Scottish Enterprise Awards 2022

2 | Scottish Enterprise Awards 2022 About the Scottish Enterprise Awards 2022 SME News is proud to host the Scottish Enterprise Awards 2022 once again for its fifth instalment. This awards programme aims to reward a vastly diverse range of hardworking firms based within Scotland! Businesses across Scotland are showing strong signs of recovery from the widespread disruption made prevalent by the inconsistent, stop-start lockdowns caused by COVID. Whilst the cost of living and inflation is expected to keep increasing throughout 2022, the Scottish economy and GDP has shown sharp signs of recovery at the start of 2022 when compared with the rest of the UK. Business activity has been more resilient than in the UK, likely due to a later easing of lockdown restrictions. The latest Scottish forecasts for 2022/23 shows growth of 4% over 2022, which is comparable with the rest of the UK, and is thanks to the huge efforts of business owners and workers throughout the land. Scotland once again is a region abundant with successful and innovative businesses, which SME News aims to recognise, and spotlight the vastly diverse range of small and medium-sized businesses who continually demonstrate innovation and excellence in their chosen sector. Sif Brookes | Senior Editor