The Working4Business Awards have been postponed!

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and the latest Scottish Government guidance, the Working4Business Partnership have decided to postpone their Business Awards event until further notice. Partners are aware that economic conditions remain a challenge for all sectors in Scotland and West Dunbartonshire and have therefore decided to postpone the awards to allow businesses to focus on overcoming the impacts of coronavirus.

It is uncertain when events will be permitted in the future and although we are really disappointed to have to postpone the awards this year we hope the event will be back, bigger, better and stronger!

Once we have more information regarding the situation we will provide a further update. We will keep you updated via the website and the Awards Twitter account @working4biz but if you have any queries, please contact us on info@working4business.com

 Thank you for your understanding and continued support. Keep safe everyone!

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Business Awards 2020 Categories

Most Promising New Business Award 

This award is for businesses less than three years old that demonstrate a high degree of entrepreneurship and vision for the future, with the potential for further growth and expansion in turnover, profit and employment levels.

Successful businesses will clearly articulate the business idea and start up process, giving evidence of a well-researched business plan and forecasts for business performance. 

If possible, the business should be offering something new to the marketplace and the management style should be entrepreneurial and ambitious. Applicants should present a well-defined vision for the future showing how the business is building towards an enterprise of considerable potential, ideally through evidence of sales, profits and employment achieved to date.

To download the application form, please click here

Best Small Business (1-5 employees) 

This award is intended to highlight successful businesses in the West Dunbartonshire area employing between 1 to 5 full time employees.  They will be able to demonstrate a clearly defined strategy for developing and growing the business in terms of turnover, employment, innovative marketing and communications. Entrants will be able to demonstrate a strong sales focus. Staff personal development and total involvement of the workforce in the growth of the business is also important.  The winner will demonstrate entrepreneurial characteristics with dynamic and measurable systems in place to monitor performance, financial controls, marketing and sales growth.

To download the application form, please click here

Best Medium Business (6-25 employees) 

This award is intended to highlight successful businesses in the West Dunbartonshire area employing between 6 to 25 full time employees. They will be able to demonstrate a clearly defined strategy for developing and growing the business in terms of turnover, employment, innovative marketing and communications. Entrants will be able to demonstrate a strong sales focus. Staff personal development and total involvement of the workforce in the growth of the business is important.  The winner will demonstrate entrepreneurial characteristics with dynamic and measurable systems in place to monitor performance, financial controls, marketing and sales growth.

To download the application form, please click here

Best Large Business (over 25 employees) 

This award is intended to highlight successful businesses in the West Dunbartonshire area employing more than 25 full time employees. They will be able to demonstrate a clearly defined strategy for developing and growing the business in terms of turnover, employment, innovative marketing and communications. Entrants will be able to demonstrate a strong sales focus. Staff personal development and total involvement of the workforce in the growth of the business is important.  The winner will demonstrate entrepreneurial characteristics with dynamic and measurable systems in place to monitor performance, financial controls, marketing and sales growth.

To download the application form, please click here

Best Family Business Award 

The most successful family firms find a good balance between the needs of the business, the owners, and the dynamics of the family. For this category judges will look for evidence of professional management and responsible ownership. Diplomacy and communication skills need to be demonstrated while ensuring that growth, development and strategic ambitions continue to be met.

To download the application form, please click here

Employer of the Year Award 

This award will be given to the business that has created a stimulating and supportive work environment and can demonstrate excellence in leadership & management.

Businesses will have to show the commitment to developing its staff through skills and personal development resulting in high staff satisfaction levels and a well-motivated, ambitious and integrated workforce.

To download the application form, please click here

Developing the Young Workforce 

This award is open to organisations which have developed a partnership that prepares young people for the world of work.  Judges in this category will be looking for evidence of how the business has established the partnership and what makes that partnership exceptional. 

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Best Food & Drink Provider 

This award is open to West Dunbartonshire based businesses that manufacture or provide high quality food and drink products. Businesses should be able to demonstrate a real passion for food and drink and exceptional customer service.

The applicant should also be able to show an ambition to improve the products or services that would result in increased performance. This award is open to food and drink manufacturers, producers, cafes, restaurants etc.

To download the application form, please click here

Young Business Person of the Year Award 

This award is open to dynamic young entrepreneurs under the age of 30 (as at 1st January 2020) running a business. The applicant should be able to demonstrate great success, high degree of entrepreneurship, creativity and drive in growing their business.

Young Business Person of the Year Award will be given to an individual who has set up a business with an ambitious vision and succeeded at achieving objectives set within the business plan.

To download the application form, please click here

Innovation in Business Award 

This award is open to businesses that have either implemented a new product/service or amended an existing product/service or introduced a new way of working in an innovative manner. The applicant should be able to demonstrate that the  innovation has resulted in for example an improved service,  increased market share,  reduced costs,  increased turnover or more efficient processes.

To download the application form, please click here

Dunbartonshire Chamber Business of the Year (West) 2020  

This award is for Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce Member Businesses based in West Dunbartonshire.

It will recognise companies with a dynamic and proactive approach to business and will be awarded to a company which demonstrates all-round business excellence. Entrants will be Chamber Members that can demonstrate effectiveness in business (ie. strong growth in number of employees and/or revenue and profits and/or customer / visitor numbers) and a clear vision for the future of the business with a focus on innovation, the ability to diversify and/or reach new markets. Entrants will also have a keen focus on staff development and will score more highly if they can demonstrate a positive contribution to the community (including business community) and/or the economy of West Dunbartonshire.

The winner will be chosen by a distinguished panel of judges made up of Chamber Board Directors and Associates.

Chamber members who wish to be considered for this award should email: admin@dunbartonshirechamber.co.uk in the first instance.

 


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Partnering with the Working4Business Awards provides a unique opportunity to promote your brand within the business community throughout West Dunbartonshire. You'll benefit from multi-platform publicity before, during and after the event as well as exposure on the night to a captive audience of up to 200 business people.

For more information on our range of sponsorship opportunities, call us today on 01389 737674 or email Leighann.mcgougan@west-dunbarton.gov.uk.

 

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