The Scottish Council for Development & Industry (SCDI) is an independent and inclusive economic development network which seeks to influence and inspire Government and key stakeholders with our ambitious vision to create sustainable economic growth for Scotland. SCDI's diverse and influential membership forms a gathering of knowledge, experience and talent which provides a dynamic and creative force for change.

2015 H&I AWARDS - SCDI Categories Recognise Business Excellence - OPEN FOR ENTRY UNTIL FRIDAY 31 JULY!

Awards Dinner: Friday 11 September 2015 - The Drumossie Hotel, Inverness

The SCDI Annual Highlands & Islands Dinner & Business Excellence Awards is the highlight of the Highland business calendar and is always a sell-out, with 350 guests drawn from the Highland business and economic community and across Scotland. More specifically, SCDI's Highlands & Islands Annual Dinner & Business Excellence Awards celebrates excellence and is the premier event for showcasing the cream of the region's businesses. The evening's host is broadcaster Cathy MacDonald.

We are delighted that the keynote address at our 2015 Awards Dinner in September will be given by Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Constitution & Economy and Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP.

Mr Swinney said: "The annual SCDI Highlands & Islands Dinner & Business Excellence Awards is one of the top events in the area's business calendar and acts as an excellent showcase for thriving local businesses. I am pleased to be able to give the keynote address and am looking forward to meeting with friends and colleagues across the region during this important occasion. The Scottish Government shares SCDI's vision of a nation that is ambitious, enterprising and measures success in its ability to maximise its natural assets, potential and people. We have built upon the same themes in Scotland's economic strategy. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate SCDI on its work, both across the Highlands & Islands and nationally, to foster an inclusive and connected economy that is underpinned by sustained investment in our physical and digital infrastructure."

Our Awards after-Dinner entertainent will come from well-known TV, radio and live-show stand-up
Ed Byrne - an alumni of the University of Strathclyde, who then founded a small comedy club in Glasgow and has since gone on to sell-out many runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, as well as making numerous festival, radio & TV appearances globally.

Details regarding our H&I Business Excellence Awards 2015 categories now open for entry (until 31 July 2015) and how to apply for these are available below.

Don't miss this year's event - submit your SCDI H&I Business Excellence Awards category entries now...! 

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