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Award Categories

Overall Business of the Year – Sponsored by: Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd
This award is the ultimate accolade for all our entrants and the winner will be chosen from each of the category winners. The judges will be looking for the company who has shown the most enterprise, passion and drive in taking their business forward. Dedication and innovation will be key to the winner of this most prestigious award.

Start-Up – Sponsored by: Adur & Worthing Council
This category is open to businesses that have been operating since the 1st August 2016. Judges will be looking for evidence of how the business start-up was achieved, growth and stability of the business to date, a sound understanding of the market and your competitors, and a sustainable vision for the future.

Small Business (up to 9 employees) – Sponsored by: Adur & Worthing Business Partnership (AWBP)
Open to organisations with 9 or less staff. The winning business will have a clear vision for their business and identify what differentiates the company from their competitors. They will give evidence of their stable financial position and demonstrate how they effectively meet the needs of their customers.

Medium Business (10 to 49 employees) – Sponsored by
This award is open to any business operating within the Adur & Worthing area employing 10 – 49 employees. The judges will be looking for businesses at the forefront of business development that can demonstrate an innovative capability to identify market opportunities or will be looking to expand.

Large Business (50+ employees) – Sponsored by
The judges will be looking for a business with 50+ employees which can demonstrate outstanding organisation, exceptional financial returns, strong growth and innovation strategies plus market prowess in its sector. Although based in Adur and Worthing, entrants in this category may have a local, regional, national or international market.

Business Personality – Sponsored by: The Martlet Partnership
The judges are looking for an individual who has had a major impact on their business and the area over a number of years. If there is someone you would like to nominate for this award, please provide a name and brief overview of their achievements for consideration.

Lifetime Achievement – Sponsored by: JSPC Computer Services
The judges are looking for an individual who has had a major impact on their business and the area over a number of years. If there is someone we should consider for this award, please provide a name and brief overview of their achievements for them to be a contender.

Manufacturing & Construction – Sponsored by: Carpenter Box
This award will be presented to the company that demonstrates a modern, efficient and innovative approach to manufacturing. It includes a commitment to the excellence and development of its products, a track record for training and passing on skills to future generations and the desire to promote the region as a centre for manufacturing excellence.

Young Achiever – Sponsored by
Aimed at recognising the outstanding talents of individuals aged 18 to 25 this award looks to highlight young people who have made a real impact in their field of business as either an entrepreneur or within a company. Judges will be looking for candidates with enthusiasm, commitment, and the ability to demonstrate results.

Customer Service – Sponsored by: Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce
This award will go to the organisation that can best demonstrate that it has the customer at the heart of the business. Entries should include evidence of how the business effectively meets customer’s needs in order to stay ahead of the competition and how the levels of customer services can be measured.

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure – Sponsored by
Open to any hotel, leisure facility, visitor attraction or event. We are looking for an organisation in this sector that excels in their field. Entries should include evidence in how the business provides excellent customer engagement (which can be supported by testimonials), the effective ways in which you promote your business or event, how your business has created employment in the area, and the impacts that the business has on the local economy.

Innovation – Sponsored by: Kreston Reeves
This award will be presented to the company whose innovative idea has benefited the business through increased productivity, cost saving or development of the brand. The winning business will have created a new product, process or service and will demonstrate how their innovative idea has improved their business.

Training & Development -Sponsored by
Training and development is one of the most important components within any successful business, regardless of size or market sector. This award will go to the business that can best demonstrate a visible commitment towards an inclusive training and development plan and can prove how investment in training has brought success.

Green Business – Sponsored by
This award is open to all types of businesses and will go to the business which can best demonstrate how its ‘green’ and ‘sustainability’ ethos and practices have positively contributed towards improving efficiency and potentially lowering costs, as well as providing a cleaner, healthier work and trading environment.

Retailer – Sponsored by: Worthing Town Centre Initiative
This award focuses on retailers in the area, that excel in their field. The winning retailer will show evidence of growth and financial performance, quality of products they offer, successful online digital presence, maintaining and building a loyal customer base or how they provide a unique customer experience to stand out from the competition.

Place to Eat and/or Drink – Sponsored by
This category is open to restaurants, hotels, cafes and pubs who offer their guests or customers consistently high quality food and drink in an enjoyable atmosphere.


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