Time running out to nominate stars of the commercial world
THE deadline for nominations for this year’s Gloucestershirelive Business Awards is on Monday. The awards are a celebration of the county’s commercial success stories, from small start-ups to global brands.
If you would like to put yourself or a business forward for an award, there are 14 categories to choose from:
» Business of the Year
This award will go to the profitable business that has increased potential and had a positive impact on Gloucestershire’s economy.
The judges will be interested in innovative products, services and processes as well as expansion into new markets and different areas of business activity.
» Small Business of the Year
A profitable business that has increased its potential over the latest financial year.
» Family Business of the Year
Open to first generation family-owned companies, multi-generational businesses and publicly-owned firms in which founding families still hold a significant stake. Applicants will be judged on how the business has increased its potential.
» New Business of the Year
Given to a company that has been launched or had a change of ownership within the past three years.
» Young Business Person of the Year Open to young entrepreneurs building their own business or employees that have had an outstanding impact on the successes of a larger organisation.
» Rural Business of the Year Open to all agricultural and rural industries, including food production, farming and leisure.
» Business Innovation Award
This award will go to a business that has introduced a product, process, invention, idea or design that has made a significant contribution.
» Marketing Campaign of the Year
An organisation that has communicated effectively with its target audience over the past year.
» Best Place to Work
This award will go to the company that believes its environment is the best place to work. The judges will be interested in how the company establishes credibility in terms of vision, communication and co-ordinating activities.
» Growth Business of the Year
An outstanding business that can demonstrate an increase in sales, profit, market share or business expansion over the past three years.
» Corporate Social Responsibility Award
This recognises the firm that has demonstrated responsible business practices across the local community, environment, its people and supply chain.
» Best Employee
Celebrate your most prized asset – your staff – and the effect they have had on your business, from increased sales and revenue to introducing innovative ideas.
» Ecommerce Business of the Year Open to all businesses whose primary trade is online either through products or services.
» Lifetime Achievement Award
A special award to the businessman or woman who has made a considerable, lasting contribution to business in Gloucestershire over at least 20 years.
To nominate a business or to book your ticket for the event visit glosbusinessawards.co.uk