CIS Excellence Awards 2018

Thursday 31st May, Glasgow

Welcome to the CIS Excellence Awards 2018. In order to recognise and reward the exceptionally high degrees of creativity, innovation and excellence in Scottish catering, hospitality and tourism, nominations will be open from Monday 15th January 2018 and will close on Friday 23rd February 2018.

Aimed at all types of established and emerging businesses and individuals involved in these sectors, the CIS Excellence Awards are positioned as the industry’s ultimate accolade.

From chefs, foodie pubs, colleges and contract caterers, to hotels, food manufacturers, restaurants, software developers, local authorities, guest houses and tourism enterprises, there is a category to suit you or your business. You may enter or nominate as many organisations or individuals as you wish, and nominations are open until Friday 23rd February 2018.

All award categories and criteria are available here.

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Trophies with caterer logo

in partnership with

  • Business Innovation
  • Healthier Scotland
  • Innovation in Training
  • Pub Excellence
  • Contract Catering Chef
  • Sustainable Business
  • Independent Event-Caterer
  • Restaurant Newcomer
  • Excellence in Hospitality Education
  • Independent Hotel
  • Restaurant of the Year
  • Chef of the Year
  • Employee of the Year
  • Lifetime Excellence

Who can Nominate?

An individual, organisation or company of any size who is involved in the catering, hospitality and tourism industries in Scotland may enter themselves or nominate another party. Any specific eligibility criteria will be identified in the individual award descriptions by clicking on the Award Categories icon.

Once you have decided on the award categories that are relevant to you, please complete and return the Entry/Nomination form and email it back to us or post it to the address below, taking care to carefully consider all the requirements and to include all the necessary substantiating evidence as detailed in the individual award criteria.

Please note: Each and every entry/nomination MUST include a 150 – 250-word statement and be supported by the appropriate supporting evidence. You are also advised to ensure you have included all necessary information before submitting your entry.

Alternatively, request a printable form by email:

To send your completed forms by post, address them to:

The CIS Excellence Awards 2018

c/o Event Consultants Scotland Ltd

4 West Scotland Street Lane, Edinburgh, EH3 6PT

Office: 0131 557 5767

Mobile: 07774 685 973

Fax: 0131 225 6317