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There are 18 business categories and 2 individual awards to enter. There is no limit to the number you may enter! Good luck.
BEST IN CLASS - BACKING YOUNG BURY

Sponsored by Horsfield & Smith

To recognise businesses, learning providers, private teachers and tutors that can demonstrate exceptional commitment to training and development with specific focus on improving learning and working opportunities for young people (ages 24 and under)

Judges will be looking for businesses which:
•    Can demonstrate a sustained commitment to improving learning and working opportunities for young people
•    Can provide evidence of engaging in Apprenticeships, internships, training programmes and personal development schemes for young people
•    Can identify a clear strategy for maintaining a commitment to training and development initiatives for young people in the future

BEST IN CLASS - COMMUNITY IMPACT

Sponsored by Bury College

To recognise businesses, social enterprises or charities that have made an exceptional impact on the community they serve

Judges will be looking for businesses which:
•    Can demonstrate a sustained commitment to improving the community they serve
•    Can demonstrate links between business success and their community based initiatives
•    Can identify a clear strategy for maintaining a commitment to the business’s community based initiatives in the future

BEST IN CLASS - CREATIVE

Sponsored by Milliken

To celebrate digital, marketing, communications, PR and design agencies and organisations

Judges will be looking for businesses which:
•    Can demonstrate consistently high standards of creative work or campaigns that increases brand/product awareness and raises the profile of their client
•    Have identified new income streams, developed products and/or invested in workforce development
•    Have maximised these opportunities to contribute to the success of the business

BEST IN CLASS - ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Sponsored by HH Smith & Sons

To recognise the businesses that have made an outstanding contribution to reducing their or others environmental impact

Judges will be looking for businesses which:

•    Can demonstrate links between business success and their environmental initiatives
•    Can demonstrate a sustained commitment to reducing the environmental impact of their own or the business of others
•    Can identify a clear strategy for maintaining a commitment to the business’s environmental initiatives in the future

BEST IN CLASS - EXCELLENCE IN DEVELOPING PEOPLE

Sponsored by Longden & Cook

To recognise businesses that can demonstrate exceptional commitment to developing it’s staff through professional training and personal development

Judges will be looking for businesses which:
•    Can demonstrate a sustained commitment to workforce development through training programmes and personal development schemes
•    Can demonstrate links between business success and workforce development initiatives
•    Can identify a clear strategy for maintaining a commitment to workforce development initiatives in the future

BEST IN CLASS - FAMILY BUSINESS

Sponsorship Available

To acknowledge the best family-run businesses in the borough from any business sector

Judges will be looking for businesses which:
•    Have been established a minimum of 5 years
•    Can demonstrate consistently high product or service standards
•    Can demonstrate an investment in training and personal development of family members/employees in order to maintain or improve the success of the business
•    Have identified new income streams and/or developed products and services
•    Have maximised these opportunities to contribute to the success of the business

BEST IN CLASS - FOOD & DRINK

Sponsored by E. Anthony Orme Gallery

To recognise the top businesses working within the food and drink sector including restaurants, bars, pubs, cafe's, takeaways and catering suppliers

Judges will be looking for businesses which:
•    Can demonstrate consistently high product standards
•    Can demonstrate consistently high standards of customer care
•    Have identified new income streams, developed products and/or invested in workforce development
•    Have maximised these opportunities to contribute to the success of the business

BEST IN CLASS - LARGE BUSINESS

Sponsored by Sambro

To celebrate the region’s leading businesses with a turnover in excess of £5m and/or with more than 50 employees

Judges will be looking for businesses which:
•    Can demonstrate outstanding leadership and vision and successful performance against it’s objectives.
•    Can identify a clear strategy for continued business growth and evidence of success in finding new import/export opportunities, new product/service developments and/or new product techniques.
•    Can demonstrate consistently high product or service standards
•    Can identify the impacts of workforce development initiatives on the success of the business
•    Can demonstrate the local economic, social and environmental benefit that their business provides

BEST IN CLASS - MOTORING & TRANSPORT

Sponsored by Platinum Care

To acknowledge the leading motoring and transport companies with a base in the borough including car dealers, mechanics, MOT test centres, haulage companies, valet services, couriers, taxi companies and driving instructors.

Judges will be looking for businesses which:
•    Can demonstrate consistently high standards of customer care and service delivery
•    Have identified new income streams, developed products and/or invested in workforce development
•    Have maximised these opportunities to contribute to the success of the business

BEST IN CLASS - PROFESSIONAL, LEGAL & FINANCIAL

Sponsored by Nettl

To recognise the best professional services, legal practices, accountancy practices, IFA's, insurance brokers and agencies and banking teams as well as any other legal or financial services in the borough. Includes HR and Recruitment companies.

