The Buckinghamshire Business Awards honour the entrepreneurial spirit, vision, innovation and drive of our business community and celebrate ‘the best of the best’ across the whole business community.
Originally launched in 2006 as the ‘Buckinghamshire Enterprise Awards’, The Buckinghamshire Business Awards are the County’s leading business awards. In 2017 The Buckinghamshire Business Awards will feature 13 categories, reflecting the diverse and dynamic business community operating throughout the County. The awards have a major role to play within the county, showcasing the entrepreneurial spirit and vision of our businesses, which in turn presents Buckinghamshire in the best possible light to the wider community.
We are delighted to announce the venue for 2017. The ceremony will take place at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on Friday 30th June 2017 with tickets on sale from 13th April 2017.
Closing date for entries
Tickets for the Awards Ceremony go on sale on the Buckinghamshire Business First website
Ceremony at The Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
The deadline for entry is midnight on 31st January 2017.
You must download and complete an entry form for each category you wish to enter.
The awards are free to enter and shortlisted organisations will receive one free ticket to the gala dinner in June 2017.
Any registered private sector organisation company of any size located within Buckinghamshire that has been trading for at least 12 months is eligible to enter the awards.
If your organisation is part of a larger business or a franchise, your organisation must function as a separate business unit in the county of Buckinghamshire.
All entries are confidential and will only be viewed by the judges.
The Buckinghamshire Business Awards are organised by Buckinghamshire Business First and any questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
A night like nothing you’ve ever experienced before – the ceremony is something very different and will certainly be a night to remember, regardless of if you are a guest, a finalist or even better a winner!
Your colleagues, important clients and prospects will enjoy the very best in hospitality, cuisine and production.
There are 12 award categories to enter and a business can enter up to two categories plus one Best in District Award. The prestigious Company of the Year Award will be given to a company chosen from all of the finalists across all of the awards.
This award is open to all employers who have employed or provided work experience for a young person under the age of 24 (at the time of recruitment) since September 2015 which has involved training. The award wishes to recognise companies providing excellence in training and career opportunities in the county.
The Business Leader of the Year Award identifies and celebrates individual business leaders who are really going places.
The award recognises charities and social enterprises (irrespective of size) who have made a significant impact in the local community during the last 12 months.
This award seeks to recognise excellence in customer service at a time in which it has never been more important to make the right impression on customers.
Businesses and organisations that enter this category will need to show that they have expanded their markets beyond that of the UK and are working with other international companies, significantly increasing their sales revenue as a result of international working.
This Award is open to any tourism, hospitality or leisure related business, irrelevant of size.
This category is open to any business that started trading after the 1st January 2015. The business cannot be an expansion of an existing business, name change or new location of an existing organisation.
The small business category is open to any business that employs fewer than 20 full time employees or equivalent.
This Award is open to any business within the county that has grown or scaled up since October 2015. The definition of a scale up refers to business which have shown rapid growth with the potential and ambition to continue that trajectory.
Buckinghamshire’s four District Councils are demonstrating their commitment to supporting a vibrant economic community by offering businesses based in each of their district’s the chance to be crowned ‘the best of the best’.
The District Award can also be entered in addition to two other awards or as an entry in ts own right should a company not wish to enter any other specific category.
Finally, the Company of the Year Award will be given to a company chosen from all of the finalists across all of the awards.
Whether you missed out on the 2016 Buckinghamshire Business Awards and want to see what the fuss is all about, or if you were there but your memory is a little hazy (perhaps related to the amount of champagne drunk on the night) then check out all of the pictures from the night on our Flickr account and what happened on social media here.
If the moving image is more your thing, we can cater for you. See our YouTube channel for the videos shown on the night featuring the finalists in each category.
You can find all the winners from the 2016 awards here.