Chadwick Lawrence LLP Business Person of the Year Do you, or does someone you know, stand out from the crowd and inspire others around you? Do you/they stand out as an individual who has grown the reputation of both the region and their company, representing the entrepreneurial spirit that typifies the region’s resilience and resurgence?

Britannia Rescue New Business of the Year If your business began trading after January 1, 2010, why not enter this award and receive recognition for your hard work and determination? You may have brought a fantastic new product to market, found a niche area to focus on or overcome all odds to achieve success. Tell us about your business, your market place, your performance and your future plans to win the recognition you deserve.

Kirklees Stadium Development Ltd SME of the Year Whatever your trade, if you employ up to 50 employees and can demonstrate achievements in your marketplace with evidence of an excellent business strategy, good financial performance and your potential for the future, enter this award and highlight your achievements.

Walker Singleton Business of the Year If you are the best business in Huddersfield, enter this award! Employing a workforce of more than 50 the business of the year will be able to demonstrate all round business excellence, financial performance, business strategy and future plans.

Stafflex Community Award Are you a company with a conscience and a commitment to social responsibility? Do you have a positive impact on your community? Make sure you receive the recognition you deserve for you commitment to your community and enter this award.

Green Award Has your business applied environmental policies in the workplace? Have your products or services made a positive contribution to the environment? This award will highlight the very best examples of environmental actions by local businesses.

HSBC International Business of the Year Has your business generated a substantial and sustained increase in activity outside of the region? The judges will look for evidence of the barriers that you have overcome and the degree to which national and international sales have created jobs and benefited our region’s economy.

Kirklees Council Make It Huddersfield Award Are you proud to say that your business is based in Huddersfield? Are you flying the flag for our town as well as your products and services? This award will recognise a business who best demonstrates how their products, services and/or campaigns contribute to building a positive profile of Huddersfield, spreading the word that this is a place where businesses make it.

Fantastic Media Young Business Person of the Year Are you or one of your employees aged 40 or below and able to demonstrate outstanding achievements? Are you a rising star in your field? Our young business person of the year will display excellent leadership and management skills that drive success for their business.

PROHMS Ltd Employer of the Year We are looking for an employer who can demonstrate excellence in its approach to workforce development. Entrants will be asked to demonstrate why workforce development and training is important to the organisation, how training needs and skills requirements are assessed and addresses, and the direct benefit gained by both individuals and the organisation.

University of Huddersfield Innovation Award Open to any business engaged in the commercialisation of research and development of intellectual property, across all sectors. This award will consider companies irrespective of size or stage of development. Judges will be looking for evidence of or at least the clear potential for profitable trading in the knowledge sector as well as a beneficial economic impact to the region.

David Brown Engineering Judges Choice Award The winner of this award is selected from all the entries received by the judges. Consideration will be paid to the presentation, attention to detail and financial performance of nominees. The winner may not be shortlisted in any of the categories, but in the eyes of the judges will have demonstrated commitment, determination and dedication