Judges will be looking for businesses which:
•    Can demonstrate consistently high standards of legal/financial services
•    Can demonstrate consistently high standards of customer care
•    Have identified new income streams, developed products and/or invested in workforce development
•    Have maximised these opportunities to contribute to the success of the business

BEST IN CLASS - START-UP BUSINESS

Sponsored by Natwest

To reward businesses in any sector who have taken the first steps to success and have been trading no earlier than May 2015, (less than 2 years old)

Judges will be looking for businesses which:
•    Can demonstrate the research undertaken during development to ensure the success of the business
•    Can demonstrate high product or service standards offered
•    Can demonstrate success in it’s field in a short timeframe
•    Can demonstrate informed projections and objectives for the future

BEST IN CLASS - TECHNOLOGY

Sponsored by The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity

To celebrate the borough's leading technology-based product and service providers including telecommunication businesses, IT support and IT services

Judges will be looking for businesses which:
•    Can demonstrate consistently high product or service standards
•    Can demonstrate consistently high standards of customer care
•    Have identified new income streams, developed products and/or invested in workforce development
•    Have maximised these opportunities to contribute to the success of the business

BEST IN CLASS - TOURISM & LEISURE

Sponsored by Complete Driveway Designs

To reward the top businesses working within tourism, leisure, sports and hospitality including hotels, gyms and fitness centres, travel providers and leisure attractions

Judges will be looking for businesses which:
•    Can demonstrate success through high visitor numbers and repeat businesses
•    Can demonstrate consistently high standards of customer service
•    Have identified new income streams, developed products and/or invested in workforce development
•    Have maximised these opportunities to contribute to the success of the business

Bury Businessman of the year

Sponsorship available

This award is not restricted to business type or size. 

This category is open to all men in business, including entrepreneurial men who have founded their own business; directors, men in senior positions from businesses of all sizes.

Judges will be looking for:
•    Initiative
•    A proven track record of achievements in their field
•    Entrepreneurial / Business Accomplishments
•    Excellent Leadership
•    Overcoming Key Challenges
•    Strong financial performance/growth
•    Role Model / Mentoring

Individuals can nominate themselves or be nominated.

Bury Businesswoman of the year

Sponsored by Square Peg Associates

This award is not restricted to business type or size. 

This category is open to all women in business, including entrepreneurial women who have founded their own business; directors, women in senior positions from businesses of all sizes.

Judges will be looking for:
•    Initiative
•    A proven track record of achievements in their field
•    Entrepreneurial / Business Accomplishments
•    Excellent Leadership
•    Overcoming Key Challenges
•    Strong financial performance/growth
•    Role Model / Mentoring

Individuals can nominate themselves or be nominated.

THE AFG LAW PROPERTY & CONSTRUCTION AWARD

Sponsored by AFG LAW

To celebrate the very best architects, surveyors, construction companies, property companies, developers, tradesmen and estate/letting agents

Judges will be looking for businesses which:
•    Can demonstrate consistently high standards of property/construction services
•    Can demonstrate consistently high standards of customer care
•    Have identified new income streams, developed products and/or invested in workforce development
•    Have maximised these opportunities to contribute to the success of the business

The BusinessLodge Award for Customer Excellence

Sponsored by Bury BusinessLodge

To celebrate the businesses in any sector that have gone the extra mile to put customer service at the heart of the business and that deliver outstanding service that the borough of Bury can be proud of

Judges will be looking for businesses which:
•    Can demonstrate a sustained commitment to providing excellent customer service through workforce development, business structure and/or developing the customer complaint procedure 
•    Can demonstrate links between business success and their customer service initiatives
•    Can identify a clear strategy for maintaining a commitment to maintaining and/or improving customer service initiatives in the future

THE CONNECT COMMS HEALTH & BEAUTY AWARD

Sponsored by Connect Comms

To recognise pharmacies, dentists, nursing homes, domiciliary care, hairdressers, beauticians, beauty salons, and any other health and beauty businesses in the borough

Judges will be looking for businesses which:
•    Can demonstrate consistently high standards of customer care and service delivery
•    Have identified new income streams, developed products and/or invested in workforce development
•    Have maximised these opportunities to contribute to the success of the business

THE GJ Plastics RETAILER AWARD

Sponsored by GJ Plastics

To celebrate the independent retailers and e-tailer’s within the borough

Judges will be looking for businesses which:
•    Can demonstrate consistently high product standards
•    Can demonstrate consistently high standards of customer care
•    Have identified new income streams, developed products and/or invested in workforce development
•    Have maximised these opportunities to contribute to the success of the business
•    In addition to sales and profit growth, the business will display creativity around its shop presentation/layout and product offering

The WHN MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING award

Sponsored by Woodcocks Haworth & Nuttall

To reward the best manufacturing and engineering companies with a base in the borough

Judges will be looking for businesses which:
•    Can demonstrate consistently high product standards
•    Can demonstrate a commitment to workforce safety
•    Have identified new income streams, developed products and/or invested in workforce development
•    Have maximised these opportunities to contribute to the success of the business

May 2nd, 2017
July 9th, 2017
September 14th, 2017
September 25th, 2017
October 13th, 2017
October 17th, 2017
November 23rd, 2017
Open for Entries
Deadline for entries
Sponsors Dinner
Shortlists announced
Judges Meet & Greet
Finalists announced and invitations sent
Awards Ceremony