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New Business of the Year

This category is open to any company of any size, including sole traders that have been set up since January 1, 2017. The business does not have to be registered for VAT.

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Small Business of the Year (including Self Employed)

Open to any business operating in Fenland, employing typically 10 people or fewer. Being a

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Medium Business of the Year

This award is open to any business operating within Fenland with 11 – 250 full time direct employees NOT including casual staff. The judges will be looking for performance against business plan and proven success in adapting to market movements.

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Employer of the Year

Staff are the most important asset of any business. This category will find businesses which demonstrate strong commitment to staff and asses how employees benefit the business.

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Commercial Business in the Community / Corporate Social Responsibility Award

This award is open for any commercial business that contributed to the environment, community and society.

Food Producer of the Year

Sponsored by Local Generation

This category is open to any business in Fenland who is producing top quality food for the public’s consumption either as part of a supply chain or direct sale to the public.

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Customer Service Award

This category is open to any business no matter what sector. You will need to be able to demonstrate your customer service record and you are able to submit a maximum of five testimonials.

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Retailer of the Year (shop front and/or online)

The ability to sell is vital. This category will focus on sales performance, plus how the relationship between the business and the consumer is developed.

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Business Person of the Year

Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by their employers or colleagues. The judges will be looking for a business owner, manager who has made an outstanding contribution to the success or survival of the company.

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Apprentice of the Year

To be considered for this category the applicants will need to demonstrate how they have exceeded expectations, how the apprenticeship has shaped their career, personal life, confidence and self-esteem and any obstacles the person has had to overcome.

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Judges’ Award

This award is not directly entered but chosen from the finalists. It is awarded to

Whitings & Partners

Business of the Year

Sponsored by Whiting & Partners

Business of the year is not directly entered but chosen by the Judges from all