The recipient of the Business of the Year title will be selected from among the winners of the other categories of the EADT Business Awards. The judges will be looking for a winner which is not only outstanding in its category but which can also demonstrate all-round strength, not just in terms of financial performance
The Community Involvement award is aimed at commercial businesses than can demonstrate how they combine business success with involvement in their community, in ways which go beyond their core business strategy. Entrants should consistently demonstrate good citizenship and show commitment outside normal business practice to people, places and events that are not directly aimed at
The Young Business Person of the Year award is open to individuals born after July 9, 1980. The judges will be looking for evidence of exceptional vision and leadership, whether the entrant is running his or her own business or is operating in a managerial position within a larger organisation.
In the Large Business category, the judges will be looking for an established business able to demonstrate all-round strength. The award is open to any business from any sector of the economy which has an annual turnover exceeding £5million. Entries should also address the following criteria: Figures − accounts demonstrating the level of turnover required
The Community Safety and Crime Prevention award aims to recognise individuals, groups and businesses that have made an outstanding contribution to community safety and crime prevention within Suffolk. Participation is open to any project or initiative that helps to reduce crime, and the fear of crime, in our communities. Entries are encouraged from across the
The Director of the Year Award is based on a belief that strong leadership is a vital ingredient in business success. The judges will be looking for a hard working, creative and innovative individual who has demonstrated vision, clarity and focus in responding to challenges. Among the areas under consideration will be growth in sales
The Future50 One to Watch award is about recognising an outstanding early stage business from within the Suffolk Future50 which shows the promise to become a success story of tomorrow. The winner will be a company which is able to demonstrate a pioneering approach to business and, alongside a strong performance over the past year,
The Food and Farming Excellence award celebrates the contributions that food producers and the food supply chain make to the economy of East Anglia. Primary producers, processors, manufacturers and retailers are all eligible to enter, with the winner being a business able to demonstrate innovation and a strong all-round performance over the last 12 months.
The Outstanding Achievement award aims to recognise an individual or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to the economy and local or regional level. The judges will be taking into account factors including enterprise, innovation, job creation and the impact the efforts of the individual or organisation has had on the business sector, the
The Raising the Bar award recognises the individual or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to raising educational attainment or aspiration across the county. The judges will be taking into account factors including innovation, measurable results, impact on an individual or organisation, significant progress, partnership and creativity.
In the Customer Care category the judges will be looking for businesses that are able to demonstrate a strong customer focused ethos which underlies everything they do. Entrants will need to show how they go above and beyond customer expectations, ensuring everything that the company does has the customer at its core. The judges will
The Corporate Social Responsibility Award is aimed at commercial businesses which demonstrate how they integrate the success and smooth running of their business with a strong sense of responsibility and consideration for their role as a corporate citizen. Entrants should be able to demonstrate commitment to a number of good practices within the normal everyday
The Family Business award is open to all businesses which are family owned, including first generation family businesses. The judges will be looking at areas including: Structure: do you have a constitution or charter covering, for instance, plans for succession, the relationship between the family and shareholders and the resolution of conflicts between family members?
The Small Business award is open to any business with an annual turnover of less than £1million, regardless of how long the business had been trading. The judges will be taking into account a broad range of factors including not only financial performance in terms of turnover and profit but also covering aspects such as
"The judges of the East Anglian Daily Times Business Awards are always hugely impressed by both the quality and the diversity of the firms to be found in the region. We are sure 2015 will prove to be no exception."Terry HuntEditor, East Anglian Daily Times