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.

The award categories cater for all sizes of business – the only question is, which category should you enter?

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…

Best Business Enabler

This award is for the businesses that support other businesses.

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

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 in the future!).

The Getting S*** Done Award

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 will have introduced new and exciting marketing pillars and/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.

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.

Employee of the Year

Do you have a superstar within your ranks? One that performs consistently well, goes the extra inch, wows your customers and performs to the highest possible standards?

This award is for those who make your company a happier place for colleagues and customers alike.

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 and you could be walking away with this award.

Best Family Business of the Year

Family business is the backbone of the UK economy, and are 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 reigns or have set up a venture with a family member, we want to hear your story.

*At least 2 people from the same family must work in the business.

Most Inspiring Business Person of the Year

*This used to be 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.

And the biggie…

The Entrepreneur of the Year

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

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

How to Apply:

In no more than 1,000 words, explain why you deserve to be recognised for the winner for your chosen award. Include any relevant documentation, examples and your contact details.

The closing Date for entries is Monday 4th February 2019

To enter, send your application to: [email protected]

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

Finalists will be announced on Monday 25th February and the winners at the EC Celebrity Success Summit at the NEC on Monday 4th March when Lord Sebastian Coe will present the awards!