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Sutton's business community thrives on its people and its busineses. This award has been designed to be recognise a business or individual that has made a significant contribution to Sutton's business community - recognised as a valued and valuable ambassador for the Borough. Put yourself or your company forward for this award or nominate on behalf of a someone else.

 

SME success is an important contributor to our economy’s lifeblood. As a result of this it is fundamental that new businesses - across a broad spectrum of products, services and operating within a variety of market sectors - continue to start up, grow, thrive and move into a position of longer term sustainability.

The Award is open to all companies with a current turnover of up to £15 million.  It will be awarded to the company that best demonstrate the following:

  • Pro-active Leadership and Management
  • Robust and Fully Integrated Sales /Operational Model
  • Strong financial growth performance results
  • Significant sustained Business/Market growth achievements
  • A clear, concise and impactful plan for sustained growth
  • Innovation and Differentiation within the business 

 

Start-up businesses are an important part for our economy’s lifeblood. As a result of this it is important that new businesses - across a broad spectrum of products, services and operating within a variety of market sectors - continue to start up, grow, flourish and move into a position of longer term sustainability.
 
This award is open to all businesses trading for less than three full years.  It will be awarded to the business that can best demonstrate the following:
• Pro-active Leadership and Management
• Robust and Fully Integrated Sales /Operational Model
• Strong financial growth performance results
• Significant sustained Business/Market growth achievements
• A clear, concise and impactful plan for sustained growth
• Innovation and Differentiation within the business 

 

The success of businesses doing more within their local community is growing quite sharply, as more people recognise and place an appropriate value on this way of engaging.
 
This award is open to all types of businesses and will go to the business that can best demonstrate how it has rolled out a project or initiative that has delivered significant and tangible benefits to the local community through the inclusion of:
• Highly visible and tangible commitment towards the Local Economy
• Clearly defined Local Project or Initiative Success
• Tangible Benefits Outcomes for the Local Community
• Local Community ‘Project/Initiative ‘Legacy’ Commitment
• Local Community Support offered up as standard practice

 

This award is open to any business that integrates marketing and social media as part of their approach to customer service and business development. This award is about how effective these tools are on your business activities nor about how much you spend on these activities. This is not an award just for marketing and communications businesses.

The winning business will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A comprehensive marketing and communications plan.
  • Clear strategy for utilizing marketing and social media as a tool for business growth and strong customer service.
  • Innovative approach to social media, with evidence of its impact.
  • Effective measurement of return on investment.
  • Strong Business/Financial/Market Performance

 

Innovation in business can come in many forms, be it a product, service or process.  Its outcomes too can be many and varied, from a business launch and increased sales to a happier workforce or a cleaner environment. This award recognises the success of businesses that have created and developed innovative products or processes that have improved the performance of their company or led to significant growth.

  • Innovation and differentiation within the business
  • Demonstrable commercial success of the product
  • Evidence of customers satisfaction
  • Clear benefits of product to end-user
  • Strong business/financial/market performance

 

First Class Customer Service is embedded into the operational model of every successful business, regardless of size, market or their products and services set..

This award is open to all types of businesses and will go to the business that can best demonstrate how its customer service ethos and practices have positively contributed towards:

  • Demonstrable ‘First Class’ Customer Service
  • Market and Customer Engagement Excellence
  • Strong Business/Financial/Market Performance
  • Ongoing Business Growth Plans
  • Training and Motivation of Staff
  • Change Agility – Adapting to Consumer /Trading Trends

 

This Award will go to the outstanding individual (or individuals) who in addition to displaying those common entrepreneurial traits can best demonstrate the following:

  • Visionary leadership
  • Development of Inspirational relationships internally and externally
  • Overcoming barriers to success and obstacles to growth
  • Strong financial performance results
  • Significant current business growth achievements
  • A clear, concise and impactful plan for sustained growth
  • Innovation and Differentiation within the business

To enter this category you must register your business.

 

There are a number of important reasons why companies decide to embed a ‘Green’ Policy into their business - the most significant being the preservation of the world’s natural resources, as being the responsibility of every individual both at work and at home.

This award is open to all types of businesses and will go to the business that can best demonstrate how its ‘Green’ and ‘Sustainability’ ethos and practices have positively contributed towards:

  • Successful Carbon Reduction
  • High Impact Recycling Policy
  • Strong Commitment to Sustainability
  • Integrated Green Policy and Business Plan
  • ‘Green’ Drivers within Performance and Growth Plan
  • Promotion and Adoption of Green Innovation and Technologies

 

Training and staff development is one of the most important aspects within any successful business, regardless of size, shape or market sector. The power of staff performance has long been the backbone of improved productivity and increased business growth.This award is open to all types of businesses and will go to the business that can best demonstrate how its ‘Training and ‘Development’ ethos and practices have positively contributed towards:

  • Highly visible and tangible commitment towards  Training and Development
  • Strong Training and Development alignment with Propositions and Markets
  • ‘Business Growth’ Drivers within Training and Development Plan
  • Promotion and Adoption of Training and Development
  • Integrated and Inclusive Training and Development Plan
  • High Impact Training and Development Results

To enter this category you must register your business.

 

Best Business for Food & Hospitality

The Award

Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism is one of the UK’s largest industry sectors, employing almost two million people which equates to 7% of all UK jobs.

This award is open to all businesses from across this industry and will go to the business that can best demonstrate the following:

  • Demonstrable ‘First Class’ Customer Service
  • Customer and Market Engagement Excellence
  • A Clear, Concise and Impactful Plan for Growth
  • Strong Business/Financial/Market Performance

Proposition and Services Innovation and Differentiation

 

Retail sales are an extremely important economic indicator because consumer spending drives much of our economy. There is also a significant supply chain footprint sitting behind every thriving retail outlet - be that online, High Street or out of town - relying on the performance of the retailer to sustain the vibrancy of their own economic eco system. 

This award sets out to recognise and acknowledge the ongoing contribution that independent retailers make in growing and sustaining our economy and also acknowledges the leading role that retailing plays in setting down the standard for customer service excellence.

 

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