Top Angus Ambassadors sought

Do you, your family, your business, or an organisation you’re a member of fly the Flag for Angus? Or does one of your friends, your boss – or someone you’ve read about in the press?

Entries are now open for the Angus Ambassador Awards 2012, the annual award scheme which recognises the stars of Angus – the people, businesses and organisations which highlight the very best of our county.

“These awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the achievements, ambitions and successes which have happened over the last 12 months throughout Angus,” said the Provost of Angus, Helen Oswald.

The judging panel consists of a specially selected team drawn from local businesses, award partners, elected members of Angus Council and community organisations. Chairing this judging panel, which selects the three finalists in each category and the winners of the Angus Ambassador Awards, is one of the roles of the Provost of Angus.

“I was only appointed Provost in May so this will be my first experience of the Angus Ambassador Awards judging process,” said Provost Helen Oswald. “I am really looking forward to finding out how the nominees are helping to enhance our county’s already excellent reputation and promoting Angus locally, nationally or internationally.“

2012 Categories

Business Ambassador – Entrepreneurial Angus Award (sponsored by Enterprise North East Trust): This award recognises innovative, entrepreneurial companies of any size and across any sector which are contributing to the economic growth of Angus.

Community Ambassador – Pride of Angus Award: This award celebrates the people, businesses or organisations that are inspiring, enabling and promoting achievement, confidence and pride in our communities.

Cultural Ambassador – Creative Angus Award: This award recognises people or organisations that are fostering a greater understanding of the county’s distinct history, heritage and its contemporary culture.

International Ambassador – Go Ahead Angus Award: The award rewards people or businesses who are creating global awareness of the county’s strengths, skills and opportunities.

Tourism Ambassador – Welcome Angus Award: This award celebrates excellence in tourism and is open to groups or businesses that are providing an outstanding, unique experience to visitors to our county.

Youth Ambassador – Aspiring Youth Award (sponsored by Angus College): This award recognises the county’s young people (aged 25 years and under at November 23) who, through their achievement and ambition, have the potential to shape the future of Angus.

How To Enter

The Angus Ambassador Awards are open to anyone who lives and/or works in Angus or who is connected with the county in some way.

The nomination form can be downloaded from and, once completed, sent to Hilary Tasker, Angus Ahead Campaign, County Buildings, Market Street, Forfar, DD8 3WD. or emailed to The closing date for submissions is 5pm on Friday, September 14.