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Countywide 2017

 

Essex Business Awards: Bus Awards header with logos

Essex Business Awards: Cliffs Pavilion

The Countywide Awards will be held at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend on 6th October 2017.

 

Companies from North, South, Mid Essex and Tendring can enter the Countywide Business Awards. 

 

Winners and finalists of our earlier area awards will be automatically offered a place on the shortlist and we also welcome entries from Businesses new to the awards who will be considered for shortlisting by our judging panel.

 

For further Information please contact The Events Team on either 01376 334351 or email essex.business.awards@newsquest.co.uk


Please note: your entry will be looked at by a carefully selected judging panel and you may be judged on your entry alone. Please therefore include as much information as possible. You may also be invited to meet with the judges to discuss your entry in more detail.

This event will be held in October 2017.

Entries are now closed for 2017. Come back soon to enter for 2018.

New Company

 

Excellence in Marketing

Companies who have started trading in the last 0-3 years with 1-10 employees, how they started, growth rate, long term plans and company strategy, companies showing significant progress and evidence of success.
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This award is designed to recognise the development and implementation of successful marketing which has moved the business forward. It could be for an overall marketing strategy or for a specific successful campaign.
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Growing Business
Essex Business Awards: Basildon Council

 

Small Business of the Year

This award is for companies who have been trading for a minimum of 3 years and who can show high growth revenue and profit over the last 12 months.
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This award is open to small businesses including sole traders who employ fewer than 11 people and have a turnover of less than £1 million. We are looking for companies who can demonstrate a track record of sound financial performance and growth together with investment for the future.
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Excellent Customer Service
Essex Business Awards: International Financial Data Services

 

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

This award is for companies demonstrating the highest standard of customer care and service by adopting a positive and focused approach to meet their customer needs.
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This award is for a young business person (18 - 35 years) who has demonstrated creativity and vision in their business. We are looking for someone who is a calculated risk taker, an innovator and someone who is already proving profitable.
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Business to Business
Essex Business Awards: Arc Systems

 

Apprentice of the Year
Essex Business Awards: P&G Thurrock Awards

This award is for companies demonstrating as part of their business to business strategy a successful track record of adding value to their customers’ business through an understanding of partnership, responsiveness and their customers’ own business drivers.
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This award is for an outstanding apprentice, nominated by their employer, in their final year who has shown commitment to their own personal development and progression on a recognised learning scheme.
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Best Use of Social Media
Essex Business Awards: NQ Digital

 

Community Award
Essex Business Awards: Age UK logo

This category is suitable for businesses that utilise social media platforms to market and grow their organisation.
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These 2 awards are open for companies who can show that they have actively supported or made a contribution to the local community over the last 12 months, from fund raising, mentoring, donating equipment etc.

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Business Woman of the Year
Essex Business Awards: South East Essex LEP

Business Man of the Year

 

Environmental Awareness
Essex Business Awards: Comfort Commissioning

These 2 awards are for individuals in business who have made a positive and significant contribution to their company/ organisation. You can nominate yourself or be nominated by another person. All finalists will be invited to attend an interview for a decision to be made on the winner.
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  This award is for companies/organisations actively committed to sound environmental practice reducing their negative impact on the environment
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Website of the Year - new award for 2017

 

Employer of the Year - new award for 2017

 

This award is for a company website with outstanding creative design, relevant and inspiring content, is user friendly and complements the business.  It should reflect the industry it serves and have innovational functionality.
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This award is for companies who put their employees at the forefront of their business; creating positive working environments in which they can thrive and achieve positive results for the business and improve staff retention.  These employers inspire and motivate staff and provide opportunities for progression within the company.
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Export Business of the Year - new award for 2017

 

Leisure & Tourism

 

This award is for an organisation that can demonstrate positive revenues in the import/export business that contributes to the local economy; the business would show clear plans to capitalise on existing or new markets and strives to achieve an outstanding position in the face of competition
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This award is open to companies maintaining the areas reputation as an ideal place to live, relax and visit. We will be looking at how you are attracting visitors through leisure activities, accommodation and hospitality.
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Corporate Sponsors

Essex Business Awards: CCR Property Services

Essex Business Awards: Objective

Essex Business Awards: PAB

Essex Business Awards: Face Painting Shop

Essex Business Awards: Seevic
Essex Business Awards: South East LEP