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 also demonstrates all-round strength, not just in terms of financial performance but
The award is aimed at commercial businesses who 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 commercial running of
The Young Business Person award is open to individuals born after July 7, 1981. 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 will be expected to address the following criteria: Figures − accounts demonstrating the level of turnover
The Director of the Year Award is based on a belief that strong leadership is a vital ingredient in the success of a business. The judges of this category will be looking for a hard working, creative and innovative individual who has demonstrated vision, clarity and focus in responding to a range of business challenges.
Have you looked at the extent to which your business draws on the natural environment, not just globally through carbon footprint or energy use, but locally? How much do you take from the bank of natural resources here in the east? The judges of the Environment and Sustainability award will be looking for a business that
The Future50 One to Watch award is about recognising an outstanding early stage business from within the Future50 listing of high-growth potential business which shows the promise to become a success story of tomorrow. The judges will be looking for a company able to demonstrate a pioneering approach to business and, alongside a strong performance
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 take 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 local
The Raising the Bar award recognises an 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 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
In the Medium 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 which has an annual turnover of at least £1million and up to £5million. Entries will be expected to address the following criteria: Figures: accounts showing
"We look forward to another celebration of success for firms across the region when we host the 2016 East Anglian Daily Times Business Awards at Trinity Park on July 7."Terry HuntEditor, East Anglian Daily Times