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Businessperson of the Year

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This award recognises an individual who stands out from the crowd, demonstrates outstanding achievement and inspires others around them.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in the Central South region. Nominations for this award can be from the entrant themselves or a third party.

Large Business of the Year +£5m

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This award recognises a business that has demonstrated outstanding achievements in all aspects of their business. The business will illustrate strong growth, innovation and leadership as well as a clear vision.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in the Central South region and a turnover over £5 million.

SME Business of the Year -£5m

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2023 Allica Bank

This award recognises a business that has demonstrated outstanding achievements in all aspects of their business. The business will illustrate strong growth, innovation and leadership as well as a clear vision.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in the Central South region and a turnover under £5million.

Business Growth Award

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This award recognises a business which, through outstanding vision and leadership, has achieved significant and sustained growth over a three-year period.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in the Central South region and growth over three-year period (January 2021 and January 2024).

Best New Business Award

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2023 HSDC

This award recognises a business with entrepreneurial aptitude, vision, ambition, drive and commercial acumen to build a successful enterprise from start-up.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in the Central South region. The business must have started to trade no earlier than January 2021 and no later than July 2023.

Professional Services Award

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This award recognises excellence in regulated sector management under-pinned by a strong financial performance and adherence to a professional code of conduct. This category covers a wide range of professional services including legal, financial, recruitment and consultancies.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in the Central South region.

International Business of the Year

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This award recognises a business that is trading internationally through selling a product or service overseas. The company should demonstrate commercial success and a clear plan to develop its international offering.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in the Central South region.

Sustainability Champion Award

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This award recognises a business that has gone ‘above and beyond’ in bringing about sustainable change within its business.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in the Central South region.

Best Customer Service Award

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This award recognises a business that exceeds customer expectations in all areas of the business by providing the very highest level of customer service.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in the Central South region.

Construction Project of the Year

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This award recognises excellence in a construction project in the Central South region that has been completed within the past 12 months. The business will demonstrate a high standard of work, adherence to budget and client satisfaction in a healthy and safe working environment.

Eligibility - entry is open to any project built in the Central South region and completed between January 2023 and January 2024.

Future Talent of the Year

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This award recognises the achievements of a young professional aged between 18-30 who has achieved a level of business success that defies their age. Their story will demonstrate tenacity, determination and will be known by peers/mentors as 'one to watch'.

Eligibility - this category is open to an individual aged 30 or under before January 1st 2024 and working for a business based in the Central South region. Nominations for this award can be from the entrant themselves or a third party.

Property Developer of the Year

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Lloyds

This award recognises a property developer that has demonstrated outstanding achievements in all aspects of their organisation.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in the Central South region.

Community Hero Award

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This award recognises a business whose contribution to society makes a substantial difference to the lives of others.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in the Central South region.

Innovation of the Year

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This award recognises a business that has made significant strides in their field, be it developing a new product or by introducing a new process or system to an existing business.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in the Central South region.

Employer of the Year

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This award recognises a business that has created a healthy and supportive work environment with a genuine commitment to the wellbeing of its employees.

Eligibility - entry is open to any business with an office based in the Central South region.

Company of the Year

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The winner of this award will be selected from all other categories finalists. This winner will be chosen by the sponsoring judge and recognises a business they feel stands out as an inspiration to other businesses.

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