The “B3000+ Business of the Year Award” will be selected from:

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1. ALAN KNIPE INNOVATION AWARD  
SUPPORTED BY STARREZ

This Award is open to businesses that have developed an invention or initiative that has resulted in the creation of a unique or new product, service, system, device or process.

2. NEW BUSINESS AWARD
SUPPORTED BY NORTHBRIDGE CAPITAL

This Award is open to businesses that have been operating for over 12 months but less than 3 full financial years and is proving to be a success. This could include, but is not limited to, growth in turnover, market share, employee numbers and / or customers; business expansion; new product development; repayment of loans etc.

3. FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
SUPPORTED BY MICHELLE REDFERN (ADVANCING WOMEN)

Female entrepreneurs are positive role models for women and youth, and play an important role in their business or the wider business community. The Female Entrepreneur Award recognises outstanding achievement by women entrepreneurs that can demonstrate a positive contribution, impact and/or achievement in any or all of the following areas:

  • Best exemplify effective leadership, business growth or sustainability
  • Successful start-up or innovation with proven 12+ months of success
  • Demonstrate cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the well-being of their industry.

4. YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
SUPPORTED BY BUSINESS AUTHORITIES

Young entrepreneurs are positive role models and play an important part in future innovation and success of the industry in which they operate. The Young Entrepreneur Award recognises outstanding achievement by entrepreneurs who are under the age of 30 that can demonstrate a positive contribution, impact and/or achievement in any or all of the following areas:

  • Best exemplify effective leadership, business growth or sustainability
  • Successful start-up or innovation with proven 12+ months of success
  • Demonstrate cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the well-being of their industry.