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New Campaign Kicks-Off Celebrating Scottish Entrepreneurship

Dominique Adams


entrepreneurs. Celebrating Scottish Entrepreneurship

STV and Entrepreneurial Scotland have paired up to launch a five-month-long campaign to celebrate entrepreneurship across Scotland. 

In the run-up to the 2018 Entrepreneurship Awards, STV is to feature a series of case studies which will shine a light on established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs from a range of backgrounds and sectors.

The purpose of the Summit – Celebrating Scottish Entrepreneurship campaign is to showcase inspirational stories, to explore the entrepreneurial mindset and highlight its value to Scotland’s economy and broader society. Supported by a host of sponsors and partners, the campaign is also fully aligned to the Scotland CAN DO movement and Scotland is Now.

Entrepreneurial Scotland Chief Executive, Sandy Kennedy, said: “Together, STV and Entrepreneurial Scotland, along with our other partners, sponsors and the broader entrepreneurial community, can showcase the benefits of adopting an entrepreneurial mindset to a much larger audience than ever before. This is another big step closer to creating the most entrepreneurial society in the world, right here in Scotland.”

Nominations Now Open

From today onwards, STV will screen a campaign seeking nominations for this year’s awards. Nominees are welcomed from every part of Scotland from all types of organisations and sectors. Innovators, visionaries and game-changers – no matter what stage they are at in their journey- are invited to participate.

The deadline for submissions is 16th of August 2018 and can be made online. The winners of the 2018 Summit Entrepreneurship Awards will be announced on the 22nd of November at The Summit Celebration Dinner at SWG3 in Glasgow.

STV Commercial Director, Peter Reilly, said: “Summit is an opportunity to connect entrepreneurs with the unrivalled reach STV has with consumers across Scotland. We want to help entrepreneurs increase awareness of their brilliant organisations to support their ongoing growth and scale-up, as well as inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs to take that next step and start-up.”

In recognition of the increasing scope and diversity of entrepreneurship within Scotland, four new categories have been added to the awards. The additional categories include:

  • Intrapreneur of the Year, for individuals who demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset and ethos with a dramatic effect on the organisation which employs them, be they in the public or private sector.
  • Social Entrepreneur of the Year, recognising those who use their entrepreneurial talents and leadership to achieve a social purpose.
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year, for young people aged 12-18, starting out on their entrepreneurial journey.
  • Academic Entrepreneur of the Year, shining a light on those academics who have turned their discoveries or research into mainstream, impactful businesses.

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Dominique Adams

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