New Business of the Year Did your business begin trading after January 1st 2007? Since then have you demonstrated a strong market position with prospects for growth? Judges will be looking for a solid business plan and a determination to succeed.
SME of the Year For companies employing less than 250 people. This award recognised outstanding performance in the region. Can you demonstrate that your recent past performance and/or future potential has, or will contribute to the development of the region’s economy?
Fyshe Horton Finney Business of the Year Does your company employ more than 250 people? Can you demonstrate business achievements, growing financial performance and contribution to local prosperity? The judges are on the look out for businesses that can demonstrate outstanding performance in the region.
Community Award Have you, your organisation or your employees made a committed and proactive contribution to the enhancement and benefit of your local community? The judges will be on the look out for evidence of how you have used good business management to achieve these goals.
Natwest Bank 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 in the region.
Eddisons Chartered Surveyors Regeneration Award Have you been involved in the renovation or redevelopment of a business, dilapidated property or area? Has your organisation brought fresh employment into a district or introduced innovative solutions to overcome a long standing regeneration need? The winning organisation will be one that has contributed towards regeneration within local communities.
Employer of the Year Can your organisation demonstrate a contribution to the enhancement of its employees? The judges will seek evidence of training and development, personal care, pay, working environment and other terms and conditions of employment.
Creative Enterprise Award This category rewards business and individuals that have excelled at creative enterprise. This can encompass a wide range of businesses from graphic design, marketing, print, fashion and innovation. Can you show evidence of innovative use of creativity and new technology? Have you incorporated or implemented e-commerce opportunities throughout your business with a demonstrable impact on the commercial return of the business?
Kirklees Council Green Award Can you show how your organisation has applied environmental policies in the workplace? Have your products or services contributed to the environment? The winning organisation will have made an outstanding contribution to environmental improvement.
Young Business Person of the Year Are you, or do you know someone, aged below 35, employed by or running, a business in the region? Have you/they enhanced the reputation of a company or shown outstanding individual achievement? Enter now to highlight the hard work and dedication that you/they deserve in your community
Chadwick Lawrence Solicitors Business Person of the Year Do you or one of your colleagues act as an inspiration to others? Do they stand out as an individual who has grown the reputations of both the region and of their company representing the entrepreneurial spirit that typifies the region’s resilience and resurgence? Could they be the Business Person of the Year?