Award Categories

Innovation Award

The winning business will have created a new product, process or service       Give a brief description of your innovative product or service (up to 100 words).       Explain how your ...

People Development Award

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The judges are looking for businesses who invest in their employees providing them with training and development initiatives to benefit their overall performance.       Detail the training ...

Community Contribution

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Businesses form a crucial part of our communities and many are helping to put something back into society. This award calls for businesses that show commitment to corporate social responsibility ...

Customer Service Award

This award will go to the organisation that can best demonstrate that it has the customer at the heart of the business.       Show evidence of how your business effectively meets customer’s ...

Apprentice of the Year

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The apprentice of the year award should be completed by either the apprentice or their employer.  Apprentices will be enrolled on an apprenticeship scheme within Mansfield / Ashfield as of March ...

Professional Services Award

This award will look at businesses that demonstrate excellence in the professional services sector, that can show evidence of strong financial performance, excellent customer services and can ...

Independent Retailer of the Year

Focuses on independent retailers both online and shop facing retailers, that excel in their field.       Describe the products that you offer and your general customer base       How ...

Small Business of the Year

Open to organisations with 15 or less staff. Judges will be interested in the ethos and background to the business, its profitability and the unique selling points, which make it a success. as ...

New Business of the Year

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This category is open to businesses that have been operating since the 1st June 2016.       Describe how your business start-up was achieved       Give details of your growth and ...

Excellence in Manufacturing

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This award will be presented to the company that demonstrates a modern, efficient and innovative approach to manufacturing.       Explain your business’s commitment to the excellence and ...

Charity of the Year

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This award is open to all registered charities who have achieved business success but whose primary aims are non-profit making. Judges will want to see clear evidence of commercial awareness ...

Leisure & Lifestyle Award

Open to any restaurant, hotel, café, pub, leisure facility, visitor attraction or similar business. We are looking for an organisation in this sector that excels in their field.       Show ...

Business Person of the Year

Open to any individual that has affected the business in a positive way.       Explain how this person has the company’s ethos at heart       Show how this person has exceptional drive ...

Lifetime Achievement Award

The judges are looking for an individual who has had a major impact on their business and the area over a number of years. If there is someone we should consider for this award, please provide a ...

2018 Business of the Year

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This award is the ultimate accolade for all our entrants and the winner will be chosen from each of the category winners. The judges will be looking for the company/person who has shown the most ...