Thu 30th Nov 2017 18:00 - Fri 1st Dec 2017 02:00
Bringing together Scotland’s most successful and respected entrepreneurial leaders with those starting and growing new enterprises, our Saltire Alumni and our valued partners and supporters from across Scotland and internationally to celebrate entrepreneurship.
As Scotland’s backbone organisation for entrepreneurship we are committed to shining a light on the most outstanding entrepreneurial talent in the country. They are the ones who can inspire others and who will play a leading role in Scotland.
Celebrating 21 years of Scotland’s top entrepreneurial talent, the awards honour individuals who have excelled in entrepreneurial leadership over the past 12 months.
This year the event moves to Scotland’s most dynamic new event space - SWG3 in Glasgow. Previously a galvaniser’s yard, the venue is infused with entrepreneurial spirit, as founder, Andrew Fleming Brown (known as Mutley), grows the business to include a TV studio, art galleries and multiple event spaces.
Deloitte continue to support the awards through their backing of the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award category. This prestigious accolade, has been won by some of Scotland’s most high profile entrepreneurs including Sir Tom Hunter (1996), Jim McColl OBE (1999), Ann Budge (2005), and most recently, Jimmy Milne of Balmoral Group (2016).
This year, we welcome Barclays, who will be backing a new award category, ‘Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year’ (previously Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year). The new category will recognise the achievements of leaders who are building a scale-up organisation or enterprise with outstanding potential. In 2016, Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year was awarded to, Chris Gauld of Spark Energy.
We also look forward to introducing a third award category ‘Rising Star Entrepreneur of the Year’ recognising those individuals that have demonstrated an entrepreneurial mindset and considerable potential to drive growth.