Sponsored by Farnell Clarke
The Small Business category is open to all businesses which have an annual turnover of less than £1m.
Entries will be judged on their innovative approach to both product/service development and how serving their customer base has resulted in growth in turnover and profit.
Entries will also be judged on their involvement within their local community and how the business develops its employees.
Entries should be able to demonstrate a passion to grow a sustainable business, underpinned by a strong financial performance through strong leadership.
Areas to be covered in your entry should include: access to finance; research into new product/service development; sustainable practices; market analysis; ability to seize new business opportunities; promotional and marketing strategies; employee development and community engagement.
Copies of current balance sheets and profit/loss statements for the past year must be supplied with your entry.