This award will go to a new business that has been established on or after 30th March 2016. A business that is increasing its potential, the Judges will be interested in innovative products, services and processes. The judges would like to know more about the ‘personality’ of the business and the qualities which make the business successful.
Sponsored by Bravissimo
This category is open to any business that can demonstrate excellence in customer service. Judges will be looking for evidence of how you embed a culture of customer service across your organisation, training, how you seek and act on feedback from customers and any strategies in place to ensure you provide the highest level of customer care.
Sponsored by BID Leamington
This award recognises the young person who has achieved the most over the past year, whether that’s at school, at work or through another project or charity initiative. We’re looking for young people who are an inspiration to those around them, whether that’s through creativity, achievement or entrepreneurial spirit. Entrants must be aged between 16 and 26 on 30th March 2018. The winner of this category will receive a cash prize on the night, as well as one to one mentoring from one of our judges, David Hanson.
Sponsored by IAPS
In recognition of the number of companies neighbouring Leamington that contribute to the town, this award recognises organisations based in South Warwickshire that contribute to Leamington. Judges will be looking for evidence of achievements during 2017/18 such as growth, innovation, community support, and customer service.
Sponsored by WDC Business Enterprise
This award is designed to celebrate the excellent work done by charities, social enterprises and other non-profit making organisations in Leamington Spa.
Sponsored by Aubrey Allen
This award aims to recognise a person/persons that has shown outstanding dedication and achievement within business, organisation or community. This award is open to individuals and/or teams working possibly within a company whom often go unrecognised but who have made a significant impact within the organisation they work, going beyond their job requirements.
Sponsored by Lodders Solicitors LLP
Open to businesses that, in addition to their commercial activities go the extra mile to create a positive impact within their local community. Judges will be looking for evidence of contribution to the community, staff engagement and awareness of community issues, commitment to ongoing community or charitable activities for non commercial gain.
Sponsored by Trelawny SPT
This is open to any business which has developed an innovative product, process or service. From advances in technology, manufacturing and science to creating a winning new recipe or a revolutionary new business service, this award is about recognising those businesses which are pushing the boundaries and finding creative ways to improve their business and customer service.
Sponsored by Withers and Rogers
Your staff are your greatest asset. We want to hear from businesses which are going above and beyond to offer positive working environment for employees. Judges will be looking for examples of career progression, equality of opportunity, commitment to training and development of a positive working culture.
Sponsored by Bellagio Stone
In recognition of the importance of independent businesses, this award will go to the independent business from Leamington Spa that can demonstrate first class customer service and innovative products and services, whatever industry they are in. The judges will be looking for evidence of the uniqueness and the ‘personality’ of the business; the qualities which make the business successful and how they serve and delight their customers.
Sponsored by The Royal Priors
Sponsored by The Box Factory
The Business of the Year Award is a Judges’ Choice award and will be given to the business they feel stands out as an inspiration to other local and national businesses. This winner of this award will be selected from the finalists in the other categories.