Elevator Awards 2017

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Entries open for 2018 Elevator Awards

Entries open for 2018 Elevator Awards

Entrepreneurs and business leaders invited to apply for 18th annual awards

The north-east business community is being encouraged to apply for the 2018 Elevator Awards, the region’s premier awards ceremony dedicated to recognising the outstanding achievements and commitments made by business leaders and entrepreneurs over the last year.

Entries opened on 13 February and, from the shortlist of finalists, the winners will be revealed at a black-tie event at the Mercure Ardoe House Hotel in June. Applicants can apply for 10 of the 11 categories, including a new category for 2018 – Inspirational Mentor of the Year.

The awards see business excellence, employers of choice, community-driven initiatives and outstanding achievements from local entrepreneurs and businesses honoured.

Winners at the 2017 ceremony represented a wide range of start-up companies, innovative organisations and firms from sectors including energy, technology, sport, food and drink, beauty and professional services.

More than 400 guests witnessed winners take home awards, including Aberdeen Sports Village for ‘Business Success Over Three Years’ and Fierce Beer for ‘Most Promising New Business’.

Chief executive of Elevator, Professor Gary McEwan, said: “2017 saw some truly inspirational entries and the judges faced a daunting challenge to select winners from an exceptionally strong cohort of finalists. Our belief is that the North East is home to some of the finest examples of true entrepreneurial spirit and business creativity in the entire country, and we are looking forward to seeing what 2018 brings and recognising some exceptional achievements.”

The 2018 Elevator Awards see Royal Bank of Scotland remain as the principal partner and sponsor of the awards, with Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council as event partners.