Small Business of the Year

This award is open to any business that has a turnover of less than £2m, whose growth, ambition and quality of management has enabled it to deliver on a compelling business strategy.

The economic context of the industry and business will be taken into account by the judges.

The judges will be looking for evidence that include the majority of the following:

Strategy – Evidence of a vision/strategy that may include a Business Plan.

Business Performance – Controlled growth, sustainable and strong performance in the context of the market in which they operate.

Employment & Training – How are your staff within the company given the opportunity to train or be promoted?  And how actively are they encouraged to work as a team or be innovative?

Lawrence Dean Recruitment won the Small Business of the Year Award in 2013

Attwaters Jameson HillThe judges said: “Lawrence Dean Recruitment has continued to improve its service by employing people who have previously worked in their core markets giving them an insight to what their clients are looking for.”

Director Sarah Bennett said: “I am absolutely thrilled for everyone in the company. This is third time lucky for us, so it feels extra special to win. We have got an amazing team and this award is down to them. It’s all about a lot of hard work and a lot of fun too.”