Still not sure why it's in your interest to enter the 2022 FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards - or how best to go about it, what judges look for...and how to promote your success if you are shortlisted or win? Join us to hear some top tips from the experts.

Event details

Are you proud of your business and all that it represents? If so, have you ever entered a business awards competition?

If you haven’t and you would like to know more about how to go about it, or if you have entered but you were disappointed at the result, then this short webinar is for you.

It will seek to answer some important questions:

  1. Why should I enter business awards competitions? My time is short, so what’s in it for me?
  2. How do I go about entering? What preparation is required?
  3. What will judges look for when they are scoring my entry?
  4. If I win – or I’m a finalist – how do I make the most of my success?


Laurence Young, Woodlands Glencoe, Ballachulish

  • Winner of the 2020 FSB UK Small Business of the Year Award plus the FSB UK Product & Innovation Award
  • Chairman of the Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards
  • Former owner of four West Highland hotels
  • Former Principal of West Highland College, University of the Highlands & Islands

Debi MacKenzie, Cruise Loch Ness, Fort Augustus  

  • Winner of the 2019 FSB UK Small Biz of the Year Award - and UK Family Business of the Year Award
  •  Also, winner of: 2018 Highlands & Islands Tourism Award; 2018/19 Scottish Tourism Thistle Award (Best Visitor Attraction); 2018 Family Business Award (Scotland); 2018 Highland Business Women’s Award – and more besides!
  • More recently a judge for the 2020 FSB UK Awards Final

Ann Johnson, Blaze Manufacturing Solutions, Laurencekirk

  • Winner of the FSB Scotland Family Business of the Year Award 2018
  • Winner of many other business awards, including: Offshore Achievement Awards 2019 ‘Great Company’ (SME); Offshore Achievement Awards 2019 ‘Above and Beyond’; CEED Awards ‘Internationalisation Award 2018’
  • Named by the London Stock Exchange as one of the top 1,000 companies to inspire Britain in 2017
  • Joint President of the Association of Scottish Businesswomen

Event contact

For general enquiries regarding the event please email to [email protected] or telephone 01413 437 302