The 2015 Cambridge News and Cambridge Business magazine Business Excellence Awards nominations have now been launched.
Hewitsons has been a proud long term sponsor of the Cambridge Business Excellence Awards and Partner Jason Williams has sat on the judging panel in previous years and will do so again this year. Mr Williams said "the Business Excellence Awards are a great way to showcase local businesses and companies and give them the recognition they deserve".
For this year’s awards you can chose to either nominate yourself or your company, or someone else and their business for an award. The categories and brief descriptions are as follows:
HEWITSONS AWARD FOR BUSINESS INNOVATION
Which company’s initiative in terms of innovation research and development has most impressed you during 2014?
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Which company with a turnover of up to £5 million has impressed you most in terms of innovation, product, quality, service, imagination, marketing and managerial skills?
BARCLAYS GROWTH AWARD
We are looking for businesses that are achieving sustainable growth in turnover and profit, and can demonstrate their increased market strength. They may be achieving this through adaptability, quality of management, or diversification into new markets.
PURE RESOURCING SOLUTIONS AWARD FOR EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR
The best employer category is looking for a locally based organisation that successfully inspires, motivates, develops and rewards its staff, encouraging employees to work together to achieve the organisation’s objectives within is a positive working environment.
TWI AWARD FOR TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT
An award to recognise companies that have, in the last 12 months, successfully exploited or exported a technology, product or service into international or emerging markets.
BIOMED REALTY TRUST AWARD FOR BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR
Which business person in the region has impressed you most as an individual over the past year at any level?
PRICE BAILEY AWARD FOR BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Which locally-based company/organisation led the way during 2014 in terms of growth, diversification, or consolidation and deserves the accolade of the region’s Business of the Year?
ALLIA AWARD FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Which initiative has delivered or will deliver the most impressive impact on society in terms of social, environmental and economic impact? The initiative could be operating at a local, national or international level but must demonstrate significant ability or potential to make a transformational difference. This initiative could be delivering social impact in terms of the audience it reaches, a ground-breaking innovation, demonstrating quality and/or building awareness of an issue that affects society
MEDIMMUNE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION
The winner of this award is decided by our distinguished panel of judges. To make a nomination, go to www.cambridge-news.co.uk/business/business-awards