Our Awards

Apprentice of the Year*

  An apprentice is defined as a person who is learning a trade from a skilled employer, having agreed to work for a fixed period.   Terms and Conditions You may enter up to 2 awards categories You may only enter 1 public vote category. If you are...

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Bedford Business of the Year

  The winners of the Bedford Business of the Year will be exceptional across all aspects of running a successful SME. Considering the enormous wealth of commercially focused talent across the city, the judges will be expecting a wide range of...

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Best Enterprising Business*

 

  This award will go to the business that can show outstanding initiative, boldness and imagination, as well as sound management practices. Entrants to this award will be expected to demonstrate sustainable growth combined with a degree of...

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Best New Business*

For businesses established within the last two years (start date after 1st January 2017) demonstrating a high degree of entrepreneurship and vision for the future. Entrants will be asked to explain the background to the business; how the company has...

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Business Innovation*

 

  Innovation in your business means doing something new, different, smarter or better that will make a positive difference. Innovation therefore ranges from implementing a time-saving office procedure to a brand new product.   Terms and Conditions...

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Business of the Year less than 50 Employees*

  This award will go to the business that can show outstanding initiative, boldness and imagination in the enterprise, as well as sound management practices. Entrants to this award will be expected to demonstrate sustainable growth combined with a...

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Business of the Year more than 50 Employees*

 

  This award will go to the business that can show outstanding initiative, boldness and imagination in the enterprise, as well as sound management practices. Entrants to this award will be expected to demonstrate sustainable growth combined with a...

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Business Woman of the Year*

 

  This award will be presented to the best female owned business or female who has had a positive impact on a business. They will show how they have exceptional drive to succeed. How have you been integral to making the business or businesses a...

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Community Business of the Year*

  Communities come together and set up community businesses to address challenges they face together. There are many types of community business including shops, farms, pubs and call centres. What they all have in common is that they are accountable...

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Dunstable Business of the Year

 

  The winners of the Dunstable Business of the Year will be exceptional across all aspects of running a successful SME. Considering the enormous wealth of commercially focused talent across the city, the judges will be expecting a wide range of...

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Entrepreneur of the Year*

  You must be able to show how your business has progressed in line with your business plan and what potential there is for growth. Success will be demonstrated by your clear understanding of your marketplace, your position within it and your...

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Exporter of the Year*

  The awards recognises the export business that has most effectively capitalised on export market opportunities and driven demonstrable business growth.   Terms and Conditions You may enter up to 2 awards categories You may only enter 1 public vote...

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Leighton Buzzard Business of the Year

 

  The winners of the Leighton Buzzard Business of the Year will be exceptional across all aspects of running a successful SME. Considering the enormous wealth of commercially focused talent across the city, the judges will be expecting a wide range...

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Luton Business of the Year

  The winners of the Luton Business of the Year will be exceptional across all aspects of running a successful SME. Considering the enormous wealth of commercially focused talent across the city, the judges will be expecting a wide range of...

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Networking Group of the Year*

 

  Business Networking has become a very important part of many businesses marketing and sales strategy. Some groups have been around many years, some have only recently started. It is important that whatever way you run your group, it must be...

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Not for Profit Business of the Year*

  Not for profit is a type of organisation that does not earn profits for its owners. All of the money earned by or donated to a not for profit organisation is used in pursuing the organisation’s objectives. Typically not for profit organisations ...

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Service Excellence*

 

  The winner of this award will have the customer at its heart and will deploy and manage resources to most effectively meet the needs of its customer base. In most businesses to ensure the success of a business a customer care policy is paramount....

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The Green Award*

  Being “green” in business terms means reducing or removing the harmful impact that products and/or services have on the environment.   Terms and Conditions You may enter up to 2 awards categories You may only enter 1 public vote category. If you...

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Website of the Year*

  Irrespective of your size, your website says it all. It should look great, be really easy to navigate, showcase whatever it is you do but most importantly, it should engage the viewer and keep them on your site for as long as you need them.  ...

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Young Entrepreneur of the Year*

  For business people aged 30 or less (by 1st January 2018) who have demonstrated a high degree of entrepreneurship, creativity and vision for the future. The judges will be looking to identify a business that has set and achieved objectives within...

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