Award Application

"Family Business" Award

Please read the guidance notes below before answering the questions in the application form.

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Guidance Notes for Completing Your Application

Read the eligibility criteria carefully to make sure that you can apply for a category. You will find this on the online application form.

Read all the questions carefully.

There are no word limits on the questions, so you can write as much or as little as you want. But keep your submission concise and only include relevant information that directly supports your entry.

It is not a grammar test – don’t worry about how good your writing skills are – just concentrate on getting your points across.

Use bullet points if that makes it easier for you.

Try not to use jargon – the judges may not know what it means.

Use examples to demonstrate your claims. The use of relevant statistics can also help to highlight your achievements.

The judges are looking for evidence of your passion and enthusiasm, as well as your financial or operational or technical achievements.

Get someone else to read the application before you submit it to make sure you haven’t missed any relevant points.

Don't leave it to the last minute to start your application.

Don’t assume that you cannot win because other companies will have a stronger application than you. Trust yourself, be confident and apply.

You have nothing to lose.


This Award is open to any family business based in Fife that can show it is making a real impact in its industry.

Tell us about your company

Tell us why you should win

Your online application should show multi-generational family involvement in the firm, with family members in senior roles and involved in strategic decision making. You will demonstrate that family values and family members have previously, and continue to, guide the development of the company. You will explain your plans for the business and how current and future generations of the family will potentially be involved. You will demonstrate the operational and financial success of the company, how you have achieved these successes and how you plan to sustain positive performance through current and future generations.

If you are not confident you can demonstrate sufficient involvement (past, present and future) of family members, you can enter for another Award instead. There are separate Large Business, Medium Business and Small Business categories.

With that in mind, tell us why you should win the Family Business Award.

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