Thursday 9th March 2017
The Ballroom, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Stadium MK
The 2017 Awards Categories
Entries for the first stage are now open! Hurry they close on 23rd November 2016.
We’d like to hear from organisations who are making a real and tangible impact on our local community; or from organisations who demonstrate that excellent corporate community investment brings long-term sustainable benefits to both their business and the community.
This award is open to any organisation irrespective of size, sector or formation. It is Milton Keynes’ 50th birthday in 2017 so we’d like to hear from organisations that believe their operations have added considerably to the cultural capital of Milton Keynes and its environs now and over the past 50 years.
Design & Creativity
Whichever sector you are in, whatever your profession, we’re looking for examples of the design and creative excellence that makes your business stand out from your competitors. What accolades have you received? What rave reviews? Impress the judges in the same way that you impress your customers!
Energy and the Environment
Companies that embrace sound environmental good-practice beyond the “bare minimum” of legislative requirements, can reap the business as well as environmental rewards.
The MK hospitality sector is incredibly strong with a terrific range of renowned restaurants, bars and hotels that attract local custom and bring visitors to MK from far and wide. And with the city now attracting National and Global events, the Hospitality sector has a massive part to play in our continuing success.
Innovation and Technology
Quite simply, the judges would like to hear how your innovative products or technological services have helped your customers or the World around us, and how you’ve created a strong business in the process.
Leisure & Entertainment
Whether your business is aimed at those who want to take part in a sport, hobby or recreational activity or at those who prefer to sit back and be entertained, this category will enable you to showcase what is great about your business.
The Professional Services sector plays a major part in MK’s success on a Local, Regional, National and, increasingly a Global basis. Judges are keen to hear about the innovation, market-leading vision or superior service standards that you bring to your chosen profession.
This awards category is open to retail organisations of any size who can show how their operations have led to an improvement in their customers' experience and generated higher levels of customer satisfaction.
Small Business up to £5 million turnover
This awards category is open to any business form any sector with turnover less than £5 million that demonstrate how their business has grown and helped create employment and other positive outcomes over the last year.
Young Business Person of the Year
This awards category is open to individuals to either nominate themselves, or be nominated by others, who believe their work has made a substantial contribution to the success of their enterprise or organisation.
Business of the Year
Selected by the judges from the winners of the 13 categories the Business of the Year will have demonstrated truly outstanding achievement across all the judging criteria.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a person to has contributed to the growth and success of the Milton Keynes business community.
A prestigious event for Milton Keynes...
...by Milton Keynes
...by Milton Keynes