Each Elevator Awards Category has criteria for applicants to follow as noted below. Click on each below to learn more.
Most Promising New Business
Most Promising New Businesssponsored by Business Gateway:Year 1 of a new enterprise is about setting down roots, building relationships and reputation and gaining a foothold in a market. This award will be presented to an early stage start-up business, less than 12 months old (as at 10/3/2017).Please use this application to demonstrate how this business has had an outstanding ﬁrst year of development and performance.Part 1 – Business Trading Start Date: (DD/MM/YYY)This will be the date the business first invoiced work or sold its first product. Part 2 - Demonstrate how this business has laid the foundation for a prosperous future.
Business Success Under 3 Years
Business Success Under 3 YearsSponsored by Scottish Enterprise:This award is for businesses that have been trading for less than 3 years (as at 10/3/2017) that can demonstrate outstanding performance in growth and development. Part 1.
Business Success Over 3 Years
Business Success Over 3 Years Sponsored by RBS:This award is for businesses that have been trading for more than 3 years (as at 10/3/2017) and can demonstrate outstanding performance in growth and development.Part 1.
The Innovation Award
The Innovation Awardsponsored by MurgitroydElevator, as an organisation, believe that innovation is at the heart of a successful business.
Employer of the Year
Employer of the Year Award Having a committed team who are happy and dedicated to their task is key to business success.This award will be presented to the business that can best demonstrate corporate success achieved through well-adopted company values that stimulate, develop and support and employees.Application entries are invited from employers, appreciative employees, or external influences who recognise this business as an ‘employer of choice’.Please provide a narrative description as to why the applicant business should win the award of "The Employer of the Year"Please note: Applications can be made by either the employer or by the employees or nominated by an external party.Part 1.
Spirit of Enterprise
The ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ AwardSponsored by The Prince's Trust:Starting a business in any circumstances is not easy but for some, getting to the start line and keeping a business going is an enormous undertaking.This award gives special recognition to an individual, group or organisation that have had to overcome signiﬁcant personal, economical, physical or business challenges to establishing their business.These individuals embody the ‘spirit of enterprise’ and this award recognises exceptional resilience despite the challenges faced.Part 1.
Enterprising Communities Award
The Alick Buchanan-Smith Enterprising Communities AwardSponsored by Aberdeenshire Council This award identiﬁes and recognises organisations in Aberdeen City and Shire which operate with the community at the forefront. These businesses may be fully commercial businesses or social enterprises and charities, the important thing is that they can demonstrate that they are rooted in their community and go the extra mile to bring genuine value to their locality through engagement and support.The ‘Alick Buchanan-Smith Enterprising Communities’ Award, is awarded in memory of the late Alick Buchanan-Smith; former MP for Kinkardine & Deeside.
Entrepreneurial Supporter of the Year
Entrepreneurial Supporter of The YearSponsored by FSB:Elevator believes that underpinning any vibrant business community is an army of professionals and volunteers who support the development of entrepreneurs.
Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year
Emerging Entrepreneur of the YearSponsored by the University of Aberdeen:The Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year award recognises an outstanding individual, under the age of 35 (as at 10/3/2017).