Business Awards Application

 
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Thank you for showing an interest in entering the inaugural Selby District Business Awards.

You will find that the application process is simple and this document is all that you will need.

We want to celebrate our fantastic businesses and the search for Selby District’s most successful businesses starts here.

To be in with a chance of winning an award you must submit your entries by Monday 27 January 2020

You may enter as many categories as you wish, but you must submit a separate application form for each category.

What happens next?

Shortlisted entrants will be notified by Friday 28 February 2020 and invited to the awards ceremony on the afternoon of Thursday 19th March following the Selby District Business Conference at Hornington Manor.

Judging guide lines for the award categories

Small Business of the Year

Vision of success and the way in which it has developed
Its approach to staff development and customer service
Evidence of innovation and ambition
Leadership in driving the business forward
What support if any have you sought with the development of your business

New Business of the Year

The concept of the business and its vision of success
How the business researched the market
How the business has been received by the market
Show a vision for growth in turnover and staff
How the business was launched and marketed
Customer focus
What support if any have you sought with the development of your business

Retail/Tourism/Leisure Business of the Year

People – how does the entrant ensure levels of customer service?
Product - The product range, quality of offering, relevance to target market
Promotion – Evidence of the relevance of promotions. Do they excite the customer and encourage spend? How well promoted are they? Do you have examples of innovative marketing ideas?
What support if any have you sought with the development of your business

Exporter of the Year

The entrant's ability to spot opportunities in new markets;
How have you used exporting to develop and grow the business
The potential for further global reach, new countries to enter
Obstacles the entrant has overcome to enter new markets;
The impact the business has made in relation to its size
What support if any have you sought with the development of your business

Growth Business of the Year

Strategy for continued growth and development
Leadership and management to drive the business forward
Understanding the market and change management
Empowering employees
Evidence of growth over the last 12 – 18 months
What support if any have you sought with the development of your business

Corporate, Environmental, Social Responsibility Business of the Year

Encouraging change
Development of ethical business practices
Development and delivery of ethical business initiatives, social and environmental activities or projects working with the wider community.
What support if any have you sought with the development of your business

Creative & Digital Businesses of the Year

How have you used e-commerce or digital innovation for growth
How does the business protect customer data
Explain how you can engage with clients from a distance
Have you entered any new markets to grow the business
What support if any have you sought with the development of your business

Trades Person of the Year Award

How have you promoted your business
What is your competitive edge
How do you ensure excellent customer service
What support if any have you sought with the development of your business