They’re the best in town!

There are just hours to go before the Examiner Business Awards 2014 are presented to deserved winners in front of a packed audience at Huddersfield’s John Smith’s Stadium.

Eleven awards will be handed out tomorrow night to the worthy winners in the competition which has been sponsored once again by law firm Chadwick Lawrence.

 

Leading figures of the local business community will be among the hundreds of guests taking part in a celebration of enterprise and business achievement.

Companies doing great things in areas such as international trade, the environment, innovation and community involvement are among those receiving trophies and certificates on the night.

There are also categories for new businesses, established firms, small and medium-sized enterprises, employers, up-and-coming young business people and businesses making a special effort to back their home town.

The highlight of the evening of celebration will be the presentation of the Chadwick Lawrence Business Person of the Year Award – the most prestigious prize of the night – which will go to an individual whose achievements provide inspiration for others and an entrepreneur who has done much to benefit their business and the wider community through their drive and determination.

The identity of the recipient will only be revealed on the night when the golden envelope is opened.

The award judges were highly impressed by the quality of entries for the 2014 awards.

All business life was represented by the entries – from well-established companies to fledgling firms and from international “players” to firms serving their local communities.

Sectors represented were as diverse as textile and furniture manufacturing, recruitment, food production, business consultancy, sport and the creative arts.

High-calibre entries made judging a difficult but rewarding task. Nominees were considered on key criteria, including their contribution to the district’s wealth and well-being, their environmental commitment, their financial performance, their commitment to their workers and their track records on job creation and growing profits and sales.

You can find out about each category by clicking the links below.

Examiner Business Awards 2014: nominees in SME of the Year category sponsored by Kirklees Stadium Development

Examiner Business Awards 2014: nominees in the New Business of the Year category sponsored by Kirklees Business Hub

Examiner Business Awards 2014: nominees for International Business category sponsored by HSBC West Yorkshire Commercial Centre

Examiner Business Awards 2014: nominees in the Business of the Year category sponsored by Fantastic Media

Examiner Business Awards 2014: nominees in the Young Business Person of the Year category sponsored by Kirklees College

Examiner Business Awards 2014: nominees in the Community category sponsored by Stafflex

Examiner Business Awards 2014: nominees in the Creative category sponsored by The Media Centre

Examiner Business Awards 2014: nominees in the Innovation and Enterprise category sponsored by The University of Huddersfield

Examiner Business Awards 2014: nominees in the Employer of the Year category sponsored by WalkerSingleton

Examiner Business Awards 2014: Green Award sponsored by Sandal Huddersfield does not have a shortlist - winner will be announced on the night

Examiner Business Awards 2014: Chadwick Lawrence Business Person of the Year does not have a shortlist - winner will be announced on the night