Northamptonshire Business Awards

The Northamptonshire Business Awards recognise and celebrate the very best in Northamptonshire business.

These prestigious awards are open to all businesses across the region and are presented to businesses that have clearly demonstrated all-round business excellence in a range of areas.

There were 15 awards up for grabs this year including three new awards. The categories represent a diverse range of business disciplines meaning there’s something for everyone!

Check out our highlight video below, produced by Chalk Original.

Congratulations to all the winners of the Northamptonshire Business Awards 2023!

Charity of the Year – Sponsored by Mannol UK

Winner: Trilogy Active

Best New Business of the Year – Sponsored by BSL-IT Limited

Winner: Ena HR & Training

Young Business Person of the Year – Sponsored by The University of Northampton

Winner: Vivien Ewing – Iforce Limited

Diversity in the Workplace Award – Sponsored by Learning & Skills Academy CIC

Winner: Mannol UK

Small Business of the Year – Sponsored by Opus Energy

Winner: Beccy Hurrell Voice & Arts Limited

Customer Commitment Award – Sponsored by Mannol UK

Winner: Commsave Credit Union Ltd

West Northamptonshire Sustainability Award – Sponsored by West Northamptonshire Council

Winner: Sedgebrook Hall

North Northamptonshire Sustainability Award – Sponsored by Poppy Design Studio & Marketing

Winner: FMH Conveyors International Ltd

Workplace Wellbeing Award – Sponsored by Commsave Credit Union Ltd

Winner: Northamptonshire Community Foundation

Global Business of the Year – Sponsored by RS Group

Winner: Hi-Force Limited

North Northamptonshire Business of the Year – Sponsored by North Northamptonshire Council

Winner: VMS Limited

West Northamptonshire Business of the Year – Sponsored by West Northamptonshire Council

Winner: Acorn Analytical Services

Business Person of the Year – Sponsored by Paradigm Shift Consulting

Winner: Jevgenij Lyzko – Mannol UK

High Growth Business of the Year – Azets

Winner: VMS Limited

Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Dunore

Winner: Commsave Credit Union Ltd

The Pinnacle Award – Sponsored by Wilson Browne Solicitors

Winner: Marlec Engineering Co Ltd

Here are the finalists of this years Northamptonshire Business Awards:

Workplace Wellbeing Award – Sponsored by Commsave Credit Union

– hireful

– TUTS UK Limited

– Northamptonshire Community Foundation

Diversity in the Workplace Award – Sponsored by Learning and Skills Academy CIC

– The Bedford College Group

– Ball Corporation

– Mannol UK

Global Business of the Year – Sponsored by RS Group plc

– Marlec Engineering Co Ltd

– Hi-Force Limited

– Cartell UK Ltd

Customer Commitment Award – Sponsored by MANNOL UK

– Right Vape

– Commsave Credit Union Ltd

– VMS Limited

West Northamptonshire Business of the Year – Sponsored by West Northamptonshire Council

– Hi-Force Limited

– Acorn Analytical Services

– Gilt Edged Promotions

North Northamptonshire Business of the Year – Sponsored by North Northamptonshire Council

– Ball Corporation

– VMS Limited

– Beccy Hurrell Voice & Arts Limited

Young Business Person of the Year – Sponsored by University of Northampton

– Vivien Ewing – Iforce Limited

– Abbie Campbell – Northamptonshire Health Charity

– Jevgenij Lysko – Mannol UK

North Northamptonshire Sustainability Award – Sponsored by Poppy Design Studio

– Paradigm Shift Consulting Limited

– Marlec Engineering Co Ltd

– FMH Conveyor International Ltd

Charity of the Year – Sponsored by MANNOL UK

– Trilogy Active

– Groundwork Northamptonshire

– Kelly’s Heroes

Best New Business of the Year – Sponsored by BSL IT

– Ena HR & Training

– Four Talent

– SBB Creative

High Growth Business of the Year – Sponsored by Azets

– VMS Limited

– Mannol UK

– BSL-IT Limited

West Northamptonshire Sustainability Award – Sponsored by West Northamptonshire Council

– Sedgebrook Hall

– Gilt Edged Promotions

– Postworks Limited

Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Dunore

– Acorn Analytical Services

– Azets

– Commsave Credit Union Ltd

Business Person of the Year – Sponsored by Paradigm Shift Consulting Limited

– Jevgenij Lyzko – Mannol UK

– Sam Stawarz – Time For You

– Ryan Michlig – Right Vape

– Jason Bridger – Ball Corporation

Small Business of the Year – Sponsored by Opus Energy

– Beccy Hurrell Voice & arts Limited

– Service MOT Repairs Ltd

– Time For You

Congratulations to all the finalists, we can’t wait to celebrate with you all on the 23rd November!

There are 15 awards up for grabs this year including three new awards!

High Growth Business of the Year

This award is open to businesses of all sizes and recognises businesses that have experienced exceptional growth in sales, profit, market share, jobs or international trade.

Judges will be looking for an organisation that can demonstrate the highest levels of growth with a strong plan for sustainable financial performance.

The judges will be looking at:
• Why learning and development is important to the organisation
• How training needs and skills requirements are assessed
• Investment, commitment and support given to staff
• Direct benefit gained by both individuals and the organisation

Sponsored by:

Employer of the Year

This award recognises organisations that demonstrate excellence in the promotion and implementation of a learning and development culture.

