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Training and Development is one of the most important aspects within any successful business, regardless of size, shape or market sector. The power of people’s performance has long been the backbone of improved productivity and increased business growth.

 

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 activates and not about how much your spend on these activities. This is not an award just for marketing and communications businesses.

 

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

 

Entrepreneurs come from all types of backgrounds and set up businesses for a whole variety of differing reasons. Our judges are looking for the best male or female entrepreneur that can demonstrate their drive, ambition, and tenacity to make their business succeed.

 

New Business success is an important part for our economy’s lifeblood. As a result it is important that new businesses - across a broad spectrum of products and 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 businesses trading for less than three full years.

 

First Class Customer Service is embedded into the operational model of every successful business, regardless of size, market or products and service. Successful business can demonstrate how their staff and operational practices lead to excellent service and retained custom.

 

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

 

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

 

Independently-owned local companies are the lifeblood of our local economies and are a vital cog in the wheel of London’s economy. This award is open to any independently-owned business (including franchises) in any sector.

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.

 

The success of businesses doing more within their local community is growing quite sharply. This award is open to any non-profit organisation that can demonstrate how it has rolled out a project or initiative that has delivered significant and tangible benefits to the local community.

 

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.

 

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