Scottish Rural Awards 2020

Award Criteria

The Best Rural Business Start-Up Award seeks to identify innovation, application and inspiration from all new businesses which have been trading for less than 24 months prior to 4th November 2019.

The Heb Shuttle was the winner of the Business Start-Up Awards in 2019.

Who can enter?

This award category is open to all new businesses who have been trading in their current incorporation for less than two years. Although primarily aimed at businesses in their early stages, consideration in this category will also be given to existing businesses which have been recently restructured and relaunched with a clear change of use within the past 24 months.

Most businesses nominate themselves but you can also nominate as a friend, family member or happy customer. Click on one of the purple buttons to begin.

What the judges are looking for:

Does the nominated business fill a gap in the local market?

Has the nominee outlined evidence of strategic development?

How has the nominee overcome difficulties in starting up their business?