Young Enterprise of the Year

About The Award 

The young entrepreneurs of today are the business leaders of the future. Aged 25 or under, you have set up a business of your own or you will have been performing exceptionally within a local business. Maybe your background and education have helped you – or maybe you have faced and overcome adversity. Regardless, standing on your own two feet or possibly as a trainee, apprentice, or student you have successfully grown into a shining example to all. Hard-working, conscientious, determined and driven, you have made a big impact on your own business or that of your employer. A bright star of the future you are creative, learn quickly, plan carefully and balance youthful energy and flair with professionalism and a great personality.

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

General entry information