Awards Categories

There are 13 awards up for grabs this year including three new awards!


High Growth Business of the Year

This award is open to businesses of all sizes and recognises businesses that have experienced exceptional growth in sales, profit, market share, jobs or international trade. 
Judges will be looking for an organisation that can demonstrate the highest levels of growth with a strong plan for sustainable financial performance. 

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Employer of the Year

This award recognises organisations that demonstrate excellence in the promotion and implementation of a learning and development culture.
Entrants for this award must communicate how this culture has contributed to the business achieving outstanding success.

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Workplace Wellbeing

This award recognises businesses that are creating an environment for their employees to succeed by demonstrating their commitment to the health and wellbeing of their workforce.

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Customer Commitment

Recognising organisations with a focus on customer service and care this award has been designed for businesses who can demonstrate excellence and commitment in the ever important area of customer service.

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International Trade Business of the Year

This award recognises the strength of Britain’s international businesses. Entrants for this award must stand out from the crowd on the International stage and demonstrate that they have generated significant and/or sustained increases in their export and/or import activity.

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Small Business of the Year

Open to organisations employing up to 75 full time members of staff. This award will go to the company that has achieved consistent growth backed by a strong financial performance, while demonstrating a clear understanding of the markets that it operates in.

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Best New Business of the Year

This award is for businesses that have started less than 2 years ago (no earlier than June 2020) and have demonstrated considerable progress to grow, develop, and make a real impact in a short period of time.

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Business Person of the Year

This award will recognise an individual that has made a great impact within the business world. This individual will show a relentless drive in creating opportunities through new concepts, business or jobs and helping the local economy.

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Young Business Person of the Year

This award celebrates the finest of our young businesspeople from across Northamptonshire that continue to develop and grow both as individuals and commercially minded young professionals.

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Charity of the Year

This award is for charities based in Northamptonshire who have demonstrated a dedication to helping the community through its support services.

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North Northamptonshire Business of the Year (New)

This award recognises businesses located in North Northamptonshire that have contributed to the local economy and demonstrated business growth.​
The judges are looking for business that have successfully implemented marketing and business strategy, business growth, community involvement, people development and exceptional customer service.

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West Northamptonshire Business of the Year (New)

This award recognises businesses located in West Northamptonshire that have contributed to the local economy and demonstrated business growth. 
The judges are looking for business that have successfully implemented marketing and business strategy, business growth, community involvement, people development and exceptional customer service.

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President's Award (New)

The President’s Award is here to recognise an awesome human being in our local area that has done something exemplary in the last 12 months. 
Whether they have supported a business, a charity, a community or a single person, we want to hear about it. The individual might have shown incredible resilience in the face of adversity, they might have given their time to support someone else, or they might have just brought a smile to someone’s face. 
We want to celebrate someone that you think is deserving and is worthy of some recognition.

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