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Nominations are now open for the 2022 Elevator Awards.

New Start of the Year

Sponsored by Business Gateway Aberdeen City & Shire

The New Start of the Year Award will recognise outstanding performance in a company’s first 18-months of business. Judges will be seeking evidence of developments to date, as well as assessing business ideas, challenges faced, market foothold and levels of success. 

 

Business Success Under 5 Years

Sponsored by Aberdein Considine

The Business Success Under 5 Years Award will recognise outstanding performance in growth and development of a company that has been trading for less than five years as of 21st March 2022.

Entrants must be able to demonstrate clear evidence of successful business creation, strategic growth plans and a strong future vision.

 

Business Success Over 5 Years

Sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland

The Business Success Over 5 Years Award will recognise outstanding performance in growth and development of a company that has been trading for more than five years as of 20th March 2022.

Entrants must be able to demonstrate clear evidence of successful business creation, strategic growth plans and a strong future vision.

 

Innovation of the Year

Sponsored by Murgitroyd European Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys

The Innovation of the Year Award will recognise a business or individual with innovation at the core of current or future success.

Judges will be looking for those that can demonstrate a proven ability to create, nurture and develop innovative products, processes or services that substantially improve the commercial performance or prospects of the business.

 

Community Impact Award

Sponsored by Maybe*

The Community Impact Award will recognise an organisation that gives back.  It is embedded in and enriches its community and makes a strong contribution to society. It demonstrates a strong commitment to its community by the way it engages and interacts with its operating environment.

 

Net Zero Technology Award

Sponsored by the Net Zero Technology Centre

The Net Zero Technology Award will recognise a company which has used innovative technology to reduce its or its customers’ GHG emissions.

Judges will be looking for those companies that can demonstrate a significant reduction of GHG emissions due to use of innovative technology, whether these are their own or third party emissions. Innovation and maturity levels will be taken in account to encourage entrepreneurship in the space of clean energy.

 

Entrepreneurial Supporter of the Year

Sponsored by Elevator

The Entrepreneurial Supporter of the Year Award celebrates the crucial role played by those entrepreneurs, businessmen, businesswomen, academics, inventors, innovators, business advisers, non-executive directors, professional advisers, bankers, lawyers, accountants, and mentors who have provided outstanding and significant support to others professionally or voluntarily.

 

Spirit of Enterprise

Sponsored by Doqaru

The Spirit of Enterprise Award will recognise an individual who has shown exceptional resilience despite challenges they have faced.

Judges will be looking for an individual, group or organisation which has had to overcome significant challenges to get their business or organisation to the start line and beyond.

 

Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year

Sponsored by The University of Aberdeen

The Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award will recognise a rising star, an emerging entrepreneur who is showing real flair and professional capability in how they have gone about starting and beginning to grow their business.

Judges will be looking to identify an individual who has launched a business and despite being in the early years of becoming established, is already on the right path to success having begun to achieve objectives based on a clear vision.

The entry can be completed by the entrepreneur themselves, or by a third party who would like to see the entrepreneur’s efforts recognised.

 

Entrepreneur of the Year

Sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland

The Entrepreneur of the Year Award will recognise a world-class business leader who has made an outstanding contribution to their company, industry sector and the wider economy. This individual will be a role model for leadership and someone who can demonstrate a strong record of entrepreneurial success.

Please note there will be no finalists for this award.  A winner will be selected, awarded on the night and thereafter be inducted into the Elevator Hall of Fame.

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland

The Lifetime Achievement Award - presented by Elevator – will recognise an individual who, during their lifetime, has made significant and outstanding entrepreneurial contributions to the sector and/or community they operate in.

Please note there will be no finalists for this award. A winner will be selected, awarded on the night and thereafter be inducted into the Elevator Awards’ Hall of Fame.

 

Click here to enter the 2022 Elevator Awards 

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