Business of the Year
Open to all sectors of business, the judges will be looking for an outstanding organisation whose track record sets them apart from the rest.
The blue riband award will go to the company with an impressive turnover that has delivered a top flight performance across every part of their business and sets the standard within their industry – the very best in the region.
Entrants will need to show strength in the following areas:
Best Use of Technology
Has your company created, introduced or developed new technology that has had a positive impact on your business? If so, we would like to hear from you.
In your submission the judges will be looking for evidence of how technology has:
This award is open to established and new businesses alike.
Best Place to Work
Have you created an environment in which employees thrive and are committed to the company’s aims, ambitions and values because it is a great place to work? Does this mindset translate into positive benefits and achievements for the business?
We need you to show evidence of the following:
Family Business of the Year
The judges are looking for impressive businesses that are actively owned or managed by a family and will be looking for entrants to demonstrate:
Micro Business of the Year
This category is open to businesses employing between one and 10 people. A minimum of 18 months trading is required for any new business to consider this category.
Judges will be looking for evidence of:
Business Person of the Year
This is an individual award that singles out business owners, entrepreneurs and senior management for their leadership, contribution and for having a substantial impact on their business in the past year.
The judges will be looking for evidence of:
Individuals may nominate themselves but anyone can put forward an individual for this category.
Young Business of the Year
The judges are looking for a young business, five years or less at January 31 2019, that is likely to be a strong all-rounder, already a leader in its own chosen area of expertise.
They must be able to demonstrate:
The eventual winner of this category will combine the best of traditional skills with new technology, while continuing to strengthen the regional economy.
All finalists will demonstrate a dedication to manufacturing excellence with particular attention paid to:
Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year
If your business employs between 11 and 200 people and is outstanding in a number of ways, this could be the category for you.
The ultimate winner is likely to be an innovative company that is looking forward to the challenges ahead.
The strengths being sought are:
Excellence in Customer Service
Organisations entering this category need to illustrate both their commitment to and achievement of outstanding customer service at all levels.
We are looking for evidence in the following areas: