The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards

The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards are open for entries!

 

The deadline for entries is Friday 8th December 2017.

Business of the Decade - sponsored by NatWest

The Business of the Decade will be selected from the previous winners of this Headline Category.

Each past winner will be invited to participate and the Winner will be selected by our sponsorsd NatWest working with a panel of independent judges

 

www.business.natwest.com 

Business of the Year (Over £1m Turnover) - sponsored by NatWest

As sponsor for the Business of the Year award for companies with over £1m turnover, we are looking to celebrate businesses that can demonstrate an exceptional track-record of achievement.

We are looking for innovative and high-performing organisations that do the right thing for their clients, people and the Gatwick Diamond Community.

Turnover in excess of £1m

 

 

 

 

Business of the Year (Over £1m Turnover)


Business of the Year (Up to £1m Turnover) - sponsored by Platinum Publishing Group

In this Category, Platinum Publishing are looking for the business with turnover up to £1m, that can demonstrate an exceptional track-record of achievement.

We are looking for high performing and innovative small businesses that do the right thing for their clients, people and the Gatwick Diamond Community.

Maximum Turnover of £1m

Business of the Year (Up to £1m Turnover)


New Business of the Year - sponsored by Basepoint Business Centres Ltd

The winner of this award will have shown determination, drive and passion to start and grow a successful independent business during tough financial times. The winner will have also demonstrated their vision to succeed and overcome many hurdles along the way.

This Category is open for independent businesses formed since 1st September 2016.

 

 

Entry Form - New Business of the Year 2018 - Sponsored by Basepoint Business Centres


Business Person of the Year - sponsored by KPMG

The winner of this category will show that they have a clear vision / strategy for their business and are committed to growing their Gatwick Diamond based business. Areas such as increasing headcount, developing and inspiring staff, and involvement in the local business community might be examples of good practice.

Entry Form - Business Person of the Year 2018 - Sponsored by KPMG


Apprentice of the Year - sponsored by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council

The winner of this award will have shown outstanding progress and commitment to their own personal development, and their progression on a recognised learning scheme.

 

The judges will be looking for evidence of where an Apprentice has made a significant contribution towards their workplace and also for evidence of the organisation’s commitment to Apprenticeships.

 

The Apprentice must have been employed by the current employer for a minimum of six months before the entry closing date.

 

The Apprentice must be enrolled in a government funded and regulated Apprenticeship scheme delivered by contract and approved training providers.

Entry Form - Apprentice of the Year - Sponsored by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council


Green Business of the Year - sponsored by Crawley Borough Council

The winner will have:

  • exhibited best overall environmental management, including carbon and sustainability performance; and/or
  • provided the most outstanding eco-service, delivering real improvements in client environmental and sustainability performance; and/or
  • produced the best eco-product contributing to environmental protection, reduction in greenhouse gas emissions or sustainable development.

Entry Form - Green Business of the Year 2018 - sponsored by Crawley Borough Council


The Award for Developing People for Business Success - sponsored by Crawley College

The winner of this award will have shown that they have a firm commitment to developing their people. They will have systematic and effective processes for identifying their workforce development needs and linking these to their business objectives, and will evaluate the success and impact of the training and development activities undertaken by employees.

Entry Form - The Award for Developing People for Business Success 2018 - Sponsored by Crawley College


Responsible Business of the Year - sponsored by University of Sussex School of Business Management and Economics

The winner of this award will be the entrant that can demonstrate how their management, staff, suppliers and clients embrace and engage in bringing to life a Responsible Business strategy which benefits and enhances the wider community that it operates in.

Entry Form - Responsible Business of the Year 2018 - sponsored by University of Sussex - School of Business, Management and Economics


The Award for Customer Delight - sponsored by Thakeham Group

The winner must demonstrate experience of consistently exceeding customer expectations in order to deliver world class customer service and delight.

The winner will have the desire to go that extra mile in order to encourage advocacy and loyalty for the brand/service.

Entry Form - The Award for Customer Delight 2018 - sponsored by Thakeham Group


International Business of the Year - sponsored by the Gatwick Diamond Initiative

International growth has enormous benefits for the Gatwick Diamond economy. This Award will go to the organisation that best demonstrates an international growth strategy that has achieved outstanding levels of sales, profit and market share improvement.

The judges will be looking particularly for effective and innovative individual international initiatives undertaken in the past two years. (This is not an award for overall international performance so small exporting companies stand an equal chance against large companies.)

Entry Form - International Business of the Year 2018 Sponsored by the Gatwick Diamond Initiative


Employer of the Year - sponsored by Search Consultancy Ltd

The winner of this award will be able to demonstrate that they ensure their employees are at the heart of their business, involving them in all aspects to improve performance. You should be able to provide evidence of your approach to people development, communication and engagement, and how your vision and values drive the organisation’s activities. 

Entry Form - Employer of the Year 2018 - Sponsored by Search Consultancy Ltd


The Award for Supply Chain Excellence - sponsored by University of Brighton

As sponsor of the Award for Supply Chain Excellence, we want to celebrate businesses that can demonstrate the establishment and development of relationships between supplier and client. Whether you are the client or supplier, we want to celebrate the very best in The Gatwick Diamond.

Entry Form - The Award for Supply Chain Excellence 2018 - sponsored by University of Brighton


Manufacturing Business of the Year - sponsored by asblaw LLP

The Gatwick Diamond is one of the strongest regional economies within the UK. It has key sector strengths in manufacturing, with companies that are thriving, innovating and competing locally and globally. The sector confronts many challenges, particularly within a rapidly changing and increasingly uncertain economy, but continues to remain competitive, sustainable and future-focused. These businesses are championed in the Manufacturing Business of the Year Award for bringing wealth-creating, job-generating success to the region.

 

The GDBA 2018 Manufacturing Business of the Year category is open to any company, irrespective of size. The company must have a manufacturing operation being undertaken in the Gatwick Diamond region (this can include food and print production). Please visit the GDBA website for further entry criteria details. 

 

Entry Form - Manufacturing Business of the Year 2018 - sponsored by asb law LLP




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NatWest

Award sponsor

KPMG 1

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