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The Awards

Creative/Digital & 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?

​Have you changed your business model, to adapt to changes, to deliver better products or services? How has it changed the world around you? 
​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.


Customer Service

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?


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?


Best Micro Business (0-9 employees) 
Awarding stand-out micro businesses that have achieved constant growth.


Small Business (10 to 50 employees)

Are you a standout small business that has achieved constant growth? 
This award will go to the business  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?

Medium Business (Over 50 employees)
Are you a standout medium business that has achieved sustainable growth? 
This award will go to the business that can show outstanding initiative, boldness and imagination, as well as sound management practices.
Entrants will be expected to demonstrate sustainable growth combined with a commercial success that is exceptional for the size of the 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 or 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

Family businesses are the backbone of the UK economy. This award celebrates their contribution in terms of jobs provided, income generated and wealth created. Previous winners have all been incredible businesses with a story to tell and a strong desire to succeed. The pride and passion for what they do with family values, integrity and resilience shines through. 

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.

Best Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism, Best Food and Drink Producer
Does your business demonstrate the quality of service to your customers and/or you have a passion for producing high quality food/drink. Have you applied innovative thinking to find new and better ways to do things ? 

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.

AHM Health & Wellbeing Award

Entrants must be able to demonstrate a positive and proactive occupational health and wellbeing strategy  in their plans, policies and communications.

Interested in entering?

Attend the evening ceremony with our shortlist companies and judges. 

Learn more on how to enter

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