Applications Now Closed

The 2019 award categories are:

Lanarkshire Community Impact Award, Excellence in Customer Service, Lanarkshire’s Best Business, Lanarkshire Employer of the Year, Lanarkshire’s Apprentice of the Year, Lanarkshire’s Best Family Business, Lanarkshire’s Best Food and Drink Provider, Lanarkshire’s Best New Product or Service.

You can find out details on the Awards Dinner event taking place on May 31st, through the button below.

Awards Dinner
Awards Dinner

Awards Categories

Lanarkshire’s Best Business (0-10 employees)

Sponsored by Highlander Recycling

This award is open to new and established Lanarkshire based businesses and sole traders with up to 10 employees.

If your business can evidence:

  • a strong performance record and team;
  • a plan for continued success;
  • how your business is different from your competitors;
  • strong relationships with customers and suppliers; and
  • an ambition to improve your business performance;

then this award is for you.

The finalist interviews for this category will take place on Tuesday 16th April.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Lanarkshire’s Best Business (0-10 employees)

Sponsored by Highlander Recycling

This award is open to new and established Lanarkshire based businesses and sole traders with up to 10 employees.

If your business can evidence:

  • a strong performance record and team;
  • a plan for continued success;
  • how your business is different from your competitors;
  • strong relationships with customers and suppliers; and
  • an ambition to improve your business performance;

then this award is for you.

The finalist interviews for this category will take place on Tuesday 16th April.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Lanarkshire’s Best Business (11-50 employees)

Lanarkshire Enterprise Services Ltd

This award is open to new and established Lanarkshire based businesses and sole traders with between 11 and 50 employees.

If your business can evidence:

  • a strong performance record and team;
  • a plan for continued success;
  • how your business is different from your competitors;
  • strong relationships with customers and suppliers;
  • an ambition to improve your business performance;

then this award is for you.

The finalist interviews for this category will take place on Wednesday 17th April

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED
APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Lanarkshire’s Best Business (51 employees or more)

Sponsored by UK Steel Enterprise

This award is open to new and established Lanarkshire based businesses and sole traders with 51 employees or more.

If your business can evidence:

  • a strong performance record and team;
  • a plan for continued success;
  • how your business is different from your competitors;
  • strong relationships with customers and suppliers; and
  • an ambition to improve your business performance;

then this award is for you.

The finalist interviews will take place on Thursday 18th April.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Lanarkshire’s Best Business (51 employees or more)

Sponsored by UK Steel Enterprise

This award is open to new and established Lanarkshire based businesses and sole traders with 51 employees or more.  

If your business can evidence:  

  • a strong performance record and team; 
  • a plan for continued success; 
  • how your business is different from your competitors; 
  • strong relationships with customers and suppliers; and
  • an ambition to improve your business performance;  

then this award is for you.

The finalist interviews will take place on Thursday 18th April.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Lanarkshire’s Family Business Award

Sponsored by Roadbridge

This award is open to all family businesses based in Lanarkshire.   

If your business can evidence:  

  • a good balance between the needs of business and family ownership; 
  • a strong performance record and team;
  • a plan for continued success; 
  • strong relationships with customers and suppliers; and  
  • an ambition to improve your business performance;  

then this award is for you.

The finalist interviews will take place on Tuesday 23rd April.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED
APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Excellence in Customer Service

Sponsored by Made in Scotland Agency

This award is open to all businesses based in Lanarkshire that offer above and beyond customer service.  

If your business can evidence:  

  • an outstanding commitment to customer service; 
  • that customer service is at the core of their business; 
  • an ability to meet and exceed customer expectations; 
  • a plan for continued success; 
  • an ambition to improve your customer service;  

then this award is for you.

The finalist interviews will take place on Tuesday 23rd April.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Excellence in Customer Service

Sponsored by Made in Scotland Agency

This award is open to all businesses based in Lanarkshire that offer above and beyond customer service.  

If your business can evidence:  

  • an outstanding commitment to customer service; 
  • that customer service is at the core of their business; 
  • an ability to meet and exceed customer expectations; 
  • a plan for continued success; 
  • an ambition to improve your customer service;  

then this award is for you.  

