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Introduction

The Scottish SME Awards celebrate the success of Scotland’s best performing small to medium sized companies recognising everything from profit share to highest climber as detailed by the Scottish Business Insider's SME 300 database.

Scottish Business Insider runs the annual awards to recognise the SME300 companies whose figures have soared during the financial year.

The Insider SME300 list annually ranks Scotland’s top companies with a turnover of between £8m and £20m. The listing puts the spotlight on what has been described as the backbone of Scottish business.

The awards are presented at a black tie award celebration dinner attended by over 200 people including representatives from the SME300 companies.

This year we are bringing together both the Scottish SME Conference and Scottish SME Awards and they will both take place on Wednesday 30th October at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Glasgow Central.

Wednesday 30th October 2019
6.30pm - 11.00pm
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Glasgow Central

NOMINATE NOW

How To Enter

The Business Insider Scottish SME Awards cover a range of categories relevant to those within the SME300 listing as featured in Scottish Business Insider magazine.

There are seven awards, three of which can be entered into. Please see categories and criteria below.

To nominate yourself, a company or individual that deserves to be recognised, please complete the nomination form.

The awards are FREE to enter.

Nominations close - Friday 20th September

Award Categories


  • SME Employer of the Year

    For the small businesses that best look after their people. Open to all Scottish headquartered SMEs. The judges will be looking at a number of aspects including the opportunity for employees to learn and develop and make progress in their career.

    Nominate

    Youth Initiative Award

    Open to all companies headquartered in Scotland which can demonstrate their commitment to recruiting, engaging and developing young people. This will mark and celebrate the business that is doing most to bring young people into the world of work.

    Nominate

    Sprint 100: Fastest Growing Small Business

    Measured over the course of the last three years, the Sprint 100 category is looking for companies with a turnover between £500,000 and £8m. Entries should outline how your business has grown in terms of turnover, staff, offices etc.

    Nominate

    The Fastest Growing SME300 Company

    sponsored by LendingCrowd

    For the company with the highest turnover percentage over one year.

    Only the companies listed under the Insider SME300 listing are eligible for this award.


    The SME300 Highest Climber

    To the company which climbed the most places in the SME300 listing.

    Only the companies listed under the Insider SME300 listing are eligible for this award


    The Best SME300 Newcomer Award

    Sponsored by SSE

    This award is for a company new to the Business Insider SME300 Listing.

    Only the companies listed under the Insider SME300 listing are eligible for this award.


    The Number One Company in the SME300

    Only the companies listed under the Insider SME300 listing are eligible for this award.


2018 Winners

  • The Number One Company in the SME300 – Morton Fraser

    The Number One Company in the SME300

    Morton Fraser

    The Fastest Growing SME300 Company – TSL Contractors

    The Fastest Growing SME300 Company

    TSL Contractors

  • The SME300 Highest Climber - Colorado Construction & Engineering

    The SME300 Highest Climber

    Colorado Construction & Engineering

    The Best SME300 Newcomer Award – Primestaff

    The Best SME300 Newcomer Award

    Primestaff

  • SME 100: Fastest Growing Small Business – Energylinx for Business

    SME 100: Fastest Growing Small Business

    Energylinx for Business

    Scottish SME Awards 2018 - All the winners

    Scottish SME Awards 2018

    All the winners

Host

Des Clarke

Des Clarke is one of the UK's most exciting performers. He has made a name for himself as both a highly successful comedian and one of television and radio's hottest presenters.

He is a much-loved voice on the airwaves, currently presenting Heart Drivetime on Heart Scotland and was the main host of Capital Breakfast with Des Clarke, Steven and Amy. In addition, Des fronts BBC Radio Scotland's weekly panel show Breaking the News, taking a satirical look at the week's headlines. His radio work has earned him widespread industry recognition, winning a British Radio Award and multiple Scottish Comedy Awards. As well as nominations in the Celtic Media, Arqiva and Sony Awards. Des has also received critical acclaim for his comedy, winning Chortle Best Newcomer and the ITV Golden Mic Award.

Stand up remains Des's first love and he performs his own solo shows annually at the Edinburgh Fringe and Glasgow Comedy Festival. He has toured the world with his unique brand of observational humour, appearing on stage in New York, Dubai, Australia and Los Angeles.

A high profile newspaper columnist and after dinner speaker too, Des Clarke has rapidly established himself as an exceptional all round performer.


On the Night

  • 6.30pm / Champagne Reception
  • 7.00pm / Guests seated
  • 7.15pm / Welcome
  • 7.30pm / Dinner served
  • 9.15pm / Entertainment
  • 9.30pm / Awards ceremony
  • 10.15pm / Closing speeches

Tickets

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
• After Dinner Speaker

Table of 10: £1,100.00 plus VAT
Table of 12: £1,300.00 plus VAT
Single tickets: £120.00 plus VAT

TO BOOK PLEASE CLICK HERE

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

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 aileen.turnbull@insider.co.uk.

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

Cheques
Please make cheques payable to Reach Scotland and send to:
Aileen Turnbull
Scottish SME Awards 
Insider Events
1 Central Quay
Glasgow
G3 8DA