There are 12 Award Categories for the Essex Business Excellence Awards 2018.
The Company of the Year Award celebrates businesses that have performed outstandingly throughout the year. Recognising a firm that has stood out from the crowd, the winner of this category will have developed a strong business presence with proof of achievements including strong market share, economic turn-around and innovative approach. Judges will be looking for a business that can be universally admired for their commercial practice and dedication to success. Businesses from all sectors are eligible to apply.
This award celebrates the individuals behind some of the most innovative and successful businesses in Essex. Looking at the individual achievements of the entrepreneur, the results returned by their business and their unique approach to the marketplace they operate in, the judges will select finalists that best represent the entrepreneurs and business spirit of the region.
The award celebrates the best of the county’s many not-for-profit organisations that make a difference to the local community. Recognising the excellent performance of the public sector, not-for-profit and charitable organisations in the area, the award will be judged on the organisations’ ability to maintain financial performance, as well as looking at the cultural influence of the business and the potential benefits it brings.
This award is open to a Leadership Team that has demonstrated remarkable leadership skills during their management. This award will recognise the inspiring leaders who head up a successful organisation, while at the same time inspiring and empowering their staff by investing time into their people. Innovation, creativity, and determination are just some of the key traits that the judges will be looking for in these applications.
The Excellence in Innovation and Technology Award celebrates a company that has made strides in their field, be it creating or introducing something new within the industry, while continuing to strengthen the regional economy. The finalists will be selected and judged on the quality of their products and services, their dedication to sales performance, their commitment to innovation and the sustainability of their business.
This award is for established family businesses across all industry sectors that can demonstrate sustained success across a broad range of measures, whilst ensuring all family values are followed. The judges will also be looking at the aspirations of your business to demonstrate how both current and future family generations will be involved in the growth of the business.
This award is open to companies in the region that have been in operation for a maximum of three years as of January 1st 2018. This coveted award recognises one of the region’s brightest new businesses and the contribution it will make to the county in the future. Judges will be tasked with analysing business plans, achievements to date and potential for growth within the next few years. Businesses from all sectors are eligible to apply.
This award is open to companies in the region that have demonstrated sales and marketing excellence over the year. As part of the judging criteria for this award, judges will examine the innovation and creativity of the business, as well as its ability to find solutions for sales and marketing challenges.
The companies nominated for this award will have demonstrable strengths in service excellence, business growth, innovation, technology, training and personal development. This category covers a wide range of professional services, including legal, financial, retail and hospitality, to name but a few.
Judges will be looking for a service company that has achieved and succeeded in measurable business goals.
This award recognises those companies that make customer service a priority in their day to day operations. The judges will be looking for a company that can demonstrate how they deliver excellent customer service and can showcase this with testimonials and through their methods.
Businesses from all sectors are eligible to apply.
The finalists for this award will have demonstrated considerable dedication to corporate, social and ethical responsibility, providing the community with the many positive outcomes of their commercial activity.
Judges will focus on businesses that have contributed substantially to the community through various means including society-led projects, aiding economic regeneration and supporting local suppliers.