Award Categories & Criteria

Best New Product

Sponsored by Murgitroyd

This award is for a new product designed and/or manufactured in Scotland and put on the market between January and December 2018 which has the potential to drive significant new sales.


Engineering Company of the Year

This award is for a Scottish based engineering company involved in manufacturing which demonstrated its ability to innovate and make an impact in the market it operates in 2018


Exporter of the Year

This award is for a Scottish based company that has demonstrated success in international trade in Scottish-made products in the calendar year.


Food and Drink Company of the Year

This award is for a Scottish based food and drink company which demonstrates it has made significant progress in 2018. The judges will be looking for examples of innovation in manufacturing processes, improving profitability as well as product development, marketing and sales performance.


Innovator of the Year

This award is for a Scottish based manufacturer which used innovation in the production process which had a measurable effect on the bottom line in 2018.


Inventor of the Year

This award is for a Scottish based inventor behind the product or process launched in 2018 that has substantial commercial potential.

Life Sciences Company of the Year

This award is for a Scottish based life sciences company which demonstrated its ability to innovate and make an impact in the market in 2018.


Manufacturer of the Year

Sponsored by the Advanced Forming Research Centre

This award is for the most outstanding manufacturer in Scotland which demonstrates innovation, a commitment to excellence, sales growth and increased profitability between January and December 2018.


Young Innovator of the Year

This award is for a person under the age of 25 (at the point of entry 3rd March 2018) who has developed an innovative product or process in 2018.


Made in Scotland Award

Sponsored by the Advanced Forming Research Centre

All the previous category winners are eligible for this award which recognises the most outstanding entry for the awards.


Remade in Scotland

Sponsored by Scottish Institute for Remanufacture

This award is for Scottish companies of any size and in any sector which demonstrate innovation within the design and/or manufacturing process which contribute to extending product lifecycles and diverting waste from landfill through reuse. The judges will be looking for examples of products or processes that demonstrate an economic, environmental or cultural impact in Scotland. Any process or product whereby an item is reused, remanufactured or refurbished to extend its lifecycle is eligible to apply.