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Northampton College Apprentice of the Year

An apprentice is defined as a person who is learning a trade from a skilled employer, having agreed to work for a fixed period.

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My Mustard Website of the Year

Irrespective of your size, your website says it all. It should look great, be really easy to navigate, showcase whatever it is you do but most importantly, it should engage the viewer and keep them on your site for as long as you need them.

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Franklins Solicitors Best New Business

You’ve come into business in the last 2 years (start date after the 1st Jan 2015) with a bang and are really getting noticed for what you do. Tell us what makes you the best of a great new crop.

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PCS Systems Business Innovation

Innovation in your business means doing something new, different, smarter or better that will make a positive difference. Innovation therefore ranges from implementing a time-saving office procedure to a brand new product.

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Technocopy Solutions Business of the Year Less than 50 Employees

This award will go to the business that can show outstanding initiative, boldness and imagination in the enterprise, as well as sound management practices. Entrants to this award will be expected to demonstrate sustainable growth combined with a degree of commercial success that is exceptional for the size of the business.

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SilverDisc Business of the Year More Than 50 Employees

This award will go to the business that can show outstanding initiative, boldness and imagination in the enterprise, as well as sound management practices. Entrants to this award will be expected to demonstrate sustainable growth combined with a degree of commercial success that is exceptional for the size of the business.

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Northamptonshire County Cricket Club Community Business of the Year

The winner of this category will live and breathe the old adage about giving something back to their local community.

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Scott Fowler Solicitors Employer of the Year

Our criterion to win the award is simple – tell us how you as an employer look after your people so they take care of your business.

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Business Times Enterprising Business

Winners in this category won’t be standing still and doing the same old things, they’ll be moving and shaking, leading in their markets. In terms of this category, enterprise can be defined as showing initiative and willingness to undertake new projects.

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Aspectus Financial Consultancy Entrepreneur of the Year

An entrepreneur is more than a business person. Entrepreneurs see opportunities, set up business or businesses taking on calculated financial risks in the hope of eventually seeing a profit.

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Northampton Growth Hub High Growth Business of the Year Award

High growth firms are referred to as ‘gazelles’ for the way they are racing ahead, contributing massively to employment growth.
Our judges want to know about your achievements and plans for even more success.

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The Green Award

Being “green” in business terms means reducing or removing the harmful impact that products and/or services have on the environment.

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BMTC Solicitors Service Excellence

The winner of this category will give outstanding assistance and advice to those who buy or use the business or organisation’s products or services. They will be able to provide customer testimonials to prove their points.

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Goodwill Solutions Not for Profit Business of the Year Award

Not for profit is a type of organisation that does not earn profits for its owners. All of the money earned by or donated to a not for profit organisation is used in pursuing the organisation’s objectives. Typically not for profit organisations are charities or other types of public service organisations.

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Bhangals Construction Young Business Person of the Year

For business people aged 30 or less (by 1st January 2018) who have demonstrated a high degree of entrepreneurship, creativity and vision for the future. The judges will be looking to identify a business that has set and achieved objectives within its business plans and established a position of sustainable profitability and success. In addition to this judges will want to see an understanding of the relationship between your own development and the success of the business.

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Business Woman of the Year

This award will be presented to the best female owned business or female who has had a positive impact on a business. They will show how they have exceptional drive to succeed. How have you been integral to making the business or businesses a success.

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Regus Networking Group of the Year

Business Networking has become a very important part of many businesses marketing and sales strategy. Some groups have been around many years, some have only recently started. It is important that whatever way you run your group, it must be successful – prove it and you could be the winners.

The judges will want to know if you are an independent or part of a franchise or national network. The history behind your formation, the people involved, numbers attracted and your vision for the future.

Go on – prove your group is the best…

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Stanair Business Person of the Year

This award will go to the business person that can show outstanding initiative, boldness and imagination in the enterprise, as well as sound management practices. Entrants to this award will be expected to demonstrate sustainable growth combined with a degree of commercial success that is exceptional for the size of the business.

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