Frequently asked questions

All categories with the exception of the Green Team award are open to any* Scottish based business or social enterprise that contribute to the sustainable development of Scotland.

The Green Team Award is open to all public and private sector organisations including charities.

* Current partners and sponsors of the VIBES Awards are not eligible to enter.

There are nine categories:

  • Innovation
  • Management (250+ employees and <250 employees)
  • Environmental Product or Service
  • Hydro Nation Water Innovation
  • Sustainable and Active Travel
  • Circular Economy
  • Green Team
  • Best Micro Business

There is also a special commendation for adaptation to climate change as part of all categories.

You can apply for more than one category. Have a look at our decision tree to find out which category is best suited for your business.