Start-up Business

This award is open to businesses that have been trading for up to a maximum of 3 years. Entrants should detail how the business was started, detail its growth and the plans in place to ensure longer term sustainability.

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Good Employer Champion

This award is open to a business who can show how they involve their employees in the company’s decision making, offer career pathways, promote health and wellbeing amongst its staff and contribute to the local community.

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Environmental Champion

This award is for a company/organisation who is actively committed to deploy sound environmental practices that reduces their impact on the environment.

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Digital, Innovation and Technology Champion

This award is for a company who can demonstrate how they have introduced digital processes or innovative new technologies into their organisation which has stimulated the growth of the business.

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Young Entrepreneur of the Year

This award is open to a young person (18 – 30) who can show how they successfully have transformed a business idea into a successful and growing business.

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Town Centre Business

This award is open to a business located in one of the borough’s town centres who can demonstrate a track record of sound financial performance and sustainable growth.

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Lifetime achievement

This award is for a business leader who has made a significant contribution to the borough - supporting the local economy and resulting in the improvement of people’s lives.

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International Champion

This award is open to a business who has either just entered the international market or has successfully grown internationally to the benefit of the local community.

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