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Category description:

This category is open to any business, irrespective of size or sector, without affiliation to an existing business, that has been trading for more than one year but less than three years as of March 31, 2020. There is no turnover criteria.
The business must demonstrate independence and outstanding performance, particularly over the last 12 months, in a number of aspects relating to their business operation. These should include commercial success, clear plans for growth, commitment to staff, local communities, environment and customers, a track record of innovation and strong leadership.

Entrants will also be required to outline the challenges they faced without access to resources associated with an existing business and how these have been overcome.

This category is not open to those who have set up the business using resources supplied or shared with an existing company. This includes, but is not limited to, investment in a franchise model in order to start a business (franchisee) but is open to those that have developed their business into a franchise operation (franchisor).

Judges will be looking for your success and achievements in the following areas:

• Factors in deciding to start a business and vision for the business.
• Company start up challenges and solutions.
• Independence
• Trends in your business turnover and profit levels.
• Key objectives for the next 3 years.
• Business uniqueness and performance comparison with competitors.

View our entry guidelines and then click here to access the entry form.

Interested in winning this award? Enter now

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*Please note that you can only enter a maximum of 4 categories per company each year

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