New Business of the Year

About The Award

This category is open to businesses with no more than 3 years of trading history. Entries are invited from sole traders to large companies in straight forward or complex areas, running on-line, situated on the high street, in industrial, office or other business premises or maybe working from home. Your business will have grown from the seed of an idea, through planning and set-up and will have evolved into a thriving business, achieved with commitment, energy and determination. Financial sustainability, uniqueness of offering, market significance, diversity of customer base, social impact and operational capability may have been driving factors for your success to date; a clear understanding of the wider business environment in which you operate may now be determining your ambitions and plans for future growth and development.

What you might include in your entry


• Business size, launch date, growth and development
• Skills and services offered and activities undertaken
• The individual, key individuals or team(s)
• Goals set and achieved
• Successes and outstanding achievements
• Ability to create, build, grow and nurture relationships
• Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility – your impact on the community – residents, businesses, the environment
• Charitable giving and community engagement
• Training, development, continuous appraisal, support and improvement
• Plans for the future and how objectives will be achieved
• Reviews, comments, testimonials, on-line and other feedback
• Product range, presentation of premises and staff
• Marketing and other initiatives
• Evidence of improved financial performance, increased profitability, turnover or market share
• Hygiene standards and star ratings
• Professional or trade qualifications

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