The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards

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Apprentice of the Year

sponsored by Chichester College Group

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 for evidence of the organisation's commitment to Apprenticeships.

The Apprentice must have been employed by the current employer before the 31st August 2021 and must be enrolled in a government funded and regulated Apprenticeship scheme delivered by contract and approved training providers.

 

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2022 Entry Form - Apprentice of the Year Sponsored by Chichester College Group


Business of the Year over £1m

Sponsored by NatWest

As sponsor for the Business of the Year award (Over £1m Turnover), we want to celebrate businesses that can demonstrate an exceptional track-record of achievement. We are looking for high performing and innovative organisations that do the right thing for their clients, people and the Gatwick Diamond Community.

 

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2022 Entry Form - Business of the Year Over £1m Sponsored by NatWest


Business of the Year up to £1m

Sponsored by Rubix VT Ltd

As sponsor for the Business of the Year award (Up to £1m Turnover), we want to celebrate businesses 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.

 

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2022 Entry Form - Business of the Year up to £1m Sponsored by Rubix VT Ltd


Business Best Adapted to Flexible Working

sponsored by Flexibility Matters

This Award recognises business that have made significant improvements, implemented new strategies, or built on existing best practices in flexible working. Whether that is through diverse and new people strategies, redesigning spaces and places for work, new technology, management training, or more simple activities implemented to support remote workers.

The award will focus on the businessregardless of size, who has taken robust steps to ensure a better work life balance and the wellbeing of its staff long term through flexible working.

 

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2022 Entry Form - Business Best Adapted to Flexible Working


Business Person of the Year

sponsored by Richard Place Dobson

The winner of this category will show that they have a clear vision / strategy 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.

 

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2022 Entry Form - Business Person of the Year Sponsored by Richard Place Dobson


Creative Design & Marketing Award

Sponsored by MacMan

This Award is open to creative and marketing agencies of all sizes, freelancers and in-house marketing teams. 

 

Eligible businesses include those in graphic design, PR, marketing, advertising, video and photography; as well as in-house teams. 

 

The winner of this award will demonstrate an outstanding campaign achievement that has brought tangible benefit to clients or, for in-house teams, their own business.

 

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2022 Entry Form - Creative Design & Marketing Award Sponsored by MacMan


Employer of the Year

Sponsored by Loch Associates Group

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.

 

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2022 Entry Form - Employer of the Year Sponsored by Loch Associates Group


Environmental Culture Award

sponsored by Control Energy Costs Limited

The winner of this award will be able to demonstrate that they have worked to embed a culture of behavioural changes within their organisation, changes that will make a positive difference and are relatable to other business that have yet to buy into the idea of embarking on a journey to Net Zero.

 

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2022 Entry Form - Environmental Culture Award Sponsored by Control Energy Costs Ltd


International Business of the Year

Sponsored by Sussex Chamber of Commerce

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.)

 

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2022 Entry Form - International Business of the Year Sponsored by Sussex Chamber of Commerce


Manufacturing Business of the Year

Sponsored by Elekta Ltd

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.

 

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2022 Entry Form - Manufacturing Business of the Year Sponsored by Elekta Ltd


New Business of the Year

sponsored by University of Sussex Business School

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 2018.

 

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2022 Entry Form - New Business of the Year Sponsored by University of Sussex Business School


Professional Services Firm of the Year

sponsored by Crawley Borough Council

Professional services support businesses of all sizes and in a wide range of industries. People working in professional services help their clients to manage and improve their business, and include accountants, lawyers, architects, surveyors, engineers etc.

This award is open to any business or practice that provides high quality professional services to clients requiring the application of knowledge and skills developed from experience and professional qualification. Individuals within the firm would generally be members of a recognised professional body which requires that professional qualifications are maintained and enhanced through formal Continuing Professional Development.

 

The winner of this award will have consistently delivered exceptional service to their clients, demonstrating innovation and outstanding expert knowledge in their field, whilst continuing to exhibit excellence in conforming to relevant rules and regulations.

 

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2022 Entry Form - Professional Services Firm of the Year Sponsored by Crawley Borough Council


The Award for Business Resilience & Transformation

sponsored by EMW Law LLP

This Award recognises business that have demonstrated exceptional resilience and adaptability including, but not exclusively, in rising to the challenges and opportunities faced as a result of the impact of Covid.  This could range from measures taken to ensure survival through a challenging period through to the forming and implementation of plans and investment to ensure future sustainability, including developing people, systems, technology, products/services and marketing.

 

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2022 Entry Form - The Award for Business Resilience & Transformation Sponsored by EMW Law LLP


The Award for Community Contribution

Sponsored by Gatwick Airport Ltd

Open to businesses of all sizes, this award recognises an exceptional and sustained record of supporting your local community.  You will be able to demonstrate the value of your community engagement and support efforts to your business (for example, in boosting your recruitment, retention or wider PR), but your main focus should be on the value you have added for your local community.  Your response to the challenges resulting from the impact of Covid could be relevant.  Entrants for this Award may wish to consider also entering the different, but complimentary, ‘Environmental Culture Award’.

 

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2022 Entry Form - The Award for Community Contribution Sponsored by Gatwick Airport Ltd


The Award for Customer Delight

Supported by Rosemary French, OBE

The winner of the Award 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.

 

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2022 Entry Form - The Award for Customer Delight


The Award for Innovation

sponsored by EY Breakthrough Incentives

The Winner of this Award will need to demonstrate how technology and innovation has led to an improvement or efficiency in their business, whether in just a part of a larger and established company or as part of their overall growth strategy. This technology and innovation can be around a product or service offered to customers or the way processes have been used or developed to help them to establish or grow their enterprise.

 

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2022 Entry Form - The Award for Innovation Sponsored by EY Breakthrough Incentives


Young Business Person of the Year

sponsored by Reigate and Banstead Borough Council

The Young Business Person of the year award celebrates an extraordinary young business person aged 25 and under (on 1 January 2021) who exhibits qualities (such as entrepreneurship, drive, commitment, people skills and creativity), that inspire their own business and the wider the business community. Entry is open to young entrepreneurs building their own business or employees that have had an outstanding impact on their business.

 

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2022 Entry Form - Young Business Person of the Year Sponsored by Reigate and Banstead Borough Council


Headline sponsor

NatWest

Award sponsor

Chichester College Group

Headline sponsors

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