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You will need to create an account, this will allow you save your entry before submission. You can nominate in multiple categories. Return at any point complete your entry, to do so please use the menu above. All nominations are FREE and the closing date for all entries has been extended to the 22nd August 2019.
New Business of the Year
Open to all businesses that have been operational for less than 3 years and have been successful in identifying a market gap to launch a new business. Nominees should showcase how innovation, product development, market knowledge and effective leadership have played a part in their growth to date and plans for future expansion.
International Business of the Year
Recognising a successful Wakefield area business which has seen significant growth through delivery of a successful International customer acquisition strategy.
Leisure/Retail Business of the Year
Recognising the significant number of Leisure & Retail businesses which service the local communities as well as drive tourism, this award highlights excellence within this sector. Businesses should showcase consistent growth whilst maintaining a strong balance sheet, and who demonstrate innovative business practices which are delivered through an engaged workforce.
Digital/Technology Development Award
In an ever changing technology world, this award recognises businesses who have embraced digital/technology development and have seen substantial business growth through either a new product launch, business process or project development.
Sustainable Business Award
Sustainable business practices have never been more important, so this category recognises businesses who have focused on improving the impact that their business has on the environment.
Company CSR Initiative of the Year
Recognising businesses that have a positive impact on the communities in which they operate as part of a year round corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy. In addition to a positive impact on communities, businesses should showcase staff engagement in fundraising, volunteer and community outreach programmes.
Employer of the year
Celebrating organisations who recognise the benefits of investing in their people. Nominees should showcase an effective employee strategy that attracts, retains and develops talent – and how being an employer of choice contributes to business growth.
Apprentice of the Year
With close to a million active Apprenticeships across England alone, apprenticeship schemes have fast become a preferred route to employment for thousands of school leavers. This award recognises an apprentice who has excelled in their training and goes above and beyond for the benefit of both their business and their future career.
Entrepreneur of the Year
A prestigious award which recognises an individual who has excelled in business leadership, has a wealth of experience in launching/managing sustainable businesses, creates employment opportunities for the region and contributes to the communities in which they operate. The winner of this award will be a business visionary who has made a significant contribution to business in the Wakefield area.
Large Business of the Year
This award recognises businesses with more than 50 employees who have delivered consistent growth whilst maintaining a strong balance sheet, and who demonstrate innovative business practices which are delivered through an engaged workforce
SME Business of the Year
Celebrating the contribution of SMEs to the UK economy, this award recognises businesses with fewer than 50 employees who have delivered consistent growth whilst maintaining a strong balance sheet, and who demonstrate innovative business practices which are delivered through an engaged workforce.