Skilled Trader/Manufacturer/Supplier of The Year

About the Award 

This award is aimed at any person or business that provides a skilled trade or service or delivers a manufacturing or supply process. Applicants may be involved in plumbing; electrical works; decorating; building; tiling; roofing; carpentry; plastering; cleaning; gardening; printing; industrial supplies; component manufacturing or supply and other such businesses. How has your business gone the extra mile to help your clients and customers? Have you delivered on time, within (or below) budget, fulfilled orders, achieved targets and exceeded expectations along the way? Have you earned repeat business or received recommendations for new business? Are your clients and customers more than satisfied? What has made your business the right choice for your particular skilled trade, service, manufacturing or supply offering? Was your pricing clear? How did you ensure customer care and inspire confidence?


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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