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.
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.
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.