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Closed for 2023

Includes Hythe, Romney Marsh, Folkestone, Deal
and Dover


Closed for 2023

Includes Whitstable, Herne Bay,

Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


Closed for 2023 

Includes Chatham, Gillingham, Rochester, Gravesend, Dartford, Sittingbourne, Aylesford, Kings Hill, West Malling and East Malling

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Closed for 2023 

Includes Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Edenbridge and Swanley 

Ashford and Canterbury Businesses you can still enter the 2023 Sustainability and Medium Business award categories 

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NEW The Kent County Society Agricultural Awards

Closing 19 October

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Creative/Digital and Innovation

Can you show evidence of expertise in digital, creative or media technologies? Have you brought new ideas to life, whether that idea is big or small? 

Customer Service 

Can your business show that you offer high quality customer service?

Start up (3 years old max.) 

Recognising a new start-up that has shown a clear path to success.

Small Business (Up to 50 employees)

Are you a standout small business that has achieved constant growth? 

Medium Business (Over 50 employees)
Are you a standout medium business that has achieved sustainable growth? 

Business Woman of the year 

For women who have founded and run their own business and achieved significant results in the past year.

Best Family Business 
How the family values and the family members have guided the development of the business.

Best Construction Business

Open to all construction and building companies. Show us what makes you the best in the industry with evidence of your growth and innovation.

MHA Sustainable & ESG Business of the Year

This special award recognises the business that has taken its environmental, social, governance and financial performance to new heights in an effort to achieve a sustainable future.

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Young Farmer/Agricultural Student of the Year
Are you passionate about the agricultural industry? Do you show real ambition to own or run your own business in the future. We are looking for young ambassadors ages 18 – 35, within this category who are young, driven, enthusiastic and dedicated to their role within agriculture.


Innovation in Agriculture
Innovation in agriculture involves having a progressive approach, which results in a significant performance or welfare improvement, be that addressing sustainability issues or business resilience, to create a viable future. This will be appropriate to the scale of the enterprise,
Within this category we are looking for someone who is innovative, responsible and driven to protect their farming business, perhaps through new practices, the application of technology or something novel. Tell us about your innovation.


Lifetime achievement
The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a person who has made a unique and special contribution, over a prolonged period to farming. To dedicate one's life to a particular area expertise, field of choice, promoting a positive perception of our local agricultural industry to the public, is a lifetime achievement. We would like to hear about individuals that have demonstrated decades of service to agricultural and deserve extra special recognition for their outstanding achievements.

Make your business a winner in 2023

Does your organisation have great customer service? 
Have you created an outstanding innovation?  
Perhaps you are a great employer or you are a successful entrepreneur?


Whatever your business strengths, you need to shout about them to make sure potential customers choose YOU over your competitors 
It is a great way of growing your business and increasing its value, plus...

  • Free marketing – just being shortlisted improves brand awareness and promotes your business to new customers

  • Good for staff morale – they love working for a successful business

  • Attracts and retains the best to your business - more customers will work and stay with you

  • Increases credibility – a win gives a seal of approval to your business

To enter select the appropriate area using buttons above

2023 Business Award Finalists


“From the application process, through to booking places for the dinner, the Business Awards Kent team has supplied a prompt professional response to every query.  We’re incredibly proud of our award and see it as a reward for all the hard work that has been done and validation for our future success. I think this will be an important growth and transition point for Sharp Relations.”

—  AJ Sharp, Sharp Relations

Watch the highlights from our award ceremonies

Interested in entering?

View the categories you can apply for

Attend the evening ceremony with our shortlist companies and judges

Learn more on how to enter

Dont just take our word for it...

Take a look at this testimonial from our Hospitality Award winners, Lost Sheep Coffee, of the Ashford Business Awards in 2017!

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