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 NORTH BRIDGE 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

Female entrepreneurs are positive role models for women and youth, and play an important role in reaching out to the community. The Female Entrepreneur Award recognises outstanding achievement by women entrepreneurs that:

  • Best exemplify effective leadership, innovation, business growth and sustainability
  • Demonstrate cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the well-being of the larger community.

4. YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
SUPPORTED BY BUSINESS AUTHORITIES

Open to resourceful, driven and imaginative young business leaders (up to 30yo) that are also doing great things in the leadership, innovation and new business space, creating a new method, a new idea, a new product, a better process or a solution.

Nominees will demonstrate great ideas and a desire to succeed, often with very little capital backing, who have commercialised their vision and business ideas to ultimately create growth, external investment or innovative business solutions.

Sample Industries; customer service, health, logistics, manufacturing, e-commerce, digital marketing, fashion, technology etc…