Closes 18 May 

Includes Hythe, Romney Marsh, Folkestone, Deal
and Dover



Includes Whitstable, Herne Bay,

Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs


Closes 10 October

Includes Chatham, Gillingham, Rochester, Gravesend, Dartford and Sittingbourne 

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Closes 10 October

Includes Aylesford, Kings Hill,
West Malling, East Malling,
Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Edenbridge and Swanley 

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Can you show evidence of expertise in digital, creative or media technologies? 

Customer Service 

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


Have you brought new ideas to life, whether that idea is big or small?

Start up (3 years old max.) 

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

Small Business 

Are you a standout small business that has achieved constant 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.

2021 Business Award Winner & 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

Why should you enter?

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​

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

  • Good for staff morale - what’s great about the business they work for

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

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

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!