SME Northamptonshire Business Awards

South Northamptonshire Business of the Year

South Northamptonshire Council


This award will go to the business that can demonstrate innovation and creativity, fostering a healthy workplace culture and a dedication to developing staff and enhancing skills. The successful business will be active within the community, playing a role to enhance the local area where possible and nurturing the local economy. Entrants to this award will be expected to demonstrate sustainable growth, alongside forward-thinking approaches to staff well-being and development. Entrants will exhibit a passion for South Northamptonshire and its development as the perfect place to work, live, visit and invest.

To be eligible to enter this award your address must be in South Northamptonshire.  

Terms and Conditions

  1. Entrants in this category must be based in South Northamptonshire
  2. You may enter more than one category up to a total of two. Each entry must be submitted on a separate entry form.
  3. All entries as well as supporting documents must be submitted online, if you have any queries about hard copies of evidence please contact the team
  4. The competition is open to all businesses in the county who commenced business before January 2017
  5. If you commenced business after January 2017, you can enter up to 2 categories from Apprentice of the Year, Best New Business, Business Person of the Year, Business Woman of the Year, The Green Award, Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Website of the Year and the Public Vote Categories
  6. Entry is FREE
  7. 250 employees or less in the UK at the time of entering
  8. Entrants must have less than 250 employees at the time of entering or be self employed
  9. A sponsor cannot enter an award in the category that they are sponsoring
  10. Each category has different requirements in terms of length of time in business or age of entrant – please see individual awards for specific rules
  11. The comments made on your application form should be accurate to the best of your knowledge
  12. The Judges will be representatives from each of the sponsors and guest judges, who are well respected experts in their field
  13. The Judges reserve the right to move your application to another category or to add you to another category
  14. The Judges’ decision is final
  15. By entering these awards, you agree to our business partners and sponsors having access to your contact details
  16. Entrants must be available for consultation with the Judges should the need arise
  17. By entering the awards you agree to partake in publicity of the awards, including the use of any images taken
  18. Should a category not receive sufficient entries, it will be withdrawn from the Awards Ceremony
  19. Entries will only be accepted on the official entry form
  20. Entry is completed solely on your application form, there will be no site visits
  21. The closing date for all entries is Thursday 27th June 2019 at 5pm
  22. We reserve the right to extend the deadline
  23. All finalists will be required to attend the Grand Final evening at their own cost
  24. The Grand Final takes place on Thursday 26th September 2019.
  25. Refund policy – Grand Final Tickets, there is a 50% refund within 45 days of event and zero refund within 30 days of event

By entering the awards, you authorise us to use personal data collected during the registration process for the purposes of administering the awards, and receiving/circulating further information regarding the awards and other relevant events from time to time. To opt out please email


Award Submission