Our Awards and Nominations

The Regional Director of The Year Award recognises directors from diverse businesses across the following 8 regions of Scotland. Kirsty is a finalist for the Tayside region alongside Jackie Brierton MBE of Growbiz Scotland, Ian Collins from RBS and Philip Long from The V&A Dundee

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The Circle has been named on the NatWest SE100 Indexalongside social enterprises such as Hey Girls, Divine Chocolate and Clean for Good.
The list celebrates the growth, impact and resilience of social ventures in the UK – by naming the most impressive 100 social enterprises of the year in the Index and giving seven SE100 Social Business Awards for the most outstanding achievers.


Kirsty Thomson, was listed on NatWest’s WISE100 – a list that recognises the 100 most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise – in 2018.


The Circle won The Courier Social Impact Business of the Year 2018 Award less than two years after it was launched by Kirsty Thomson, Founder & CEO.
The Awards Ceremony & Dinner at the Apex City Quay Dundee was a great opportunity for The Circle team to celebrate the judging panel’s recognition and reflect on their achievements.