Nominations open for the Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2019
PUBLISHED: 11:43 06 March 2019 | UPDATED: 11:43 06 March 2019
Entries are welcome from any business located within the GL7 postcode area, or members of Cirencester Chamber of Commerce
The Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Business Awards rewards and celebrates the best the town has to offer. Please find the award categories below:
Cirencester Ambassador Award, supported by Cotswold Life Business & Professional
This award is for a business or individual who regularly goes above and beyond the call of duty to make Cirencester a better place for all, who celebrates and promotes this fantastic town or works hard to bring people into Cirencester.
Business Person of the Year
This award is open to any individual working within a business – whether a one-man-band, an employer or an employee. This person will be an inspiration to us all, highly successful within their field, valued within their business for making a real difference and having made a huge contribution.
Team of the Year – Teams of two or more
This award is for a team of two or more working in any business. The strength of the team, not necessarily its size, will have played an integral role in the overall successes and achievements of the business.
Corporate Social Enterprise Award
This award is aimed at businesses, or organisations with a commercial operation, of any size that has above and beyond their ordinary remit contributed positively towards the local community and/or environment of Cirencester or its surrounding areas. Entrants will understand and seize the benefits of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), having put in place a plan or policy which has been followed to achieve their aims.
New Business of the Year – maximum three year trading history
This category is open to all businesses with no more than three years of trading history. Entries are invited from sole traders to large companies in straight forward or complex areas, running on-line, situated on the high street, in industrial, office or other business premises or maybe working from home.
Retailer of the Year
This category is open to independents, chains, and multiples. The winner will stand out from its competitors by offering something different to its customers. Customer service is at the heart of your retail business and you will have gone that extra mile to keep your customers coming back for more
Professional Services Provider of the Year
This award is aimed at any business which provides professional services for its clients, for example lawyers, accountants, financial advisers, architects, surveyors, letting and estate agents, estate managers, insurers and so on. You are the right choice for your clients, your expertise is undeniable; your achievements and successes commonplace and your commitment to excellence self-evident.
Hospitality/Entertainment Provider of the Year
Whether a pub, hotel, B&B, restaurant, café, eatery, club, bar, theatre or other entertainment establishment, your venue offers an excellent overall customer experience. The satisfaction of each individual visitor you serve drives you forward.
Business/organisation of the Year (new for 2019)
This award is aimed at any person or business that provides a skilled trade or service or delivers a manufacturing or supply process. Applicants may be involved in plumbing; electrical works; decorating; building; tiling; roofing; carpentry; plastering; cleaning; gardening; printing; industrial supplies; component manufacturing or supply and other such businesses.
Apprentice of the Year (new for 2019)
This award is aimed at showcasing the diverse and growing range of outstanding apprentices in Cirencester and the surrounding area. Recognising the value that apprentices can bring to an organisation and our local employment market.
We are looking for entries which showcase the impact an apprentice has had on the organisation they work for, as well as being able to show growth and commitment to their own personal development and progression.
Young Enterprise of the Year
This award is aimed at the young entrepreneurs of today who will be the business leaders of the future. They may be still be college or university students, or young people already moving forward in the business world, either independently or as team members working in a company. Whatever the scenario, this person or team will definitely be seen to be standing out amongst their peers.
This award is for a business or individual that consistently gives outstanding service. Remember customer service doesn’t just apply to retail or hospitality – it could be a fantastic solicitor, window cleaner or bank that you’d like to nominate.
The Creatives Champion is defined as a club, company, venue or individual who helps the local creative people to showcase their talents. They may be creative people themselves, but it’s how they promote others that counts for this award.
Need to know:
• Entries are welcome from any business located within the GL7 postcode area, or members of Cirencester Chamber of Commerce.
• Entries for Chamber members are free, non-members are charged £10 per entry.
• Entries close on March 29.
• Previous entrants and winners are welcome to enter again.
• The information you provide will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to the media without your permission.
• We reserve the right to remove an award category at any time. If this occurs, you will be notified and any entry fee paid will be refunded.
For more information, visit cirencesterchamber.org.uk/business-awards/.
For any questions of queries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.