Award Categories

Lifetime Achievement

Available for Sponsorship

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New Business of the Year

Sponsored by Haribo

The Award will go to an organisation under 3 years old which can demonstrate its progress through the implementation of good ideas, careful planning and a determination to succeed. 

It will possess clear business strategy, it will be operating independently of any other business, and it will highlight its immediate business goals.

We are looking to reward a company that has ambitions to be the best in their sector and to become a household name of the future.

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International Business of the Year

Sponsored by HSBC

The award will go to a company that can demonstrate success in penetrating overseas markets, promoting the reputation of the Wakefield district to a worldwide audience in the process. 

It will be able to point to significant growth or expansion on the international scene, and if a significant part of your business involves exporting goods or services then you could succeed in this category. 

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National Retailer of the Year

Available for Sponsorship

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Customer Service Award

Sponsored by Trinity Walk

This category seeks to reward those businesses that place customer service at the top of their list of priorities. Entries can include a team of people or an individual who has shown pride in helping their customers.

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Employee of the Year

Sponsored by Juice Personnel

This award will go to an employee within Wakefield district as nominated and voted for by readers of the Wakefield Express, Pontefract & Castleford Express and the Hemsworth & South Elmsall Express.

The award is designed to highlight the unsung efforts of a Wakefield worker who goes above and beyond for their company, their clients or their colleagues.

Anyone can make a nomination, whether you be a chief executive or co-worker, and the winner could be in any profession ranging from factory worker to teacher, from call centre manager to lollipop lady.

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Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year

Sponsored by NGC Networks

This award will go to a company with a turnover of less than £5m and fewer than 50 employees. 

It will be able to demonstrate significant growth in its sector, have a mapped plan for future development and it will have maintained a sound financial performance. 

Reward will go to companies which can also highlight an involvement in the community it operates in.

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Peoples Choice Award

Sponsored by YPO

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Business of the Year

Sponsored by Wakefield Council

This award will go to an outstanding business that demonstrates all-round excellence and achievement.

The winning company must have delivered success, innovation and ethics within its sector, proving it is a market leader and worthy winner of this prestigious title.


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Business Person of the Year

Sponsored by The Business School at Wakefield College

This award will go to someone who has made all the right moves in their field of business during the past 12 months. 

They might have driven the bottom line superbly, shown clear leadership qualities or have set up on their own to great success - promoting Wakefield district in a positive light as part of their work. 

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Independent Retailer of the Year

Available for Sponsorship

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EVENT CONTACTS:


Lynda Hargill
Telephone: 0113 2 388197
lynda.hargill@jpress.co.uk

Karen Cross
Telephone: 0113 2 388201
karen.cross@jpress.co.uk

The Wakefield Business Awards 2017
on Thursday 15th June 2017


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