Courier Business Awards – FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


What are The Courier Business Awards and what do they aim to do?

The awards were set up to find and celebrate the best in the world of commerce in East Central Scotland. They serve to identify and reward entrepreneurs and innovators and recognise the region’s finest products and produce.

Entries are invited in fourteen categories and all submissions will be considered for the Business of the Year Award.


What are the benefits of entering?

Entering The Courier Business Awards provides an opportunity to review key areas of success, and what contributed to it. Putting your business forward to The Courier Business Awards gives you the chance to be benchmarked against peers and competitors whilst raising your profile in the local area.


Who can enter/eligibility?

The awards are open to any business of any size which is headquartered or has significant business and employment interests in the Angus, Dundee, Fife and Perthshire areas.


How to enter?

Browse the categories and the corresponding criteria to determine which is/are the most relevant to your business. The entry form can be completed online or provided as a word document and returned to Sharon Methven at when completed.


What supporting material is accepted?

Any relevant marketing support material which you feel would add weight to your entry can be emailed directly to Sharon Methven at


What are the criteria?

The criteria for each category is outlined on the category section of the website. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Methven direct.


Entering multiple categories?

Companies can enter as many categories as desired and a separate entry form must be completed for each category along with any supporting evidence.


Is there an entry fee?

There is no cost for entering The Courier Business Awards.


What is the closing date?

The entry period will close on Sunday, July 23, 2023 at 5pm.


What is the judging process?

All entries will be judged on the criteria outlined in the category section. The panel will meet to decide on a shortlist and subsequent winner for each category. All shortlisted companies will be visited by representatives of The Courier and Henderson Loggie.


When will the shortlist be revealed?

The shortlist will be announced in paper and online mid-late August. If you have been shortlisted, you will be contacted by a member of the DC Thomson Events Team prior to this. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday October 28, 2023.


When and where is the awards ceremony?

The Courier Business Awards 2022 ceremony and dinner will be held at Apex Dundee on Saturday October 28, 2023.


How can I attend the awards ceremony?

Please contact Sharon Methven on to purchase tickets or buy tickets online.


For further information please see our terms and conditions.