Key Dates

Applications Open

13th March

Applications Open

The VIBES 2018 application process will commence on the 13th March.

To coincide with entries opening, there will be several launch events held across the country.

Businesses will have until 27th April to get their entries complete and submitted to vibes@sepa.org.uk

Applications Close

27th April

Applications Close

Applications must be submitted by 5pm on this date. The deadline will not be extended and late entries will not be accepted.

First Judging Panel Meeting

8th May

First Judging Panel Meeting

All the applications will be collated and sent to the VIBES judging subgroup. Individual entries will be discussed by our panel of experts. A shortlist of business will be identified and these businesses will be invited to provide further information.

Additional Information Deadline

1st June

Additional Information Deadline

Businesses will have until 1st June to get their additional information submitted to vibes@sepa.org.uk

Second Judging Panel Meeting

19th – 20th June

Second Judging Panel Meeting

All additional information will be collated and sent to the VIBES judging subgroup. Individual entries will be discussed by our panel of experts. They will come to the decision over which businesses will go forward to the next round of the application process.

Judging Site Visits

July - August

Judging Site Visits

Three experienced judges, selected by the judging subgroup, will visit each of the entries who made it through the second round of the application process. Applicants will have the opportunity to demonstrate first-hand what they've done to deserve recognition from VIBES. Judges will feedback to the panel with their findings.

Final Panel Judges Meeting

September

Final Panel Judges Meeting

The final selection of applicants will be made by a panel consisting of:

Bob Downes (SEPA Chairman)
Lady Susan Rice (Chair of Scottish Water)
Lorne Crerar (Highlands and Islands Enterprise Chairman)

Final judging will be based on the application and additional information gathered at site visits.

VIBES Award Ceremony

14th November

VIBES Award Ceremony

The prestigious VIBES Award Ceremony will be taking place in Glasgow this year. Awards will be presented by individual sponsors and lunch will be served. Not an event to be missed!

Our Sponsors & Partners

2020 Scotland's Climate Group
Anglian Water Business
Energy Saving Trust
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Edinburgh centre for carbon innovation
Pernod Ricard
Scottish Enterprise
Farne Salmon
Scottish Water
ScottishPower
SEPA
The Scottish Government
The University of Stirling, Management School
Zero Waste Scotland
Edinburgh Trams
Netregs

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