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2017 Award Categories – 10th Anniversary Sponsors

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Business of the Decade

New for 2017 the 10th Anniversary

This award will be celebrate a true Great Yarmouth success story. Judges will look for businesses who can evidence a sustained commitment to Borough and a have become a role model in their own industry. Attributes such as resilience, growth and innovation will have been displayed throughout. The winning business will have exemplified Great Yarmouth’s ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ in recent years and will have had an operating base in the Great Yarmouth Borough Council administrative area for at least five years. It will have achieved market-leading status and be well–regarded by industry peers within and beyond the Borough.

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Media Sponsor

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Great Engineering/Manufacturing Award

This award will celebrate manufacturing/engineering businesses that can demonstrate excellent working practices that have had a significant impact on the company either through turnover, sales, efficiency or productivity.
This award is open to all sizes of businesses who conduct manufacturing and/or engineering from an operating base in the Great Yarmouth Borough Council administrative area.

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Great Investment in People

This award will celebrate businesses that can demonstrate significant passion, commitment and/ or investment in people. This may include training schemes, personal development, mentoring- or post-graduate schemes.

This award is open to all sizes of businesses working from an operating base in the Great Yarmouth Borough Council administrative area.

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Great New Business Award

This award will celebrate new and up-and-coming businesses that can demonstrate how they have turned an idea into a viable, sustainable business.
This award is open to companies that have been trading for two years or less from an operating base in the Great Yarmouth Borough Council administrative area.

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Great Business Idea

This award will celebrate businesses that can demonstrate that a new idea adopted in their business has had an impact on either on an industry issue, turnover, sales, efficiency or productivity. This may include innovative products or services, environmental or energy savings, IT, automation or the use of an application in a different market.
This award is open to all sizes of businesses adopting a Great New Business Idea from an operating base in the Great Yarmouth Borough Council administrative area.

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Great Customer Service Award

This award will celebrate businesses that can demonstrate providing an exceptionally high standard of customer service or “beyond the norm”. Applicants may demonstrate that new working practices have been implemented after an area of weakness had been identified or that they have consistently provided excellent service.
This award is open to all sizes of businesses providing great customer service from an operating base in the Great Yarmouth Borough Council administrative area.

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Great Community Contribution Award

This award will celebrate businesses that can demonstrate engagement with or contribution to the wider Great Yarmouth community, for example supporting local groups or projects.
This award is open to all sizes of businesses with an operating base in the Great Yarmouth Borough Council administrative area supporting the community in this area.

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Great International Growth Award

This award will celebrate businesses that can demonstrate that finding and developing new growth opportunities abroad has improved their financial performance.
This award includes all aspects of international growth including export, geographical expansion and acquisition.
This award is open to all sizes of businesses with an operating base in the Great Yarmouth Borough Council administrative area achieving export growth or an increase in revenue from overseas operations since April 2010.

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Great Family Owned Business Award

This award will celebrate successful family owned businesses. The ultimate winner of the award will be a business that has successfully balanced the interests of the family members with those of the business, whilst being proud of its local roots and heritage. The award is open to all family owned businesses operating in the Great Yarmouth Borough Council administrative area.

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Great Business Growth Award

This award will celebrate businesses that can demonstrate sustained significant growth through turnover, sales or employment.
This award is open to all sizes of businesses with an operating base in the Great Yarmouth Borough Council administrative area who can demonstrate growth since April 2010.

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Business of the Year

This category will be the ‘winner of winners’ chosen from the nine category winners. Judges will look for the business that has shown excellent working practices, sustainability and success over and above the competition.

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Drinks Reception Sponsor

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