Kettering Business Awards Categories

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Start-up Business of the Year

This category is for companies of any size that have been trading for a year or less.  The  finalists will need to show innovation, was there a gap in the market for something new which you identified or does your business offer something new, a bit different or with a twist having a great vision for the future.

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Small Business of the Year

This category is for companies that are sole traders, micro businesses, 2-10 people, partnerships that over the last year have demonstrated strong growth, have a product or a service of a high standard that has a good leading edge on their competitors.

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Tradesperson of the year

This category is for plumbers, electricians, joiners, builders and all other skilled workers. The tradesman that offers excellent customer service will always go that extra mile above and beyond.

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Community Business of the year

This category is open to any business that has shown the most contribution to the local community which will take into consideration the provision of local jobs and a highly valued local service making the business an integral part of the community.

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Food and drink business of the year

This category is open to any business who consistently provides a good dining experience whether you eat in or take away. This can include restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, pubs, hotels, and take away establishments in Kettering and the surrounding area.

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Retailer of the year

This category is open to any retail business that provides a good shopping experience for its customers, a friendly feel that keep shoppers coming back.  This could be a local business that is an integral part of the community, a retailer that helps keep the local community spirit alive and make small towns the place to visit.  There also needs to be demonstration of consistent growth with growing sales over the past year, plans for future longevity and innovation and where the business has its ‘niche’ it its industry.

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Hair and beauty business of the year

This category is open to all beauty salons, nail bars, hairdressers and barbers, tanning salons, make up artists, massage therapists, tattooists and piercing establishments who provide consistently good service, atmosphere and customer satisfaction.

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HEALTH & FITNESS BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This category is open for all organisations and individuals with a product or service that is out there to help people become a better healthier version of themselves. Who continually strive to offer a great customer satisfaction.

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Employer of the year

This category is for all employers that have demonstrated real commitment and support to the health and wellbeing of their employees. A great employer shows positive leadership and management allowing employees to feel empowered and room for development by offering training initiatives resulting in employees feeling appreciated and engaged, keeping a good retention of staff.

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Business of the year

This category is for any dynamic business with 11+ employees, They will have demonstrated continual growth, overcome challenges to drive the business forward along with showing initiative with great management practices.

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