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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must be submitted by 5pm on this date. The deadline will not be extended and late entries will not be accepted.
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.
Businesses will have until 15th June to get their additional information submitted to email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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!