Net-Zero Energy Transition Awards 2023 The Categories

Nominations for the Net-Zero Energy Transition Awards 2023 are now open! Categories and guidelines can be seen below.

Nominations should be a maximum of 2,000 characters (including spaces) and can be supported by 1 x A4 document. Any nominations exceeding this limit will not be processed.

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Key Dates

Nominations deadline: 5pm 28 June 2023
Finalists announced: w/c 17 July 2023
Winners announced: 24 August 2023


The talented individuals working in this industry are key to delivering our net-zero goals so it is important to recognise programmes which strive to create an inclusive, diverse and motivated workforce as well as championing a positive and progressive culture as we all adapt to the needs of the energy transition. This award recognises an organisation or project which works to place people at its centre.

Sponsored by OPITO

Ensuring we meet the skills needs of the future is crucial to achieving our net-zero targets. This award celebrates groups or organisations going above and beyond to ensure a smooth transition of the energy workforce. This includes initiatives supporting early careers, training and qualifications, industry standards and those either making the move from a background in traditional fossil fuel energy generation or adding to their skillset to work across both sectors through the transition.


Supply chain organisations across Scotland will play a key role in ensuring the country deploys a varied mix of energy projects. From offshore wind to green hydrogen and solar, there is much work to be done and as Scotland’s renewable energy capacity grows, so too does the knowledge and experience of the companies delivering these technologies. If your organisation has increased its aspirations, capacity and size through ambitious local and international renewables growth plans in the past two years, it may well be the winner of the Green Business Growth Award 2023.


With businesses from Tier Ones and Big Oil to high street brands pushing their green credentials to customers, it’s no surprise that a requirement to cut carbon has been passed down to the supply chain. This award is designed for those businesses which are seeing this shift as an opportunity and making sure they’re at the front of the pack helping industry clean up. Judges are looking for innovative solutions and ideas which are successfully reducing carbon emissions, focusing on a circular economy and supporting the energy transition.


This award recognises an individual who dedicates their time to the energy transition. Be that considering or actioning how their own business can move to clean energy, speaking at events about the need to go green or influencing others on social media, we’re looking to celebrate someone who’s at the heart of the most important economic shift in our lifetimes. Judges are looking for individuals who have demonstrated a real commitment to building the attitudes, skills or technologies we’ll need in the decades to come.

Sponsored by Subsea7

In our industry suppliers work tirelessly to ensure they are meeting the standards required to deliver high quality, keep their people safe and get the buy-in of the people who matter to their projects. This award celebrates a company or project which has gone above and beyond to implement an initiative to achieve exemplary health, safety, environmental and quality improvements, or which has worked with stakeholders, including communities, to ensure everyone is aligned as a project develops. Judges are looking for nominations from companies and projects which set the gold standard in business best practice.


Dozens of new companies are emerging in Scotland to harness the opportunities coming from the net-zero pipeline. From new tech to unique service solutions, these creative organisations are paving the way to a low-carbon future. This award recognises the ground-breaking start-ups who are pushing the innovation boundaries and providing unique added value to the sector. Companies must have been registered within the past 36 months. New divisions of existing companies, set up within the past 36 months, are also eligible to enter.

Sponsored by Aspect

Reducing carbon emissions is the ultimate goal of the energy industry and delivering our transition projects to support net-zero will require innovation, determination and a commercial mindset. Celebrating the organisations creating and developing unique solutions or processes to solve client problems this award is open to companies who have enhanced competitiveness alongside customer value through technology, efficiency initiatives and novel solutions.

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