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?
Lintbells Ltd won the Small Business of the Year Award in 2012
The judges said of our winner: “Lintbells has shown a strong passion for their business and a commitment to providing a high quality product and service at an affordable price. The employment of staff highly qualified in their field has helped to significantly increase market penetration and create opportunities for sustainable market growth.”
Co-founder John Howey said: “We were very surprised to win as we were up against stiff competition. We have had continuous growth for the past five years at around 50 per cent year on year, and took on another six staff this year. We’re continually striving to improve and listen to our customers.”