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Why entering awards can be rewarding business in the Highlands

By Gavin Musgrove

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Debi and Ronald Mackenzie, winners of the FSB 's UK small business of the year award.
Debi and Ronald Mackenzie, winners of the FSB 's UK small business of the year award.

FSB Highlands and Islands has organised a UK-wide webinar that will focus on the importance of participating in business awards.

‘How To Be An Award-winning Business - And Why It Matters' will take place next Wednesday at 2pm.

It’s free and open to everyone in business – Federation of Small Businesses members and non-members alike.

The FSB’s own UK-wide Celebrating Small Business Awards are now open for entries and, as in previous years, the FSB is hoping for a great turnout from the Highlands and Islands.

FSB Highlands and Islands development manager David Richardson said: “Business awards really do matter, benefitting both businesses and the area’s that produce them, and the Highlands and Islands has a great story to tell when it comes to our own FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards.

"Not only does the Highlands, Islands and Moray produce over 40 per cent of the winners in the Scottish heat, despite having only 15 per cent of Scotland’s businesses, but with only 0.4 per cent of the UK’s business population, the Highlands has twice in succession produced the overall FSB UK Small Business of the Year – Cruise Loch Ness and Woodlands Glencoe.

"We would love to do even better in 2022 – and another winner from Badenoch and Strathspey would be fantastic!"

The webinar will seek to cover four key questions:

Why should I enter business awards competitions?

How do I go about entering?

What will judges look for when they are scoring my entry?

If I win - or I'm a finalist - how do I make the most of my success?

Full details and registration are available here

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