Thursday 8th March 2018
The Ballroom, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Stadium MK
The 2018 Awards Categories
Entries for the first stage are now open! Hurry they close on 16th November 2017.
Why do your customers come back again and again and again? How do you do it? Indeed what do you do to delight those customers? Whether your business or organisation is in retail, hospitality or some other sector tell us how you have achieved such high levels of customer joy?
Charity of the Year
You are an outstanding charity delivering great outcomes for your beneficiaries. How have you done this, what has been the impact and why should you be judged Charity of the Year 2018?
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. Have the judges raving about you in the same way that you impress your customers!
For you Brexit is merely a strange word. Your business is leading the way in its international trade dealings, forging new alliances every year and trading all over the globe. Tell us how you’ve done it, why you have been successful and why MK plc is leading the way in global trade.
The judges want to find the best examples of new start-up businesses in a city designed for start-ups. How did you turn your entrepreneurial idea into a business reality and why do you believe you will enjoy growing success?
Innovation and Technology
The judges would like to hear how your innovative products and/or services have helped your customers and how the technology used in your products and services makes a real difference to the outcomes you deliver.
Leisure, Entertainment & Arts
Whether your business is aimed at those who want to take part in a sport, hobby, artistic 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 especially when dealing with diverse clients from every corner of the globe.
Business Impact in the Community
You operate guided by strong values. You understand that businesses like yours are part of society not apart from society. Profit makes sense but only when it is balanced by care for the community and the environment. Tell us why you believe your business has made such a positive impact on our community this year.
SME’s make up 98% of the businesses in Milton Keynes and deliver over half the jobs. What makes your SME different? What product or service do you provide that makes you successful and stand out from the other 11,000 plus smaller businesses operating in and around Milton Keynes? Tell the judges why you are unique and deserve to win SME of the year.
Entrepreneur of the Year
The judges want to find the individual whose entrepreneurial flair has created a thriving business or businesses from literally nothing. Who are you? Tell us your story. We all want to hear it and celebrate it with you.
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.
Best Use of Social Media
Whether you are an organisation that uses social media or a social media provider to others showcase how you have used this 21st Century communications tool to drive and grow your organisation reaching the parts other forms of more old fashioned communication can never reach.
A prestigious event for Milton Keynes...
...by Milton Keynes
...by Milton Keynes