The 2019 Highland Business Awards, part of the seventh Highland Business Week, will recognise and celebrate the achievements of businesses and individuals throughout the region. 

With twelve diverse categories on offer, organisations of all sizes and across all sectors in the Highlands, Islands and Moray are encouraged to put themselves forward and help to recognise the efforts that play an integral role in sustaining a successful business environment in this region.

Entries and nominations should be completed online using the links below by Friday 9th August.

The twelve award categories are:

Outstanding Performing Small Business - enter online here
An organisation that demonstrates best practice in all aspects of business while delivering on strategic objectives
Sponsored by Business Gateway

Outstanding Performing Business (25+ Employees) - enter online here
A business that demonstrates best practice across the board along with a strong performance record

Most Promising New Business - enter online here
A new business established within the past three years with a strong business vision

Best Family Business - enter online here
A family owned business that has successfully blended strong business acumen and family engagement
Sponsored by Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie

Best Social Enterprise - enter online here
A social enterprise with a clearly evidenced social, community and environmental impact
Sponsored by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Developing the Young Workforce - enter online here
An employer who can best demonstrate a significant commitment to the development and growth of opportunities for young people
Sponsored by DYW Inverness & Central Highland and DYW North Highland

Young Apprentice of the Year - nominate online here
A young person undertaking an apprenticeship who has shown dedication, commitment and outstanding contribution to their business
Sponsored by Albyn Group

Exporter of the Year - enter online here
A business that demonstrates outstanding achievement in international trade, resulting in substantial growth and commercial success

Best Newcomer to Exporting - enter online here
A business new to exporting in the past 12 months that can demonstrate an innovative, practical and results driven strategy to the development of their international trade activities

Inverness & Ross-shire Business of the Year - enter online here
An Inverness or Ross-shire based business which best demonstrates having made a significant positive contribution to the regional economy
Sponsored by teclan Digital Marketing

Caithness & Sutherland Business of the Year - enter online here
A Caithness or Sutherland based business which best demonstrates having made a significant positive contribution to the regional economy
Sponsored by Caithness Chamber of Commerce

Business Leader of the Year -  nominate online here
An individual who has dedicated their time and energy to making a difference to the Highland business economy

Plus one business - selected from the category winners - will also be announced overall Highland Business of the Year.

Lunch & Awards Ceremony
The Award winners will be announced at the Highland Business Awards Lunch which is being held at the Drumossie Hotel, Inverness on Friday 27 September at 12.00 noon for 12.15pm to 4.00pm. Tickets cost £65.00 + VAT per person, and may be booked individually or for tables of 10. Price includes welcome drink and three course lunch with tea/coffee.

Please book online here for the lunch and awards ceremony.