The Icon Awards are growing! Thanks to huge public support our first year was just short of astounding and we’re now looking to extend our reach and reward those businesses and individuals striving for inclusiveness and championing diversity in all its forms across Scotland.
By rewarding the very best we are endeavouring to encourage greater diversity and acceptance throughout the nation.
To accurately award those who have benefited the Scottish public we turn to the public themselves for nominations and recommendations. Voting will be open to the general public for 12 weeks (June to August) and we have a whole host of exciting categories including “Businessperson of the Year” and “Employer of the Year”.
Each category will be whittled down to reveal our worthy finalists, and a highly respected committee from all walks of life will work tirelessly to ensure only the most progressive initiatives from across Scotland are rewarded.
Following the announcement of shortlisted names, all finalists will be asked to submit a mission statement to our committee outlining all current initiatives and practices that actively support and promote diversity. A selection of categories will also be visited by our panel of judges, with their feedback directed back to the committee for assessment alongside statements. Committee decisions will be final and kept a closely guarded secret until the grand Gala Final!
Last year’s Gala Final welcomed some of Scotland’s biggest names in LGBT+ rights, as well as international guests and supporters. This year aims to be just as memorable; it will be a night of celebration, promoting truly inclusive businesses and effective, positive influences across Scotland.
We hope the ceremony will help reinforce friendships and build long standing relationships to the benefit of all.
The 2016 Icon Awards will be spearheaded by a team of dedicated, individuals.
We celebrated some of Scotland’s most inspirational people, groups & companies last year.
For everyone who joined us on October 23rd 2016 for what was a truly unforgettable evening, thank you very much!
Our show-stopping evening included a sparkling drinks reception at the enviable 5-star venue. Guests enjoyed a sumptuous three-course meal including wine, entertainment from some incredible local and international talent and, of course, the crowning of all our winners.
We’ve not yet announced the gala event for 2017, but for all interested parties please contact the team on [email protected] or call 0141 774 5272 and we’d be happy to share our plans.
Thank you for all the incredible nominations from 2016. Voting for 2017 will open soon.