Edinburgh Chamber Business Awards 2017

Our Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Business Awards are firmly recognised as a fantastic opportunity for the Edinburgh business community and allows members to gain recognition and celebrate success.

With over 450 guests at our 2016 Awards, we are excited to have now launched the 2017 awards – returning to the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa on Monday 27th of February.

Our 2017 Awards will be better than ever with 4 new categories being introduced, making a grand total of 13 potential opportunities to win an esteemed Edinburgh Chamber Award.

To be in with a chance of winning and celebrating your successes with us, please fill in and submit your  entry form here.  If you are making a submission for the Excellence in Health and Safety category, please ensure you use this submission form. 

2017 Business Awards Categories

Best Performing Business (1-10 staff)

Best Performing Business (11-50 staff)

Best Performing Business (51+ staff)

Best Performing Business awards shall go to businesses which have demonstrated a clearly defined strategy for developing and growing their business. The winners will show entrepreneurial characteristics, have a dynamic team and have shown innovative ways to nurture and develop their business throughout 2016.

Sustainable Development

Open to any size/sector, this award will go to a business that has made active improvements to their efficiency and sustainable practises.

Innovation in Business - Sponsored by Heehaw

This award will go to a business of any size/sector which has shown a high degree of creativity and dynamism in successfully developing innovative products.

Creative Marketing – Sponsored by Cameron Presentations

This award will be presented to a business with an innovative marketing campaign. The campaign will have been clearly expressed and articulated and will have effectively improved business performance.

International Trade – Sponsored by Forth Ports

Presented to a business of any size/sector which has successfully expanded their business into international markets. The expansion will have had a clearly defined strategy for growing and developing the business.

High Growth – Sponsored by Edinburgh Airport

Open to businesses that are profitable and growing fast. You will have a successful development plan in place to build on success and demonstrate high growth in your sector.

Young Leader of the Year - Sponsored by Turcan Connell 

Awarded to a Chamber member under the age of 35 who has demonstrated excellent career progression, leadership and management skills.

Director of the Year – Sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland

This award honours a company Director who has excelled in their business over the past 12 months. This person will be pioneering in their field, demonstrate excellent leadership skills and be inspirational to their colleagues.

Developing the Young Workforce – Sponsored by Developing the Young Workforce

This award will go to companies and organisations who are supporting young people into positive destinations, either by delivering programmes of support, offering work placements and vocational training to young people or engaging with schools and colleges to provide career guidance and insights for work readiness.


This award identifies a business with a diverse workforce who is an advocate for inclusion and equality in the workplace. You will serve to reassure and encourage individuals to excel in your business.

Lifetime Achievement

Awarded by the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce to a member who we feel, over his or her lifetime, has made a significant difference and contribution to business within the capital.

Excellence in Health and Safety – Sponsored by IOSH, Edinburgh Branch

In recognition of an organisation that has demonstrated its commitment to employee health, safety and wellbeing.

Outstanding Contribution to Development and Skills – Sponsored by the City of Edinburgh Council

This award will honour businesses who have made an exceptional contribution to employees skills development through training, HR support and excellent management.


Sponsoring the ECC Business Awards

Through sponsoring the ECC Business Awards you will benefit from gaining high profile exposure and marketing as well as additional benefits tailored to your chosen package.

We still have 6 remaining categories up for grabs to sponsor: Best Performing Business, Sustainable Development, Young Leader of the Year, Diversity, Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Contribution to Development and Skills.

There are also other sponsorship packages available, which are detailed in our  2017 Sponsorship Brochure. 


Contact Details

For more information on our sponsorship opportunities or any others Award queries, please see contact Roxy Nicol or Emma Reid at events@edinburghchamber.co.uk.


                             Highlights from our 2016 Business Awards


Benny Higgins, Chief Executive of Tesco Bank and our keynote speaker

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