North Norfolk Business Awards 2019

Now open for nominations

North Norfolk Business Awards 2019

A better place for business

Welcome to the North Norfolk Business Awards 2019 (#nnba19)

Following 2018’s successful awards, they are back to celebrate the best of business in the district. It’s your chance to shine, and gives us the chance to highlight the diversity and excellence of businesses across North Norfolk.

This year there are eight categories, including the new category of Small Business, which we have added following feedback from last year. It’s free to enter, and you can enter as many categories as you would like.

It’s our chance to celebrate, promote and unearth the many great things that are happening in North Norfolk, and show how this really is a better place to do business.

The window for entries is now open, and you have until 6 January 2019 to send your nominations.

The judging panel will review all entries, and shortlisted businesses in each category will be invited to an awards ceremony at Gresham’s School on 21 February 2019, where the winners will be announced.

The Awards

The Agriculture, Horticulture and Countryside Award in association with Archant

Agriculture, horticulture and the countryside is a mainstay of the district’s economy. Agritech businesses that have helped improve yield and efficiency, farmers or co-operatives that have opened up new markets, suppliers who have helped the industry improve profitability, and businesses that have shown great management of the countryside can enter this category.

The Business Growth Award

Businesses that enter this category will be able to show strong, sustainable growth and have a clear plan on how this will be maintained in the future. Businesses that have boosted their exports or have recently moved into the district or made significant investments are welcome to enter this category.

The Environment Award

This award recognises the green pioneers and innovators who are leading the way in their use of environmentally-friendly practices. Applications can include the use of new technology, projects to improve sustainability and reduce an organisation’s environmental impact, and products and services that help others improve their own impact are encouraged to enter this category.

The Innovation Award

This category celebrates businesses that are innovating today to help secure a successful future. Entrants will be able to show how they have introduced new ideas or working practices into their existing operations. This can include research and development or collaborations.

The New Business Award in association with eastlaw

This category is open to businesses that have been in existence for no more than two years. Entrants will need to show how they have found their own niche in the market, how their ongoing operations will benefit the district (for example, offering a needed service, providing employment or raising the district’s profile) and how they have a sustainable business plan.

The Small Business Award in association with Menta

This award is open to businesses with up to ten employees. Small businesses are the backbone of the economy, and entries are welcome from ambitious start-ups that are offering something new as well as from more established operations that have embedded themselves in the community.

The Tourism and Hospitality Award in association with Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Tourism and hospitality is a key business sector in the district. This category highlights businesses that, as well as being successful in their own right, have actively promoted the area and helped develop North Norfolk’s reputation as a premier tourist and visitor destination.

The Young People and Skills Award in association with New Anglia LEP

This award recognises local businesses which are working to raise aspirations, provide opportunities for young people and improve the skills of their workforce. The award will look for examples of strong leadership, and innovative ways to promote the diverse range of career opportunities across the district.

Sponsors

eastlaw
Fakenham and Wells Times
Menta
New Anglia LEP
Norfolk Chamber of Commerce
North Norfolk News
Thursford