The CIS Excellence Awards 2020

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The shortlist has been released for the 2020 CIS Excellence Awards, in partnership with Delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards – which should have taken place at the end of May last year – reopened for entries in the summer after the health crisis interrupted the nominations process in March 2020.

Although the awards recognise the success and efforts of hospitality and tourism organisations and individuals all over Scotland from the previous year, 2019, three new categories were added when entries reopened last summer. Reflecting the work undertaken by businesses and workers since the pandemic began, the Collaboration Award, the Innovation Award and the Social & Community Award aimed to highlight, publicise and celebrate the inspiration, selflessness and dedication of people during this period of unprecedented hardship and upheaval.

The list of finalists is provided below. While we are unable to commit to a traditional awards event at this current time, we do have a plan of action for when the winners are announced once the present period of lock-down is lifted. Details will be released in due course but if you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch in all the usual ways.

In the meantime, we wanted to thank all nominees for their time and efforts in entering and updating their entries, and we also wanted to thank the amazing Awards Advisory Board and our award sponsors, without whom we would not have been able to put this list together, especially in such exceptional circumstances.

So without further delay, click here to view the shortlist for the 2020 CIS Excellence Awards, in partnership with  


CIS Excellence Awards Schedule


Nominations Re-open

Thursday 30th July 2020

Table Bookings Re-open

Thursday 30th July 2020

Deadline for Entries

Thursday 3rd September 2020
The Awards Ceremony


February 2021 – Date and Venue TBC. Please check this website and follow @CISAwards for updates

Champagne Reception

Dinner & Awards


Sponsorship Opportunities

The CIS Excellence Awards represent a unique opportunity to demonstrate a sponsor’s strengths and support for the pursuit of excellence and innovation throughout the industry.

Sponsoring an award category will enable your organisation to align itself with the values and philosophies of the CIS Excellence Awards, while showcasing your corporate identity, services and products.

Tickets & Tables

Individual Ticket

(Excluding VAT)


Table of 10

(Excluding VAT)


Ticket price includes:

Champagne drinks reception, entertainment, wine and an unrivalled four-course meal prepared by DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central’s Stewart Goldie and his Kitchen Brigade.


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What It Means To Win

Please click on the videos below to discover how winning a CIS Excellence Award could help you and your business to prosper and grow.

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