After a fantastic post-pandemic return to a live Fife Business Award Ceremony in May, where businesses of all shapes and sizes picked up winner trophies, the 2023 Fife Business Awards in association with Blackadders and Henderson Loggie, has recently launched, with the organisers urging all Fife’s businesses to seize the opportunity to inspire and engage their staff and get well-deserved publicity and recognition for their achievements.  

The Fife Business Awards have always reflected the practices that drive business success and 2023 will be no different. 13 awards are up for grabs this year. There is the newly added Sole Trader and Family Business Award categories and the Community Award will incorporate school partnerships, which was previously a stand-alone category.

The Small and Medium Business category has been split into two separate awards to ensure businesses are only competing against others of a similar scale. The Transformation Award replaces Creativity and Innovation and Digital Transformation and is open to any organisation that can demonstrate that a change project that has been implemented in Fife within the last two years, has had a significant and measurable positive impact. Marketing, Young Business, Health and Wellbeing and Sustainability are all carried over from the last awards.

The awards are still free to enter, and to make it as easy as possible to get involved, the application process has been simplified. There will be plenty of virtual In the Know Workshops to give those thinking about entering the opportunity to gain valuable advice and ask any questions about the process. In addition, the quick and easy process of nominating a business will continue. Anyone can nominate a business that they believe should have the chance to be recognised, but that may not have applied themselves. All businesses that receive nominations are contacted and encouraged to enter the awards themselves.

We are absolutely blown away by the response we have had from the sponsors who are being showcased in this feature. Their desire to be part of something so positive and upbeat is something we believe will be matched by the rest of Fife’s businesses, social enterprises and charities. We are so grateful to our sponsors for backing us again and making it possible for us to celebrate the rich seam of business talent we have in Fife, bigger and better than we have ever done before.

Blackadders

Winners of the Fife Business Awards in 2022

“Blackadders are delighted to once again be co-sponsor of the Fife Business Awards. These awards are an excellent opportunity to showcase and give recognition to the standout individuals, businesses, organisations and charities who make a great contribution to the Kingdom of Fife and beyond. We look forward to meeting all the nominees and celebrating their successes.”

Nicola Burns, Director of Marketing

Henderson Loggie 

Winners of the Fife Business Awards in 2022

“The Fife Business Awards showcase the very best of the world of business in Fife. We are delighted to be headline co-sponsors again for 2023 and encourage all businesses in Fife who have a success story to share to enter the awards. We look forward to reading all the entries and meeting all the businesses who make the shortlist. The awards are a fantastic way to celebrate all that is great about business in Fife.”

David Smith, Managing Partner at Henderson Loggie

Condies

“We are delighted that we can sponsor the winner’s room again for 2023. It was fantastic to hear the stories of success and we are excited to bring businesses back to the winner’s room."

Pauline Hogg, Managing Director of Condies

Closing date: midnight 1st November (In no circumstances, will entries received after this date, be accepted)

For more information and to apply, visit www.fifebusinessawards.com

Dates for your diary:

  • In the Know Workshops 1. Wednesday 17th, 3pm to 3.45pm 2. Thursday 25th August 9.30am to 10.15am 3. Tuesday 30th, 4.15pm to 5pm
  • September and October In the Know Workshop dates will be announced on Fife Chamber social media
  • Midnight, Tuesday 1st November: Entries close (Under no circumstances will an extension to the deadline be given.)
  • Thursday 24th November: Finalists announced in the Press partner
  • Weeks of 16th, 23rd and 30th January: Behind the Scenes Visits
  • Weeks of 20th and 27th February: Judgement Days where the finalists meet the judging panel
  • Thursday 23rd March: Finalists Reception
  • Friday 19th May: Awards Ceremony
  • Date to be confirmed for the 2023 Fife Business Celebration Lunch

Virtual ‘In the Know Workshop’ information:

"In the Know" Workshops were created to give anyone thinking about entering the awards, practical tips on how to complete an application and how to make it stand out. The Workshops - which are again being hosted online - are relaxed, informal, and informative, and useful for both those who have entered the awards previously and for those who have never entered before. Workshops will be held during August, September and October. Anyone interested in attending should register in advance by emailing events@fifechamber.co.uk  

Back by demand:              

The winners VIP experience in the form of the Winners Press Room, will return for 2023 with hosts Condies Accountant and Advisors. Condies Managing Director Pauline Hogg said “We are delighted that we can sponsor the winner’s room again for 2023. It was fantastic to hear the stories of success and we are excited to bring businesses back to the winner’s room.”

Winners of the Fife Business Awards in 2022