Entrants for this award must communicate how this culture has contributed to the business achieving outstanding success.

The judges will be looking at:
• Why learning and development is important to the organisation
• How training needs and skills requirements are assessed
• Investment, commitment and support given to staff
• Direct benefit gained by both individuals and the organisation

Sponsored by:

Workplace Wellbeing

This award recognises businesses that are creating an environment for their employees to succeed by demonstrating their commitment to the health and wellbeing of their workforce.

The judges will be looking for:
• Evidence that the health and wellbeing of your employees is embedded in your businesses culture;
• The activities that your organisation undertakes to promote and encourage the positive health and wellbeing of your staff;
• How you assess your employee’s health and wellbeing needs;
• The impact that your health and wellbeing initiatives have had on your employees and the wider business.

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Customer Commitment

Recognising organisations with a focus on customer service and care this award has been designed for businesses who can demonstrate excellence and commitment in the ever important area of customer service.

Recognising organisations with a focus on customer service and care, this award has been designed for businesses who can demonstrate excellence and commitment in the ever important area of customer service.

The judges will be looking at:
• A robust customer service strategy and evidence of how this is implemented
• Evidence of a strong business performance
• How customer care is tied into staff development plans and how this has driven business growth.

Sponsored by:

Global Business of the Year

This award recognises the strength of Britain’s international businesses. Entrants for this award must stand out from the crowd on the International stage and demonstrate that they have generated significant and/or sustained increases in their export and/or import activity.

The judges will be looking at:
• The level of exports/imports when compared to the size and sector of the organisation
• The barriers that have been overcome e.g. languages
• The degree to which products/services are new and markets non-traditional
• Innovative approaches to establishing and entering new markets

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Small Business of the Year

Open to organisations employing up to 75 full time members of staff. This award will go to the company that has achieved consistent growth backed by a strong financial performance, while demonstrating a clear understanding of the markets that it operates in.

The judges will be looking at:

• What differentiates the company’s products/services from their competitors
• Strong managerial and financial performance
• Innovation
• Potential for growth
• Evidence of the businesses commitment to staff

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Best New Business of the Year

This award is for businesses that have started less than 2 years ago (no earlier than June 2021) and have demonstrated considerable progress to grow, develop, and make a real impact in a short period of time.

The business will demonstrate positive progress in the development of their products or services, sales & marketing engagement, developing a team and providing a great customer experience.

This award is looking for inspiring new businesses that will be seen as local champions for other new businesses from across Northamptonshire.

The judges will be looking for:

  • Growth for the future of the business
  •  Strong commercial performance
  • Financial results

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Business Person of the Year

This award will recognise an individual that has made a great impact within the business world. This individual will show a relentless drive in creating opportunities through new concepts, business or jobs and helping the local economy.

The judges will be looking for:
• Distinct instinct for business
• Strong sense of ambition
• Details of specific project to evidence your hard work and persistence

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Young Business Person of the Year

This award celebrates the finest of our young businesspeople from across Northamptonshire that continue to develop and grow both as individuals and commercially minded young professionals.

The award is open for entry for young professionals (either in a part or full-time role or self employed) aged between 18-35 who have made a positive impact in their current role and gone over and above the ‘day job’.
The judges will be looking for someone who can show how hard work and commitment, coupled with a positive attitude, and has already proven some demonstrable benefits to your business.

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Charity of the Year

This award is for charities based in Northamptonshire who have demonstrated a dedication to helping the community through its support services.

The judges are looking for charities that have successfully implemented and adapted their services across the community.

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North Northamptonshire Business of the Year

This award recognises businesses located in North Northamptonshire that have contributed to the local economy and demonstrated business growth.​

The judges are looking for business that have innovatively implemented initiatives to drive business growth and deliver a positive impact for the local community and economy. This includes supporting the existing and future workforce, working collaboratively within the area and championing business excellence in North Northamptonshire and beyond.

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West Northamptonshire Business of the Year

This award recognises businesses located in West Northamptonshire that have contributed to the local economy and demonstrated business growth.

The judges are looking for business that have innovatively implemented initiatives to drive business growth and deliver a positive impact for the local community and economy. This includes supporting the existing and future workforce, working collaboratively within the area and championing business excellence in West Northamptonshire and beyond.

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North Northamptonshire Sustainability Award

The North Northamptonshire Sustainability Award recognises those organisations who have integrated sustainability into their business practices.
Entrants will be able to demonstrate best practice in resource management, community engagement and their contribution towards the UK Government’s Net Zero target.

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West Northamptonshire Sustainability Award

The West Northamptonshire Sustainability Award recognises those organisations who have integrated sustainability into their business practices.

Entrants will be able to demonstrate best practice in resource management, community engagement and their contribution towards the West Northamptonshire Council’s area wide Net Zero target.

Sponsored by:

Diversity in the Workplace Award

Promoting and delivering Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in the workplace is an essential aspect of good people management.

The Diversity in the Workplace Award will be awarded to organisations who are dedicated to creating working environments and cultures where every individual can feel safe, has a sense of belonging and is empowered to achieve their full potential.

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What are you waiting for? Enter the awards here!

Entries are now open for this year’s awards but be quick, entries close on Friday 30th June. In this video, we’ll cover all the tips and tricks needed for writing an award winning entry!

What are you waiting for? Start your entry here: https://www.northants-chamber.co.uk/e…

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