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Welcome to the Essex Countywide Business Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce the Essex Countywide Business Awards 2021

The Essex Business Awards have been established for 25 years and are a local platform for celebrating the very best business successes in the area. These awards will recognise the efforts of local companies who have one thing in common – dedication to achieve excellence!

The awards are fundamental in developing a healthy, prosperous and substantial local economy, making it a desirable area to work and live. The awards will raise company awareness, increase networking opportunities and improve company image and confidence.

Businesses have the opportunity to nominate themselves for each of the categories either by post or via the website.

The awards are free to enter. Those selected as finalists will also receive free publicity in our publications and two complimentary tickets to attend the black tie presentation dinner and dance where the winners will be announced.

Mike Harper

Managing Director

AWARD Categories & SPONSORS

Please note: all nominations are accepted in good faith, and on the basis that both the nominee and the person making the nomination consents to the publication by the awards organiser of all information provided in print, online and social media.

Small Business of the Year

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.

Business Person of the Year

This award is for an individual 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.

Excellent Customer Focus Award

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.

Business to Business

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.

Growing Business

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.

Excellence in Marketing

This award is designed to recognize 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.

Employer of the Year

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.

Import/Export Award

This award is for an organisation that can demonstrate positive revenues in the import/export business that Contribute 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

Community Award (Private Sector)

This award is open to 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.

Community Award (Charity Sector)

This award is open to charities 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.

Leisure & Tourism Award

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.

Environmental Awareness

This award is for companies / organisations actively committed to sound environmental practice reducing their negative impact on the environment

Digital Award

The award is for a companies digital media 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

Entrepreneur of the Year

The award is for a business person 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 providing profitable.

Apprentice of the Year

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.

New Company

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.

Sponsorship available in 2021

Be part of recognising and celebrating the success and achievements of organisations in Essex!

Lynda Clark

Events Manager | South East

If you would like more information on the opportunities available, please contact myself on 01376 334351 or  lynda.clark@localiq.co.uk

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