AwardSponsored by The Prince's Trust:Starting a business in any circumstances is not easy but for some, getting to the start line and keeping a business going is an enormous undertaking.
Enterprising Communities Award
The Alick Buchanan-Smith Enterprising Communities AwardSponsored by Aberdeenshire Council This award identiﬁes and recognises organisations in Aberdeen City and Shire which operate with the community at the forefront.
Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year
Emerging Entrepreneur of the YearSponsored by the University of Aberdeen:The Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year award recognises an outstanding individual, under the age of 35 (as at 23/3/2018).
Entrepreneur of the Year
Entrepreneur of the YearSponsored by RBS:This award will be presented to a world-class business leader who has made an outstanding contribution to their company, industry sector and the wider economy.
Inspirational Mentor of the Year
Inspirational Mentor of the Year Sponsored by TechX at the Oil & Gas Technology Centre:This award recognises the vital role mentors play in passing on their skills, knowledge and expertise to the next generation of business owners in the North East of Scotland.