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Brand Yorkshire Business Awards 2019

We are delighted to announce our 2019 Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday 5th December 2019 at The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate.

Hosted by Andy Reid MBE Standing Tall

Please join us at our annual Brand Yorkshire Business Awards ceremony where you’ll have the chance to win awards varying from ‘Best New Business of the Year’ to ‘Hospitality Venue’. This is the perfect opportunity to get recognised for the extensive work you do and truly showcase your business.

Strictly for Yorkshire based businesses only, you may be up against some of your local competitors – even more reason to apply!

Finalists will have the opportunity to market their products or services on our Brand Yorkshire e-newsletters which are sent to over 50,000 of our contacts.

It is free to apply, applications are open on the 1st July 2019, and submissions close on the 3rd September 2019 (Please see rules at the bottom of the page)

For more information, please contact:

Richard on 07748117979, richard@cigroup.cc

Mona on 07748117977, mona@brandyorkshire.com

To apply:

Your entry should be no longer than 1000 words, which must discuss how the business began, information about its success to date and why it should win the award category it has been submitted in.  Businesses may apply for more than one category.

Judges will expect to see numbers to support assertions made in the entries.

Please send your application to enquiries@brandyorkshire.com

Entry Criteria:

Best new business (trading for less than two years)

This company will be able to demonstrate they have a concept or product people want to buy, have a clear way of explaining what that is and are on the road to running a successful and sustainable business.

Tell us about how and why the business was started, your vision, the success you’ve had so far (financial or otherwise) and your plans for the future.

Best micro business (no more than 9 employees)

Just because yours is the smallest of businesses doesn’t mean it can’t compete. A clear offering and a well-defined set of potential customers will have led this business to great success in its chosen market, demonstrated by more than just profit, but also customer feedback.

Convince the judges that your micro business model isn’t holding you back, but is actually the thing that’s keeping you competitive! Tell us about how and why the business was started, your vision, the success you’ve had so far (financial or otherwise) and your plans for the future.

Best small business (no more than 50 employees)

A clear offering and a well-defined set of potential customers will have led this business to great success in its chosen market, demonstrated by more than just profit, but also customer feedback. Maybe you work with some really big names, or perhaps you’ve carved out a niche that no one else can compete within.

Help the judges understand what’s unique about your business and why it deserves to be a winner. Tell us about how and why the business was started, your vision, the success you’ve had so far (financial or otherwise) and your plans for the future.

Hospitality Small Venue

This category is for any pub, restaurant, hotel or conference venue with less than 10 employees. Your application must show a clear understanding of your customer needs together with the quality of your product and customer service. Also illustrate what makes your venue so special or different.

Hospitality Medium Venue

This category is for any pub, restaurant, hotel or conference venue with more than 10 employees. Your application must show a clear understanding of your customer needs together with the quality of your product and customer service. Also illustrate what makes your venue so special or different.

Sports Venue

This category is open for any sports club where you can show both success on the field and also how you have made a difference to your local community.

Innovation

The winner of this category will have come up with an idea or product which could change their whole business, even their sector, using innovation as their route to success. Maybe you have moved from exchanging time for money into a passive income model. Perhaps you have totally reshaped the business based on a changing market. You could have invented something which will revolutionise your sector.

Whatever your innovation, tell us about how and why the business was started, your vision, the success you’ve had so far (financial or otherwise) and your plans for the future.

Out of their league

99% of UK businesses are SMEs. The winner of this category will be a micro/small business (less than 50 employees) working for much larger customers, proving that small businesses area a critical part of the supply chain and need to be valued.

Wow the judges with the big names you work with and help them understand what makes you the supplier of choice for those firms. How did you secure the business? And how have you built on those successes to create a sustainable business? Tell us about how and why the business was started, your vision, the success you’ve had so far (financial or otherwise) and your plans for the future.

Property & construction – Small Business

With a team of less than 10, this property or construction business will be delivering huge value to its clients, giving service worthy of large firms, but all done with a small team. Just because your company is small doesn’t have to mean your projects are too. Show the judges the scale of your ambition and talents by telling us about the show-stopping projects you have delivered.

Tell us about how and why the business was started, your vision, the success you’ve had so far (financial or otherwise) and your plans for the future. Feel free to include an appendix of photos of your projects.

Property & construction – Medium Business

Employing more than 10 but less than 50 people, the winner of this category will give large firms a run for their money with its cutting edge design, brilliant service and highest quality of delivery. Whether residential or commercial, the only limit for how far this firm will go is the client’s budget. We’re expecting to see innovative solutions, top-notch design and the highest of quality finishes.

Tell us about how and why the business was started, your vision, the success you’ve had so far (financial or otherwise) and your plans for the future. Feel free to include an appendix of photos of your projects.

Judging matrix

Points Explanation
1 Gives little or no factual information about the business to support the entry. Doesn’t explain much about the business in relation to the criteria
2 Small amounts of evidence or metrics that could be easily challenged. No independent/verifiable evidence. Only a small amount of information about the business in relation to the criteria
3 Gives decent information in relation to the criteria. Attempts to demonstrate a business case supported by limited amount of evidence/metrics
4 A clear pitch in relation to the criteria supported by good evidence/metrics
5 A show-stopping story clearly linked to the criteria, supported by independent/verifiable qualitative and quantitative evidence

Brand Yorkshire Annual Awards Sponsorship packages

We have 2 sponsorship packages available:

Award sponsors – £250 + VAT (this includes 2 tickets to the event)

Main Awards Sponsor – £2500 + VAT (this includes 10 tickets to the event)

Both packages will receive marketing and promotion in the lead up to the event to gain maximum exposure.

For more information please contact Mona mona@brandyorkshire.com

All finalists must pay for their tickets for the awards night alongside the minimum ticket purchases per category, this is to ensure we have maximum capacity at the venue and there is little chance of non-attendees.

Ticket prices:

Single: £69 plus VAT
Five: £299 plus VAT
Ten: £550 plus VAT

Tickets include 3-course dinner, plus a reception drink.

Minimum ticket sales vary per category:

Best New Business – Minimum two tickets
Best Micro Business, Best Small Business, Innovation,  Hospitality Small Business, Hospitality Medium Business, Out of their league, Sports and Property & Construction Small Business – Minimum five tickets per each category
Property & Construction Medium Business – Minimum ten tickets

*Money raised from this event will contribute to the development of the  school at Hemsworth Miners Welfare to help disadvantaged and disenfranchised children.

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