Judges will reward businesses that can demonstrate a proven ability to improve performance or prospects through making the most of opportunities available. Entries may concentrate on one specific project.
This award is designed to recognise significant achievement in major contribution to local communities without the expectation of direct commercial benefit, or both.
Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by their employers or colleagues. The judges will be looking for a business owner, manager or employee who has made an outstanding contribution to the success or survival of the company
Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by their employers or colleagues. The judges will be looking for an outstanding contribution not only to the organisation and its success, but also to colleagues’ welfare and enhancing the working environment and customer experience.
Staff are the most important asset of any business. This category will find businesses which demonstrate strong commitment to staff and asses how employees benefit the business.
Entrants should show how they have introduced new ideas, techniques or technology into the organisation or marketplace or how creative ideas are being turned into business success stories.
This category is open to any company of any size, including sole traders, that has been set up since January 1, 2014. It does not have to be registered for VAT.
The internet has provided wonderful opportunities for businesses to develop. Judges will be looking for good internet site construction, ease of use and how this has improved business.
The ability to sell is vital. This category will focus on sales performance, plus how the relationship between the business and the consumer is developed.
Open to any business employing typically 10 people or fewer. Being a very small business is no bar to success in this category. The judges will be looking for performance against business plan and proven success in adapting to market movements.
This award will recognise organisations or individuals who treat training and development of staff as a priority and provide it to a high standard.
This award is open to any Young Entrepreneur under the age of 30 who has shown evidence of exceptional business vision and performance.
The judges will be looking for evidence that includes the following:
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Closing date for receipt of entries is 5th September 2014.
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