Building and growing a business means that there will inevitably be a great number of ups but also quite a few downs. And when your business finally reaches a level of success after years of hard work, or you create an amazing product or service your clients can’t stop talking about, of course you wouldn’t mind being celebrated and recognised for that! And that’s where awards come into the picture.
Awards and competitions give businesses like yours the opportunity to be celebrated for their achievements within the community. They also provide an avenue for not only your business, but your people and team, to be recognised.
Awards are considered to be one of the most effective ways to raise your business profile, gain trust from potential customers and to increase brand awareness. In case you’re thinking about entering but you’re not sure which one to choose, we’ve listed some of the best awards to enter in Northamptonshire.
1. Northamptonshire Business Excellence Awards
The Northamptonshire Business Excellence Awards (NBEA) recognise exceptional businesses and the people who work within them. Companies large and small, from those that have been founded and grown within the county to global organisations that have established a local base. The NBEAs shine a spotlight on hard-working, talented teams, the people who work hard for the local business community and those who have inspired others over the years.
This year, the awards event will be hosted by actor, comedian and TV presenter, Paddy McGuinness and will take place on Thursday 10th November at the Northamptonshire County Cricket Ground. The NBEAs have 14 amazing categories from which you can choose to enter, including Marketing Campaign of the Year, Business of the Year and the Sustainability Award.
2. Northamptonshire Logistics Awards
For businesses in the logistics industry, the Northamptonshire Logistics Awards are the ideal ones to enter, celebrating as they do the success of everyone, at every level, working in this key sector in the county.
Logistics is an often-overlooked sector, but is key to the success of virtually every profitable business. Successful supply chains increase the sales and profits of any business that deals with the production, shipment, warehousing and delivery of products. This is all the more reason to ensure that the people within this industry are recognised and celebrated.
This year, The Northamptonshire Logistics Awards shine a spotlight on 13 categories including Logistics Person of the Year and Small Logistics Company of the Year. The awards will be held on Friday 16th September at the Park Inn Radisson, Northampton.
3. Northamptonshire Education Awards
Education is an important part of every child’s life – it creates stability and helps to improve the quality of not only their lives, but also the communities and societies around them. In recognition of their important role, the Northamptonshire Education Awards (NEA) are an opportunity for educators and support teams from across the sector to be recognised for their hard work.
The NEAs celebrate fantastic schools, departments and individuals within the education sector. The awards shine a spotlight on the hard-working and talented teams in our county and the people who work so hard for our community. The NEAs include 12 great including Primary School of the Year, English Teacher or Team of the Year and the STEM Award.
This year, the NEA will be held at the Park Inn Radisson, Northampton on 11th November.
4. Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards
The Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards is an annual competition, with Weetabix as its headline sponsor, that is run by the food and drinks industry for businesses within the sector. The awards celebrate all that is great about local produce and drink, recognise excellence within the county’s dining venues and reward those who work so hard within the culinary sector.
The awards not only celebrate achievements, they also provide long-lasting support through individual mentoring, training, and business and marketing support. Definitely an awards event for anyone in the food and drink industry to look forward to.
This year’s awards ceremony will take place at the Royal and Derngate in Northampton on 20th October.