Entrants must demonstrate strong evidence of how their success has promoted Angus locally, nationally or internationally. Businesses must demonstrate quantifiable evidence of growth and success; specifically % increase in turnover, employee numbers and examples of innovation in either products, support structure or working practices.
Sponsored by: Piperdam Golf and Leisure Resort
Presented to the person or organisation that has been an outstanding ambassador for the county during 2008/09. Through their achievements and actions they epitomise the spirit and passion of Angus Ahead, raising awareness of the county's strengths and opportunities at home or abroad.
Sponsored by: Enterprise North East Trust
This award recognises companies of any size and across any sector that are truly innovative – either through technical development, service delivery, marketing or supply chain development. This innovation will promote a culture of entrepreneurship contributing to Angus economic growth.
Sponsored by: GlaxoSmithKline
This award celebrates the people, businesses or organisations that are inspiring, enabling and promoting achievement, confidence and pride in our communities. Through this award we recognise those working collectively to build stronger and more prosperous communities.
Sponsored by: Tayroots
Culture is a strength of the visitor experience of Angus. This award recognises people or organisations that foster a greater understanding of the county's distinct history, heritage and its contemporary culture.
Sponsored by: Angus Council
The international activities and achievement of our people or our businesses are showcased in this award, rewarding those who are creating global awareness of the county's strengths, skills and opportunities.
Sponsored by: Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee
This award celebrates excellence in tourism. It is open to groups or businesses – offering either a service or a product – that provides an outstanding, unique experience to its customers demonstrating a sense of distinctiveness and innovation.
Sponsored by: www.angus.ac.uk
This award recognises of the county's young people (aged 25yrs and under) who, through their achievement and ambition, have the potential to shape the future of Angus and by example are an inspiration to their peers.