If your business can show exceptional export achievements, contributing to both the local and global economy, then ship off your application for this category
Entry Criteria:
  1. Tell us a bit about your current business success.
  2. Explain why this is impressive for your size and compared to any competitors.
  3. Share your evidence of successful business performance.
  4. Demonstrate that this successful business performance is sustainable long term.
This award is designed to recognise the most ethical, socially responsible or green businesses out there.
Entry Criteria:
  1. Tell us a bit about your current business success, particularly the ethical / CSR / Green aspects.
  2. Explain to us why this is impressive compared to your competitors and peers.
  3. Share how your business has improved with the introduction of these ethical / CSR/ Green initiatives.
  4. Demonstrate that these procedures and their improvements are sustainable long term.
This is where bold, new business models and innovative products delivering dramatic results can shine
Entry Criteria:
  1. Tell us a bit about your business or product innovation.
  2. Let us know why this is an innovation to your business or in your market.
  3. Explain to us how your business has changed as a result of this innovation.
  4. Share your evidence of how this innovation has directly improved your business's performance.
  5. Demonstrate that this improved business performance is sustainable long term.
This award recognises online stars who have maximised all aspects of ecommerce to achieve growth and a strong financial performance through exceptional customer experience
Entry Criteria:
  1. Tell us a bit about your current business success, particularly online performance and optimisation of all aspects of ecommerce to achieve growth and strong financial performance.
  2. Explain to us why this is impressive compared to your competitors and peers.
  3. Share your evidence of successful online business performance. Including
    • Commercial performance
    • Expansion and growth
    • Innovation & delivery
    • Integration with digital lead generation
    • Security, data and ethical trading policies
    • Staff engagement
    • Customer service
    • Leadership & management
  4. Demonstrate that this successful online performance is sustainable long term.
Celebrating microbusinesses punching above their weight, including Sole Traders and Single Office / Home Office (SOHO) businesses with fewer than 10 employees
Entry Criteria:
  1. Tell us a bit about your current business success.
  2. Explain why this is impressive for your size and compared to any competitors.
  3. Share your evidence of successful business performance.
  4. Demonstrate that this successful business performance is sustainable long term.
If you've turned a great idea into a viable business within the last two years and are now reaping the rewards, this category is your chance to be recognised for it
Entry Criteria:
  1. Tell us a bit about your current start-up success.
  2. Explain to us why this is impressive compared to other start-ups.
  3. Share your evidence of successful start-up performance.
  4. Demonstrate that your successful start-up is sustainable long term.
If you feel your business has taken a leap to a whole new level, demonstrating true entrepreneurial spirit then this is the award for you
Entry Criteria:
  1. Tell us about your business successes.
  2. Explain why this is impressive for your size and compared to any competitors.
  3. Share your evidence of successful business performance, detailing
    • market leading growth
    • strong financial performance
    • outstanding leadership and management
    • innovation in products, services or processes
    • exceptional customer service
    • high levels of staff engagement
    • ethical approach to business
  4. Demonstrate that this successful performance is sustainable long term.
Championing the big contribution family firms make to business, this category seeks to reward the UK's top family-run SME
Entry Criteria:
  1. Tell us a bit about your current business success.
  2. Explain to us why this is impressive compared to other family businesses.
  3. Share your evidence of successful business performance.
  4. Demonstrate that this successful performance is sustainable long term.
Can you demonstrate you have the drive and ambition, as well as the vision to take your company to the next level? If you have 18 months of sustained growth with a great business plan then enter now
Entry Criteria:
  1. Tell us a bit about your current success.
  2. Explain why this is impressive for your size and compared to any competitors.
  3. Share your evidence of successful business performance.
  4. Tell us your vision to take your company to the next level.
  5. Demonstrate that this successful business performance is sustainable long term.
If you invest in your employees, and see the benefits that arise from this by attracting, developing and retaining your staff, take this opportunity to be proud of your achievements
Entry Criteria:
  1. Tell us a bit about your current business success, in particular how you invest, develop and retain employees.
  2. Explain why this is impressive for your size and compared to any competitors.
  3. Share your evidence of successful business performance.
  4. Demonstrate that this successful business performance is sustainable long term.
If your business partakes in initiatives that support your local community, including apprenticeships, or makes a positive impact through employee led activities, this is the category for you
Entry Criteria:
  1. Tell us about your business successes, particularly the community aspect.
  2. Explain why this is impressive for your size and compared to any competitors.
  3. Share your evidence of successful community business performance and how your business partakes in initiatives that support your local community.
  4. Demonstrate that the community business is sustainable long term.
This award celebrates businesses or individuals who have achieved outstanding performance and results whilst overcoming adversity.
Entry Criteria:
  1. Tell us a bit about your current business success.
  2. Explain why this is impressive for your size and compared to any competitors.
  3. Share your evidence of successful business performance.
  4. Demonstrate that this successful business performance is sustainable long term.