Key Dates

Applications Open

21st April

Applications Open

The VIBES 2016 application process will commence on the 21st April.

To coincide with entries opening, there will be several launch events held across the country Glasgow, Fife, Edinburgh,  Inverness, Aberdeen and the Scottish Borders.

Businesses will have until 30th June to get their entries complete and submitted to vibes@sepa.org.uk

Applications Close

30th June

Applications Close

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

First Judging Panel Meeting

12th – 13th July

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. They will come to the decision over which businesses will go forward to the next round of the application process.

Judging Site Visits

22nd August - 23rd September

Judging Site Visits

Three experienced judges, selected by the judging subgroup, will visit each of the entries who made it through the first 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

19th October

Final Panel Judges Meeting

The final selection of applicants will be made by a panel consiting 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

8th November

VIBES Award Ceremony

The prestigious VIBES Award Ceremony will be taking place in Glasgow this year. All applicants will be invited. 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
Keep Scotland Beautiful
Pernod Ricard
Scottish Enterprise
NetRegs
Scottish Water
ScottishPower
SEPA
The Scottish Government
The University of Stirling, Management School
Zero Waste Scotland

Latest News

Sneak peek at our Celebration Event

On 2nd February we celebrated our 2016 winners. Have a look at why they won.

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Toasting the success of our 2016 winners

A big part of the VIBES Awards is about sharing best practice and inspiring others and last night’s Celebration Event highlighted this perfectly.

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