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Bridgend Business Forum cordially invites you to enter the Bridgend Business Forum Awards 2017.

The awards will culminate in a black tie ceremony and gala dinner on Friday 29September 2017 at the Coed-y-Mwstwr Hotel, Coychurch. This will include: drinks on arrival, a three course meal and the opportunity to network with the most successful businesses in the area.

The Bridgend Business Forum Awards 2017 are open to all businesses based in Bridgend County Borough. Any business which enters into the awards will automatically be registered as a forum member. Membership is FREE.

The categories of awards include:

  • Business Student of the Year
  • Start-up Business of the Year
  • Service Business of the Year
  • Manufacturing Business of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Bridgend Tourism Business of the Year
  • Creative Industries Award
  • Innovative Business of the Year
  • Bridgend Business of the Year 2017

Entry Criteria:
The entry criteria for each category are listed below. If you are keen to enter, please return your application form to business@bridgend.gov.uk or Bridgend Business Forum Awards 2017 c/o the Economy & Natural Resources Team, Bridgend County Borough Council, Level 3, Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend CF31 4WB. (Please note: hard copies of applications forms cannot be returned).

General Conditions:
Must be based or operate in Bridgend County Borough.
Will need to provide details in the application form, in accordance with the entry criteria of the specific category.
Applicants may apply for more than one category.
Where a word limit is indicated for a question on the form,
this must be adhered to.
Do not submit supplementary information.  All information to support your application must be contained within the questions set out in the form.
Applications will be accepted from Thursday 4 May 2017.
All applicants must have applied for entry no later than 5pm on Thursday 13 July 2017.
Applicants will be shortlisted and notified no later than
Tuesday 25 July 2017.


Business Student of the Year

Must attend studies in the Bridgend County Borough area.
Exhibit a good understanding of what is involved in starting and running a business.
Provide evidence of achievement with studies.
Provide evidence of achievements through work related experience or voluntary work.
Provide details of future plans and aspirations. 



Service Business of the Year

Must complete a financial template provided.
Provide evidence, particularly testimonials from customers, of exceptional customer service.
Provide evidence of what makes your business stand out from others.
Provide details of most notable achievements to date.
Must complete a current and future employment template.
Must confirm a commitment to equal opportunities and environmental sustainability.

Manufacturing Business of the Year
Must complete a financial template provided.
Provide evidence of what makes your business stand out from others.
Provide details of most notable achievements to date.
Evidence of product and process initiatives to improve outputs.
Must complete a current and future employment template.
Must confirm a commitment to equal opportunities and environmental sustainability.
 
Entrepreneur of the Year
Must be an individual.
Provide evidence of being entrepreneurial.
Provide details of most notable achievements to date.
Provide evidence of how you motivate and inspire others.
Provide details of future plans and aspirations.
Must confirm a commitment to equal opportunities and environmental sustainability.

Bridgend Tourism Business of the Year
Must complete a financial template provided.
Provide evidence of the contribution to the tourism sector in Bridgend County Borough.

Provide evidence of what makes your business stand out from others.
Provide details of most notable achievements to date.
Must complete a current and future employment template.
Must confirm a commitment to equal opportunities and environmental sustainability.

Creative Industries Award
Must complete a financial template provided.
Provide evidence of how the business has been creative.
Provide evidence of what makes your business stand out from others.
Provide details of most notable achievements to date.
Must complete a current and future employment template.
Must confirm a commitment to equal opportunities and environmental sustainability.

Innovative Business of the Year
Must complete a financial template provided.
Provide evidence of how the business has been innovative – this can be something that is innovative for your particular company. It can be, but doesn’t have to be, something no other business has done before.
Provide evidence of what makes your business stand out from others.

Provide details of most notable achievements to date. 
Must complete a current and future employment template.
Must confirm a commitment to equal opportunities and environmental sustainability.



Start-up Business of the Year
Must have started trading in the past 12 months.
Provide evidence of progress since starting.
Provide the reasons and motivation for starting.
Provide details of most notable achievements to date.
Provide evidence of challenges overcome.
Provide evidence of what makes your business stand out from others.
Must complete a current and future employment template.
Must confirm a commitment to equal opportunities and environmental sustainability.


Bridgend Business of the Year 2017
The Bridgend Business of the Year Award 2017 will be chosen from amongst the winners of each individual category. 

The Bridgend Business Forum Awards 2017 are open to all businesses based in Bridgend County Borough.
 
We will shortlist to three potential winners for each award. Each shortlisted business will receive two complementary tickets to the gala dinner and awards ceremony on the 29 September 2017.

The winner of each category will receive:
Free publicity
A trophy
A certificate

The overall winner of the Bridgend Business Forum Awards 2017 will receive:
Free publicity
A trophy
A certificate
A bottle of champagne


The closing date for entries is 5pm on Thursday 13 July 2017.

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