The finalist interviews will take place on Tuesday 23rd April.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Lanarkshire’s Best New Product or Service

Sponsored by Business Gateway

This award is open to all Lanarkshire based businesses that have created a new or improved product, process or service within the last 3 years.   

If your business can evidence:  

  • a new or improved product or service within the last 3 years 
  • the stages of development from idea generation through to development, design, creation and launch 
  • an explanation of the market opportunity and financial results  
  • an encouraging and innovative business culture;
  • an ambition to improve your business performance;  

then this award is for you.

The finalist interviews will take place on Tuesday 16th April.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED
APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Lanarkshire’s Best Food and Drink Provider

Sponsored by Clyde Gateway

This award is open to all Lanarkshire based businesses that manufacture or produce food and drink products.  (Restaurants are encouraged to apply for other categories such as the Best New Product or Service Award or Customer Service Award or best business categories.)  

If your business can evidence:  

  • high quality food and drink products; 
  • a contribution to local food and drink sector; 
  • an explanation of the market opportunity and financial results; and  
  • an ambition to improve your business products and performance;  

then this award is for you.

The finalist interviews will take place on Wednesday 17th April.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Lanarkshire’s Best Food and Drink Provider

Sponsored by Clyde Gateway

This award is open to all Lanarkshire based businesses that manufacture or produce food and drink products.  (Restaurants are encouraged to apply for other categories such as the Best New Product or Service Award or Customer Service Award or best business categories.) 

If your business can evidence:  

  • high quality food and drink products; 
  • a contribution to local food and drink sector; 
  • an explanation of the market opportunity and financial results; and  
  • an ambition to improve your business products and performance;  

then this award is for you.

The finalist interviews will take place on Wednesday 17th April.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Lanarkshire Community Impact Award

Sponsored by CMS Windows

This award is open to all Lanarkshire based businesses, including social enterprises, from all sectors. Making a positive impact on the local community may or may not be the business’ main purpose. 

If your business can evidence:  

  • how your business has enhanced opportunities for local people living in Lanarkshire where your business operates; 
  • initiatives to help local people such as staff volunteering, on-site childcare provision, community access to facilities, green campaigns  etc; 
  • the impact of your initatives on local people; 
  • a plan for continued success;and 
  • an ambition to improve your community impact;  

then this award is for you.

The finalist interviews will take place on Wednesday 24th April.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED
APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Lanarkshire Employer of the Year

Sponsored by North Lanarkshire’s Working and South Lanarkshire Works 4 U

This award is open to all Lanarkshire businesses viewed as a first class employer by their staff. 

If your business can show commitment to some or all of the following:   

  • commitment to the continual learning and development of your staff; 
  • how you engage with long term unemployed; 
  • equal opportunities for all; and 
  • flexible working policies. 

then this award is for you.  

The finalist interviews will take place on Thursday 18th April.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Lanarkshire Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by Developing Young Workforce

This award is open to all Lanarkshire businesses to nominate an outstanding Apprentice that the business is currently training or has been employed and recently completed their Apprenticeship within the last year.   

An apprentice is defined as a member of your staff who is training while they earn, and is working towards a nationally recognised qualification.   

If your business can nominate an outstanding apprentice who demonstrates some or all of the following: 

  • dedication and high level of skills;  
  • commitment to personal development; 
  • significant contribution to the business and / or sector; and 
  • has gone above or beyond the role 

then this award is for you and your Apprentice.

The finalist interviews will take place on Wednesday 24th April.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED
APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Lanarkshire Employer of the Year

Sponsored by North Lanarkshire’s Working and South Lanarkshire Works 4 U

This award is open to all Lanarkshire businesses viewed as a first class employer by their staff. 

If your business can show commitment to some or all of the following:   

  • commitment to the continual learning and development of your staff; 
  • how you engage with long term unemployed; 
  • equal opportunities for all; and 
  • flexible working policies. 

then this award is for you.  

The finalist interviews will take place on Thursday 18th April.

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED