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Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) and Scottish Business Insider are collaborating for a second year to mark the achievements of the growing numbers of women-led businesses

The prestigious awards evening will celebrate the talents of women across Scotland - and help to create more business role models to inspire the next generation of leading women.

Join us for a champagne reception and 3-course meal at the Grand Central Hotel as we recognise the notable contribution women are making to boost Scotland’s economy. Creating and developing a diverse and thriving world-class business ecosystem.

6.30pm - 11.15pm

Nominations close in

Early Bird offer

The first 5 entries will take the spotlight on
Don't delay your entry, enter today and it could be your business in the spotlight.

How To Enter

The Women’s Enterprise Scotland Awards are open to ALL business women. You can be an employer, employee, sole trader or work for a charity.

The awards are FREE to enter.

Please do self nominate and enter yourself, or nominate someone else who you think deserves recognition.

Nominees must be women, and their company must be registered in Scotland.

To nominate yourself or someone else please complete the nomination form below.

The information provided is collated and followed by due diligence checks by our research partner Glasgow University. A shortlisting is carried out by our judging panel. If the nominated individual/company moves forward to the next stage, representatives will be required to attend an interview in front of several members of the judging panel.

Please note that interviews will take place on Tuesday 18th August 2020 so please ensure representatives are available to attend on this date.

Winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 1st October 2020.

Nominations close - Sunday 7th June 2020

Award Categories

  • Start-up of the Year

    (Up to 3 years old)


    This award celebrates the entrepreneurial aptitude, vision, ambition, drive and commercial acumen to build a woman-led successful enterprise in Scotland from start-up.

    Emerging Business Leader 2020


    This award celebrates an emerging female leader in business in Scotland, evidencing strong vision, ambition and drive to progress the business to a key milestone whether the business is pre-trading, start-up or growth.

    Best Rural Based Business


    This award recognises the wide variety of women-led businesses operating from a rural base in Scotland and making a key contribution to more remote rural communities.

    Business Leader 2020


    This award recognises a business leader (male or female) in Scotland who has contributed to enhancing the landscape for women led businesses. Entrants must demonstrate support and involvement with the women led business community and play an instrumental role in enabling women to start up in business and thrive.

    Growth Business of the Year


    This award celebrates Scotland’s growing women-led businesses and recognises those that have achieved growth and financial performance. It recognises the businesses who have best demonstrated an understanding of their competitors, customers, and markets they operate in; and have the foundations in place for continued commercial success.

    Invested Business 2020


    This award marks the women-led businesses in Scotland attracting investment to support growth, recognising both the investment received and the impact achieved by the business from the investment.

    Innovator of the Year

    Sponsored by GovGrant


    This award marks the development and implementation of new ideas or approaches to gain business advantage by women-led businesses based in Scotland, whether by increased efficiency, competitive advantage or increased revenues.

    Board Member 2020


    This category recognises the contribution of a woman based in Scotland on a Board of Directors or Trustees. This may be for a business, social enterprise, public sector organisation or charity.

    Best Social Enterprise


    This award celebrates a woman-led social enterprise in Scotland with a clear social or environmental vision and purpose, achieving an evidenced impact.

    Business of the year

    (Over 3 years, up to 250 employees, up to £12 million turnover)


    This award recognises the development and growing success of a woman led business in Scotland, looking at business growth and strong financial performance, profitability, and brand awareness achieved in relation to the number of employees and budget.

On the Night

  • 6.30pm / Champagne reception
  • 7.00pm / Guests seated
  • 7.15pm / Welcome
  • 7.30pm / Dinner served
  • 9.15pm / Awards ceremony - Part 1
  • 10.00pm / Guest speaker
  • 10.30pm / Awards ceremony - Part 2
  • 11.15pm / Closing remarks
  • 11.20pm / Carriages
  • Overnight accommodation is not included in the ticket price.


Booking Tickets

You can purchase individual tickets or tables of ten/twelve for this event. Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis.

Included in the ticket price:
• Pre-dinner drinks reception
• Official dinner programme
• 3-course meal
• Allocation of half bottle of wine per person
• Evening entertainment

Table of 10: £750.00 plus VAT
Table of 12: £910.00 plus VAT
Single tickets: £85.00 plus VAT

Single tickets will be seated at the discretion of Reach Scotland Events (single ticket holders from the same organisation will be seated at the same table unless otherwise advised). For those organisations that book more than one table, Reach Scotland Events will try to ensure that their tables will be situated together.

Payment Options

To book online please click here.

Credit & debit cards/Invoicing
We accept all major credit and debit cards and if you are a registered company we can invoice you directly for tables.
Please contact Aileen Turnbull, on 07825 899 187 or email

NB - Tickets will not be dispatched until full payment for an invoice has been received.

Please make cheques payable to Reach Scotland and send to:
Aileen Turnbull
Women’s Enterprise Scotland Awards 
Reach Scotland Events
1 Central Quay
G3 8DA