A former Angus Ambassador will be using his expertise to help choose the winners of this year’s awards as the deadline approaches.
John Forster, of Forster Energy Solutions, won the Ambassador Award in 2009 and hopes to encourage potential entrants to enter.
He advised: “Year on year there are new projects, enterprises and people that achieve and inspire and it is always encouraging to review Angus’ talent.
“The judges are looking for projects and initiatives that stand out. The best tip if you want to become a finalist is to give the judges clear reasons why you should win and provide as much evidence as you can to support these reasons.”
He continued: “It’s really worthwhile entering for an award because as we found out, winning projects and organisations get great publicity.
“It doesn’t stop at the awards either as organisers are looking at ways that winners can benefit beyond the ceremony if they want to, through Provost visits, mentorship opportunities and speaker opportunities at industry and community events in Angus.”
The Angus Ambassador of the Year Award, sponsored by Forster Energy Solutions, will be decided by a newly formed champions group made up of Angus leaders and former Ambassador Award winners.
The other award categories include the Business Award sponsored by Enterprise North East Trust, the Community Award sponsored by Voluntary Action Angus, the International Award sponsored by Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort, the Tourism Award sponsored by Piperdam Golf and Leisure Resort and the Youth Award sponsored by Dundee and Angus College.
The deadline for application is September 17 and can be entered at www.angusahead.com/awards, all entries will also be entered into a prize draw to win a hamper full of Angus produce.
Take a look at www.angusahead.com/awards to find out more about past winners, and to find out why they won. You’ll also find award categories and judging criteria.
To keep updated on the awards visit www.angusahead.com/awards, follow on Twitter www.twitter.com/AngusAmbassador, and like on Facebook/AngusAmbassadorAwards.