Is Scotland ready for the BOOMs?
Back with a BOOM! The award winning BOOMs are back, and they are bigger than ever before. The Best of Organic Market Awards are a chance for organic businesses of all shapes and sizes to tell the world what’s special about their people and products. From organic confectionary to dairy products, retailers to box schemes, this is a chance for Scotland’s best organic businesses to shine.
The BOOMs are open to businesses across the UK and in last year’s BOOM awards three Scottish businesses won their categories:
Best Independent Retailer: Pillars of Hercules
Best Organic Restaurant: Edinburgh Larder at Whitmuir
Best Sweet Preserve: “In A Jar”
What does winning a BOOM mean? As well as the chance to attend a nice awards ceremony and get a certificate to put up on your wall, it’s a great way to get some extra publicity and introduce your product to a whole new range of customers. It gives industry recognition of the quality of your product or business and offers the chance to make new contacts in your sector. It’s a huge, public “well done” for all of your hard work.
“Winning the BOOM award was sensational. As a small company you always feel you’re outside the mainstream and for a small organic business these awards allowed you to compete, not on size but on your product. It doesn’t matter how big a company you are, it what you deliver that matters.
The BOOM award allowed us to feel part of a bigger market and was a great chance to meet many of our peers. If you are an organic business, you have to take a shot, you deserve it”. Craig McCormack, 2016 Winner of Best Sweet Preserve
Following the success of Scottish businesses in 2016, this year we’re proud to announce that we’ll be giving out some special gongs for the highest scoring Scottish products including a BEST OF SCOTLAND BOOM Award. So don’t miss out!
Entries close on Friday 31st March - enter now at www.soilassociation.org/organic-living/the-boom-awards-2017/enter-the-boom-awards/
Don't forget to make some noise about the awards on social media using #BoomAwards