Businesses in Scotland of all sizes and sectors are urged to enter the accredited environmental awards scheme VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards.

The VIBES Awards recognise businesses which have shown commitment, action and achievement in their aims to improve their environmental performance, enhance the competitiveness of their business and support wider goals of sustainable development.

The 2018 categories are:

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

Entering for VIBES is free and simple. Businesses are offered support throughout the process to ensure things run smoothly. The application process for VIBES 2018 will close on 27 April 2018.

VIBES are holding nine free information events all across Scotland so you can learn all about good environmental practices, support available and their application process. Hear from other businesses who will give a personal insight into their experience and the innovative work that won them recognition.

Meet them at one of their free launch events:

  • 22nd March 8-10:30 am – Fife At DoubleTree by Hilton – Queensferry Crossing (St Margarets Head, North Queensferry, KY11 1HP)
  • 22nd March – 4-6pm – Glasgow At ScottishPower (320 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5AD)
  • 26th March – 3-5pm – Glasgow School of Art – focus on textiles industry (The Reid Building, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RQ)
  • 9th April – 2-4pm – Fort William at Blas Restaurant (147 High St, Fort William, PH33 6EA)
  • 10th April – 4 to 6pm – Inverness At Highlands and Islands Enterprise (An Lòchran, Inverness Campus, Inverness IV2 5NB)
  • 11th April – 3-5pm – Aberdeen At EC-OG (Davidson House, Aberdeen Innovation Park, Balgownie Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen AB22 8GT)
  • 16th April – 3 to 5pm – Duns (Scottish Borders) At Greenvale AP(Craigswalls, Duns TD11 3PZ)
  • 18th April – 4-6pm – Perth At Glaze and Save (Unit 9 Mercian Buildings Shore Road, Perth PH2 8BD)

To book your place contact or register through Eventbrite.