The Stirling Business Excellence Awards: Celebrating Stirling’s Finest Businesses

STEP is delighted to be collaborating with The Scotsman to introduce the prestigious Stirling Business Excellence Awards. These awards are designed to recognise and honour excellence in Stirling and its surrounding regions.

David Miller, Managing Director of STEP, shared, “Since the inception of our initial Stirling Business Awards in 1986, we’ve consistently celebrated the achievements of businesses in Stirlingshire. In our 40th anniversary year, we are delighted to be collaborating on a remarkable event that surpasses all its predecessors – the Stirling Business Excellence Awards, in partnership with The Scotsman. This event promises to bring a fresh perspective to recognising the successes of local businesses, unlike any other in the region. It offers winners and finalists a unique opportunity to showcase their achievements to a nationwide audience.”

The Scotsman, in collaboration with STEP, is now inviting entries for the Stirling Business Excellence Awards, generously supported by Invest in Stirling as the principal sponsor. The awards encompass 14 distinctive categories, including coveted titles such as SME of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement. The submission deadline is set for January 20, 2024.

The grand awards ceremony and an elegant black-tie dinner will take place at The Stirling Court Hotel on February 22, offering an exclusive networking opportunity for businesses seeking to establish connections and extend their support to the thriving business community in Stirling. The Scotsman will also feature dedicated supplements to showcase these prestigious awards.

For organisations keen on participating as sponsors, there are still available opportunities to sponsor specific categories. Among the esteemed sponsors and partners are Invest in Stirling, the University of Stirling, Graham & Sibbald, and Techscaler.

Jim Killough, Commercial Director of The Scotsman, remarked, “Our new awards, in collaboration with STEP, acknowledge the pivotal role that businesses in the Stirling region play in driving economic success in the area.”

Councillor Chris Kane, Leader of Stirling Council, expressed, “The Stirling Business Excellence Awards, presented in association with STEP, provide an excellent platform to highlight our standing as a hub of business and innovation excellence. It’s an exciting era for our city, with the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal unlocking private investment opportunities exceeding £640 million in the region.

Stirling exudes vibrancy, innovation, and forward-thinking. Collaborative efforts between the public, private, and third sectors contribute to the growth and prosperity of our economy, businesses, and communities. Our people are at the core of our inclusive economic growth aspirations, and we eagerly anticipate celebrating the accomplishments of our local business community at this inaugural event.”

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