Can you show evidence of expertise in digital, creative or media technologies?
Can you demonstrate any notable ways in which technical excellence and/or innovations has delivered commercial success. And/or can you show evidence of achieving positive sales, improved market share and/or higher profits.
Can your business show that you offer high quality customer service?
Can you show evidence of how commitment to customers contributes to business performance, investment in training and development of staff?
Food, drink producer or farm shop
Can you demonstrate that you have a passion for growing/producing/selling high quality local produce (includes microbreweries and vineyards)?
Evidence of growth, customer service, investment and delivery of innovations and improvements?
Have you brought new ideas to life, whether that idea is big or small?
Have you changed your business model, to adapt to changes, to deliver better products or services? How has it changed the world around you?
Start up (3 years old max.)
Recognising a new start-up that has shown a clear path to success
Are you able to show outstanding performance, particularly over the last 18 months in your business ? Have you seen commercial success, have a clear plan for growth and provide excellent customers service. Can you show innovation and strong leadership?
Are you a standout small business that has achieved constant growth?
This award will go to the company that has achieved consistent growth backed by a strong financial performance, while demonstrating a clear understanding of the markets that it operates in. Is this your business?
Business Woman of the year
For women who have founded and run their own business and achieved significant results in the past year.
For entrepreneurial women who have founded and run their own business and who have shown exceptional abilities in mentoring other women and/or who have helped their business achieve 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.