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In association with Associate Events

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2020 Awards?

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AWARD CATEGORIES

The Black Country is home to more than 1 Million people and has a thriving, diverse economy that spans a number of sectors from manufacturing to arts and leisure. In order to showcase the breadth and innovation across the region, the awards were divided into thirteen categories with an overall award to boot. Please read below for awards categories, descriptions and sponsors.

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Open to businesses employing fewer than 50 fulltime team members, this award is for businesses who have achieved consistent growth and demonstrated excellence in the markets they operate in. 

The judges will be particularly looking at:

  • What distinguishes your business from its competitors 

  • Evidence of strong leadership and business performance 

  • The business’ potential for growth 

  • Innovations and improvements which enable resilience  

Interested in sponsoring this award? Please contact  01902 912 304

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LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Celebrating the contribution made by large businesses to the Black Country and UK economy.  This award recognises businesses who continue to deliver success and is open to any business employing more than 51 fulltime employees and has demonstrated exceptional financial returns, strong performance or market prominence.  

Judges will be particularly looking at:

  •     Plans for growth and expansion 

  • –    The role the business plays as an ambassador for the region 

  • –    Innovations in products, services or processes 

  • –    Evidence of strong performance 

  • –    Effective leadership and management

  • –    A clear and focused vision 

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FAMILY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award is open to businesses of all sizes, operating in any sector, that is family owned and run by two or more members of the family. Entrants will need to show how their business has grown and what is next for the business.   

The judges will be particularly looking at:

  • –How the values of the family influence the business.

  • –How its board / ownership structure helps to shape decisions 

  • –How the interests of the family are balanced against the interests of the business 

  • –How is the business preparing the next generation of their family to ensure its continued family ownership 

  • –How the business has responded to challenges and opportunities 

Interested in sponsoring this award? Please contact  01902 912 304

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EXPORT BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Celebrating the exporting achievements of the region this award recognises a regional business’ strengths on the international stage. 

The judges will be particularly looking at:

  • –Quantifiable growth in export activity 

  • –Barriers the business has overcome to ensure it is export ready, efficient and responsive 

  • –Approaches to securing international contracts or market wins 

Interested in sponsoring this award? Please contact  01902 912 304

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EXCELLENCE IN MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING

This award recognises companies of all sizes who excel in manufacturing or engineering performance. The judges will be looking at the processes in place that help the business to achieve success. 

The judges will be particularly looking at:

  • –Evidence of significant growth or expansion

  • –How the business responds to challenges and threats 

  • –How innovation and technology have driven improvements or efficiencies

  • –How performance is measured in the business 

Interested in sponsoring this award? Please contact  01902 912 304

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BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

Celebrating business people who have demonstrated a high degree of leadership for both their business and the region.   

The judges will be particularly looking at:

  • –Evidence of leading a sustainable and profitable business / division or department 

  • –Evidence of leading through change 

  • –What values drive the individual 

  • –How the leader acts as an ambassador for the region 

Interested in sponsoring this award? Please contact  01902 912 304

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EXCELLENCE IN CULTURE, LEISURE & RETAIL

This award recognises an outstanding business operating within the retail, leisure, or culture sectors. 

The judges will be particularly looking at:

  • –How the business strives for excellence and remain ahead of its competitors 

  • –Barriers the business has overcome to ensure it is a sustainable business 

  • –How innovation into products, service delivery or new markets has driven success 

Interested in sponsoring this award? Please contact  01902 912 304

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GREEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This award is open to businesses who demonstrate a consistent and successful commitment to managing their environmental obligations by developing and delivering a comprehensive sustainability strategy. 

The judges will be particularly looking at:

  • –How ethical leadership has driven the desire for positive change 

  • –Evidence of successful projects or initiatives 

  • –How the business contributes towards a low carbon economy 

Interested in sponsoring this award? Please contact  01902 912 304

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EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVE GROWTH

This award is open to businesses who demonstrate a consistent and successful commitment to promoting and celebrating the diversity and inclusivity of its workforce. 

The judges will be particularly looking at:

  • –What factors led to this being a key strategy 

  • –Evidence of successful projects or initiatives 

  • –The role the business plays in being a visible champion for inclusivity and diversity within the region 

Interested in sponsoring this award? Please contact  01902 912 304

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BLACK COUNTRY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

All award winners on the night are automatically included as finalists for this award which is then voted for by the Black Country Business Community.

Interested in sponsoring this award? Please contact  01902 912 304

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Interested in sponsoring the 2020 awards?

There will be a range of sponsorship packages available including individual awards, table drinks, social media and more. To discuss the benefits of sponsorship, get in touch today.

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