The Véyaon Awards

Enter The Véyaon Awards now! Open to all businesses in Guernsey - take a look at the categories and entry form below.

Organised by the Digital Greenhouse in partnership with Blenheim Chalcot, The Véyaon Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the excellence, innovation and hard work within the business community. 

These awards aim to provide a platform to celebrate some of Guernsey's successful home-grown ventures and business champions.  Véyaon (pronounced vayon), meaning ‘Go for it!’ in Guernésiais, hopes to inspire our local entrepreneurs and innovators to come forward to showcase their successes.  With seven categories to enter, covering topics of entrepreneurialism, upskilling, leadership, technology and innovation, there is room for everyone.  Scroll down to view all of the categories.  

Winners will be recognised at the prestigious awards evening, comprising of a drinks reception and three course dinner, an inspirational keynote speech from Charles Mindenhall, co-founder of our headline sponsors - venture building specialists, Blenheim Chalcot, and the prize-giving its-self.  

Enter the awards and showcase how you or your organisation has gone for it in 2022! 

Awards Categories

There are seven categories to choose from, including awards recognising individuals, teams, projects and businesses.  Take a look at the categories and criteria to find out which awards you qualify for.  Entries are open now and the closing date is Wednesday 5th October 2022

Select a category from the dropdown menu below to find out more about each award.  Open to all Guernsey residents and businesses, it is free to enter and you can enter multiple award categories. 

Creative Entrepreneur - Sponsored by TPA

For entrepreneurs in the creative sector who are making waves in their industry. 

Entrants should be entrepreneurs in the creative sector whose business demonstrates economic and/or social impact through creative output.  Including an innovative new product, service or way of working in the industry.  

Creative sector includes but is not limited to advertising, architecture, art & design, digital media, fashion, film, music, publishing and TV. 

Judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Sustainable business model
  • Creative innovation in products, services or processes
  • Success through meeting and surpassing key business milestones


To enter, please fill in the form at the bottom on this page.  

 

Digital Leader - Sponsored by Sure

An award to recognise exemplary leadership within an organisation where evolving technology is embraced.

Entrants should be individuals who can demonstrate driving positive digital transformation through exceptional leadership. For example, successful intrapreneurial activity, digital transformation and/or culture change.  

They may be leading the company or be a project lead for digital transformation within an organisation. 

Individuals can be nominated for this award. 


Judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Pioneering use of technology within the organisation and its impact
  • Leadership and management styles that have driven improvement
  • Staff engagement in programmes or processes to successfully deliver digital strategy
  • How employees have been retained, motivated and optimised to deliver the digital-focused objectives

Consider your knowledge, skills and mindset and how you have applied these attributes to perform effectively in your role as a digital leader.


T
o enter, please fill in the form at the bottom on this page.  

Disrupter of the Year - Sponsored by C5 Alliance

An award that advocates those willing to take on risk in order to bring about radical change. 

Entrants can be either entrepreneurs, or an individual or a team within an organisation.  They should be pioneers for change, demonstrating innovation in their business or industry sector, having measurable impact and positively disrupting the status quo.  

Individuals can be nominated for this award. 

Judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Innovative thinking / Market-changing concepts or approaches
  • Horizon-scanning techniques that spot early stage opportunities 
  • Methods to champion change and challenge the status quo


To enter, please fill in the form at the bottom on this page.  

Entrepreneur for Good - Sponsored by Islands

An award to celebrate social entrepreneurship and positive action in mission-based businesses. 

Entrants should be entrepreneurs whose business contributes to public good or someone who runs a nonprofit that can demonstrate a sustainable business model.  Including founders of organisations with a mission to create and sustain social value, with a measurable impact for good. 

Judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Positive impact on society, community and/or environment
  • Sustainable business model
  • Innovation in products, services or processes
  • Clearly defined mission statement and KPIs


To enter, please fill in the form at the bottom on this page.  

Innovation in Technology - Sponsored by PwC

An award to promote organisations that are leading by example in technology driven innovation projects.  

Entrants should submit a product or service that demonstrates the use of technology to deliver a creative business solution.  Including evidence of outcomes such as:

  • innovative business launched
  • improvements to existing business infrastructure
  • increased organisational productivity
  • opening up a new market


Judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Use of technology
  • Innovation in the solution or its application
  • Benefits realised through the implementation - for example, new business opportunities or competitive advantage


To enter, please fill in the form at the bottom on this page.
  

 

Learner of the Year - Sponsored by JT

An award to champion learning, underpinned by the importance of upskilling for the future of work.   

Entrants can be individuals of any age (14+) who are extending their knowledge for the future of work, including those studying STEAM subjects.  For example: 

  • a student from 14+ who has taken part in extracurricular activity, such as Digital Innovator Programme
  • a college/university student
  • an intern in the digital or creative sector
  • a digital apprentice 
  • an individual in employment who is upskilling or extending their knowledge in an exciting way. 

All entrants must be undertaking or have undertaken a programme of study within the last 12 months.  

You can apply as an individual or nominate someone. 

Judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Courses undertaken / qualifications achieved
  • Application of learning in your own context / plans to use learning going forward 
  • Pro-active personal development goals for future

To enter, please fill in the form at the bottom on this page.  

 

Scale Up Business of the Year - Sponsored by Resolution IT 

 

 

An award to recognise growing business success.  

Entrants should be entrepreneurs with established businesses that have demonstrated success through strong and sustainable growth, for example job creation, increased revenue and extended market reach. 

Judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Sustainable growth of the business
  • Operational growth and/or job creation
  • Innovation in products, services or processes
  • Strong direction with clearly defined objectives for development


To enter, please fill in the form at the bottom on this page.
  

 

How to enter

Once you have identified which awards you would like to enter, please fill in the online entry form below.  If you are entering more than one award, you will have to submit a separate form for each category.  Please make sure you are answering the correct award criteria in your submission.  

All initiatives and/or activities referenced should have taken place in the last 12 months.  For any of the award entries, we may ask for proof of statements or information entered in the application form.  

Entries are now open!  
Entry deadline is Wednesday 5th October 2022

The Véyaon Awards 2022 Entry Form

Entrant's Details
Award Entry

In no more than 500 words, please detail why you think you / your business deserves to win the award category you have selected. Make sure you are answering the correct award criteria - view and download it at digitalgreenhouse.gg/awards

We will need to share these details with selected judges from sponsors of the relevant award category and Blenheim Chalcot in order to judge your entry and select winners.

Our Headline Sponsor

“By thinking differently, taking risks and proactively investing in and developing themselves and others - people across Guernsey are making a game-changing difference to the future of their organisations and the Bailiwick as a whole. By celebrating 'go-getters', we can inspire others, and The Véyaon Awards provide an exciting opportunity to do just that."

Charles Mindenhall, Co-Founder of Blenheim Chalcot

Our 2022 Awards Sponsors

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