The Business Oscars

Stand up and be proud of what you’ve achieved…

As entrepreneurs we’re always focused on ‘what’s next’.

We’re notoriously bad at recognising and celebrating what we’ve achieved and how far we’ve come.

The great work we do often goes unnoticed, so awards like these are a great way to shine a spotlight on the amazing things entrepreneurs all over the UK are doing to build their own businesses, put something back into their local communities and give the country’s economy a much-needed shot in the arm.

There are EIGHT Awards this year and the winners will be announced on the evening of Monday 23rd March at the National Entrepreneur Awards, hosted by David Walliams, at the ICC, Birmingham.

The Awards are an integral part of the three day, Getting & Keeping Customers Convention which runs from 22nd to 24th March inclusive, and entry to the Awards evening ceremony is included as part of your Convention ticket. Tickets can be purchased at GKCC.co.uk

Closing date for entries is Monday 24th February and the eight Awards up for grabs are outlined on the following pages.

Best Business Enabler

This award is for businesses that support other businesses.

The winner will be an individual or firm who is committed to actively helping other businesses grow, while constantly improving themselves.

Successful Award entries will likely include multiple stories from customers setting out how the winning ‘enabler’ has helped them to succeed.

This is your chance to emerge from the shadows and get the recognition you deserve and just think how much winning this award will help you with your marketing and positioning!

Best Marketing Campaign

This award recognises business owners who have demonstrated creativity and flair in a specific marketing campaign that has generated great results.

We’re looking for the best marketing campaign in the last 12 months and will take many different aspects into consideration when judging. Your ideas, creativity, execution, and most importantly, results, are what matters here. It could be a digital campaign or something more traditional but if you’ve hit a home-run then tell us the story...

The Getting S*** Done Award for Implementor of the Year

This award recognises significant progress.

You won’t necessarily have had the most impressive growth in terms of turnover or profit, BUT you are taking action and moving in the right direction.

We are looking for the person who loves to learn and most importantly, IMPLEMENT.

You might have introduced new and exciting marketing pillars or campaigns, made your processes and systems more robust/streamlined and be on the hunt for ways in which you can continue to grow and develop both yourself and the business.

Best Customer Service

If you deliver brilliantly to your customers, then this award is for you.

Tell us about your astonishing customer service, how you systemise what you do so nothing falls through the cracks, and the ways in which you show true love (and WOW!) to your customers...

Most Impressive Growth

It could be percentages rather than pounds but we’re on the lookout for businesses that have achieved major growth over the past 12 months.

If your business has rocketed to a new level, smashed targets and made astounding progress, then this is your chance to get some serious recognition.

Best Family Business of the Year

Family businesses are the backbone of the UK economy, and the bedrock of communities. Two thirds of UK businesses are family owned and they generate over a quarter of UK GDP.

Whether you’re the sixth generation of your family to take the reins or have set up a venture with a family member, we want to hear your story and what you’ve achieved.

*At least 2 people from the same family must work in the business and you must state who they are in your entry.

Most Inspiring Business Person of the Year

*This used to be called the ‘Back from the Brink Award’

We’re looking for the most inspirational story of an entrepreneur who has emerged from bad times to find success.

We know that entrepreneurs are not normal, and nowhere is this better demonstrated than when times are tough and we refuse to give in. If you’ve hit the bottom and bounced back in style, then you MUST share your story.

The Entrepreneur of the Year

We’re on the hunt for an entrepreneur who has achieved great results over the year, who can inspire us all and can prove why they should take home this prestigious award.

The winner will be judged on all aspects of their business – the judges want to know ALL the details!

How to Enter:

**There is no limit on number of entries. Businesses – and individuals - are able to enter multiple Awards**

In no more than 1,200 words, explain why you deserve to be recognised as the winner for your chosen award.

Include any relevant documentation, examples and, of course, your contact details.

The closing date for entries is Monday 24th February 2020

To enter send your application to: [email protected]

Alternatively, post it to: National Entrepreneur Awards, Entrepreneurs Circle, 2635 Kings Court, The Crescent, Birmingham Business Park, B37 7YE.

**To qualify, your entry must be received no later than 5pm on Monday 24th February**

Finalists will be announced on Wednesday 4th March, in a live episode of Business Growth Central.

Winners will be announced on the evening of Monday 23rd March at the National Entrepreneur Awards, hosted by David Walliams, at the ICC, Birmingham.
The Awards are an integral part of the three day, Getting & Keeping Customers Convention which runs from 22nd to 24th March inclusive, and entry to the Awards is included as part of your Convention ticket. Tickets can be purchased at GKCC.co.uk