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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).