New Business of the Year

Sponsored by Cambridge Commodities

This category is open to any company of any size, including sole traders that have been set up since January 1, 2017. It does not have to be registered for VAT.

Small Business of the Year (Including Self Employed)

Sponsored by King’s Ely

Open to any business within East Cambridgeshire, employing typically 10 people or fewer. Being a very small business is no bar to success in this category.

Medium Business of the Year

Sponsored by Ellgia Recycling

This award is open to any business operating within East Cambridgeshire employing 11-250 full time direct employees NOT including casual staff.

Employer of the Year

Sponsored by Thorlabs

Staff are the most important asset of any business. This category is for businesses which demonstrate strong commitment to staff and asses how employees benefit the business.

The Customer Service Award

Sponsored by G’s Fresh

This category is open to any business no matter what sector. You will need to be able to demonstrate your customer service record and you are able to submit a maximum of five testimonials.

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Retailer of the Year (shop front and/or online)

The ability to sell is vital. This category will focus on sales performance, plus how the relationship between the business and the consumer is developed.

Business Person of the Year

Sponsored by Fraser Dawbarns LLP

Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by their employers or colleagues. The judges will be looking for a business owner, manager who has made an outstanding contribution to the success or survival of the company.

The Innovation Award

Sponsored by Labour Tech Recruitment

Entrants should show how they have introduced new ideas, techniques or technology into the organisation

The Judges’ Award

Sponsored by East Cambridgeshire District Council

This award is not directly entered or necessarily a category winner but is chosen from

Business of the Year

Sponsored by Whiting and Partners

This award is not directly entered but chosen from the winners.