Adur & Worthing Business Awards
Date – Friday, 13th November 2015
Venue – The Pavilion, Marine Parade, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3PX
Headline Sponsor JSPC Computer Services Ltd
The Adur and Worthing Business Awards provides a platform to recognise, reward and celebrate all the successful businesses and professional individuals we have in our area.
The awards are now in their ninth year and we are looking for entries from those who can prove business achievement and excellence in their field. Whether that be in growth, innovation or contribution to the community we want to hear from you. You may have a high achiever or team of excellence within you company – why not put them forward for an extra special award?
Judging will be undertaken by an independent panel of judges representing the business community.
The winners of these awards will be announced at a gala black tie dinner held at the Worthing Pavilion, Marine Parade, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3PX Worthing on 13th November 2015.
For all enquiries and/or sponsorship details contact Jeanette Hockley
Call: 01243 534140 / 07841800401
To download the nomination form please CLICK HERE
To download the information pack please CLICK HERE
Overall Business of the Year – Sponsored by Spofforths
In this category, the judges select a business or individual who have won a previous category and will have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their field.
Small Business (up to 9 employees ) – Sponsored by Adur & Worthing Partnership
For this category, the judges will be looking for a business with up to 9 employees capable of producing a quality product whilst remaining committed to great client/customer service, as well as demonstrating innovation and marketing acumen.
Medium Business (10 to 49) – Sponsored by Wannops LLP
The winner of this category will be at the forefront of business development in the Adur and Worthing area, and will demonstrate an innovative ability to identify market opportunities or will be looking to expand.
Business Personality – Sponsored by The Martlet Partnership
The judges are looking for someone who can demonstrate that their unswerving commitment, business acumen, and approach to the challenges presented by the business world has impacted upon their business’s success.
Lifetime Achievement – Sponsored by JSPC Computer Services Ltd
The winner of this award will have made a major contribution to their businesses and to the local community of Adur and Worthing over a number of years. If you know someone who has dedicated themselves to developing their business and contributing to their community, this is your opportunity to recognise and acclaim their success.
Manufacturing & Construction – Sponsored by Carpenter Box
Adur and Worthing is home to top-class manufacturing and construction firms, working on the national and international stage. How does your manufacturing business stand out from the rest?
Young Achiever – Sponsored by Northbrook College
Highlighting the contributions to business in Adur and Worthing made by people aged under 28, this award will identify young workers who have made their mark locally as either an entrepreneur or within a company. The judges will be looking for enthusiasm, commitment, and the ability to demonstrate results.
Start-Up – Sponsored by Adur & Worthing Council
Identifying businesses started after August 1, 2013 who have already had successes that they want to share, the judges will be looking for a new company which has caught the imagination of the local community in Adur and Worthing.
Customer Service – Sponsored by Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce
The winners of this award will demonstrate a creative and dedicated approach to customer service, and will be able to demonstrate to the judges that going that extra mile for customers is integral to positive business.
Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure – Sponsored by VIP Venues by Ken Marche
Hotels, attractions and events in Adur and Worthing all help to project a great district image. We live and work in a fantastic holiday destination, and the winner of this category will be able to demonstrate a contribution to the local area by making the community stand out.
Outstanding Contribution to the Community – Sponsored by Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd
Businesses play a significant role in the community, and many firms consider it important to contribute to their local supporters through charity work, and helping schools, colleges and community groups. This award aims to recognise local businesses who have taken the time to give something back.
Large Business (50+ employees)
Although based in Adur and Worthing, entrants to the Large Business category may have a local, regional, national or international market. Judges are looking for a company which can demonstrate their contribution to the local area through enhancing the town’s business reputation.
An ability to navigate market conditions is crucial for a business to survive today’s difficult economic conditions. How has your business adapted to change, or utilized an innovative idea in order to be a successful business?
Training & Development
Employee development is intrinsic to business success, and the winner of this category will have demonstrated a commitment to encouraging and motivating their workforce. Judges are looking for training providers as well as businesses which have an exemplary training programme for their employees.
The most common ways to show good environmental and sustainability practice are improving energy efficiency, reducing waste, reducing water use, reducing pollution, improving the environment or improving employees’ well-being. Others could be reducing the amount of car journeys, using local food and local suppliers, addressing impact on climate change or finding new ways to use waste. Do you know of a business that is ‘green’ or are you that business.
Retailing is an essential facet of the British business world, and for this category, judges will be looking for businesses who can demonstrate a creative edge and a committed approach to customer service.
Places to Eat and/or Drink
This category encourages entrants from restaurants, hotels, pubs or cafes and offers consistently high quality food and drink in an enjoyable atmosphere.
This is the only award that the judges have no control over. All the nominated businesses will be listed in the Herald, and readers will be invited to vote for their favourite. This award will demonstrate that the business in question has impacted upon and impressed the public.
“All winners of Adur & Worthing Business Awards are automatically finalists in the Johnston Press South Business Awards held at The Grand Hotel in Brighton in October 2016″
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