Highlands and Islands Annual Dinner and Business Excellence Awards 2019

Awards Dinner: Friday 6 September 2019 – The Drumossie Hotel,  Inverness


SCDI’s 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. This year’s celebratory business Awards Dinner takes place on Friday 6 September 2019 in Inverness.

SCDI Highlands & Islands Business Excellence Awards categories are as follows:

Crown Estate Scotland Award for Excellence in a Marine Business

The company working in the Highlands & Islands, which best demonstrates successful working in the region’s marine environment – supported by evidence of business performance, environmental care and sustainability and including local community involvement.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise Award for Excellence in Research & Innovation

The organisation working in the Highlands & Islands, which best demonstrates the application of Research and/or Innovation to improve their competitiveness – including evidence of significant productivity increases, enhanced business processes and how this has affected future plans for the organisation.

Scottish Environment Protection Agency Award for Excellence in Environmental Sustainability

The business or organisation, working in the Highlands & Islands, which best demonstrates its commitment and overall approach to improving its environmental performance and resource efficiency – including innovative solutions which minimise environmental impact, sharing good practice and effectively working with third parties, in ways which go beyond regulatory compliance and also increase profits and/or efficiency.

SCDI Award for Excellence in People Development

The organisation, working in the Highlands & Islands, which best demonstrates its commitment to developing the skills of its employees. This will involve leadership and a company-wide ethos of investment in people which shows a high priority to excellence of service, health & safety, sustainability and the communities in which its works.

SCDI Highlands & Islands Chair’s Award for Outstanding Business Achievement

Presented to the company based in the Highlands & Islands, which best demonstrates having made a significant positive contribution to the regional economy.

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Chair's Award

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Marine Business

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Research & Innovation

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People Development

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Environmental Sustainability

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