Celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation in Guernsey

Running a business comes with its fair share of obstacles that can often keep us focused on how to progress forward without taking the time to stop, reflect and celebrate the achievements that have been made along the way.  But you shouldn’t wait for someone to tap you on the shoulder and give you ‘permission’ to celebrate.

In fact, this was the motivation behind the Digital Greenhouse launching the first Véyaon Awards in 2022, and is still the primary focus now.  The aim is to recognise innovative and entrepreneurial achievements of businesses and individuals on Guernsey.  

Running for the second year, the Digital Greenhouse’s Véyaon Awards promises to be bigger and better with great support from our local industry sponsors, nine awards available to win and an awards ceremony double the size of last year to really boost celebrations and showcase local talent.

The awards categories span entrepreneurialism, learning, leadership, technology and innovation, and the entry criteria encourages you to highlight achievements that embody the sentiment of the Guernésiais word ‘Véyaon’ meaning, ‘go for it’.  

Choose from our 9 award categories to enter now: 

  • Creative Entrepreneur - sponsored by TPA
  • Digital Leader - sponsored by Sure Business
  • Disrupter of the Year - sponsored by C5 Alliance
  • Entrepreneur for Good - sponsored by Islands Trust & Corporate
  • Excellence in Resilience - sponsored by Armstrong Resilience
  • Innovation in Customer Services - sponsored by Cherry Godfrey
  • Innovation in Technology - sponsored by PwC
  • Learner of the Year - sponsored by JT
  • Scale Up Business - sponsored by Resolution IT


So, are you ready to celebrate your success?  Businesses and individuals can enter the awards directly or nominate others on the Digital Greenhouse website.  Entries are free and open now until 24th September.  The shortlist will be decided by a judging panel and the winners announced at the Véyaon Awards event on 16th November at Beau Sejour. The awards ceremony will also see the announcement of the winners of the Guernsey Venture Challenge 2023, and the winners of the Young Business Group’s Bill Green Award. 

By taking the time to celebrate the innovation and success of Guernsey businesses, the Digital Greenhouse hopes to inspire others to take the leap with their own ventures.  Taking risks, continuously developing and actively investing in individuals can make a huge difference to the future of the Bailiwick as a whole. So, ‘go for it!’

This article was originally printed in Business Brief: September 2023 Issue

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