The Innovation Award

Sponsored by East Cambridgeshire District Council

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

Judges’ Award

Sponsored by Ely Chamber of Commerce

This award is not directly entered but chosen from the finalists. It is awarded to

Business of the Year

Sponsored by Whiting and Partners

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

The Customer Service Award

Sponsored by Labour Tech Recruitment

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.

Online Innovator of the Year

Sponsored by Fraser Dawbarns LLP

Open to any business who either trades online directly or uses their business website to promote and enhance their business.

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Employer of the Year

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.

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

Sponsored by RGP Security

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.

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, 2015. It does not have to be registered for VAT.

Commercial Business in the Community / Corporate Social Responsibility

Sponsored by JDR Cable Systems

This award is designed to recognise significant achievement and major contribution to local communities without expectation or direct commercial benefit.

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Business Person of the Year

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.

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.

Small Business of the Year (Including Self Employed)

Sponsored by FSB

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.