2018 NOMINATIONS CLOSED ON 19th AUGUST 2018

Why enter?

  • Business awards are a recognition of your contribution in St Helens, which presents marketing and PR opportunities.
  • offers you access to our top judges,
  • shortlist and winners’ media exposure
  • networking opportunities
  • a complimentary seat for all those shortlisted at the awards night
  • an opportunity to reward staff
  • offers a chance to reflect
  • undeniably, it feels good!

We have 11 categories to choose from, you can choose which category that aligns with your message and objectives.  Each nomination will be judged on the quality of the entry rather than number of nominations. So if you are a small business, medium or large business, a social enterprise, an individual or a school… NOW is your chance to stand out from the rest and share your story!

Please click here for a printable information leaflet

Entries

You can enter in more than one category. You can nominate your own business and/or a fellow business

Who is eligible?

Nominations can be submitted from the business itself or another party. All categories require the following to be eligible:

  • The business/organisation must have a St Helens base
  • Submitted their nomination prior to the deadline
  • Agree to be filmed if shortlisted
  • All shortlisted will be required to attend the awards evening – 15th November
  • Each entry must be submitted on a separate entry form
  • A sponsor cannot enter an award in the category that they are sponsoring

GOOD LUCK!

Other rules

  • The comments made on your application form should be accurate to the best of your knowledge
  • Information provided should be relevant to activities in the previous 18 months from point of nomination.
  • We will not consider information after the word count limits.
  • Judges will decide the winners based on the written submissions. Try to include as much information as possible
  • Entry is solely on your application form, there will be no site visits
  • All entries must be submitted online, if you have any queries about hard copies of evidence please contact the team
  • The Judges reserve the right to move your application to another category or to add you to another category
  • The Judges’ decision is final
  • Entrants must be available for consultation with the judges should the need arise
  • By entering the awards, you agree to partake in publicity of the awards including the use of any images taken
  • Should a category not receive sufficient entries, it will be withdrawn from the Awards Ceremony
  • We reserve the right to extend the deadline

Deadline for 2018 nomination applications – 19th August 2018

The Categories

Community Impact Award

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SPONSORED BY HALTON AND ST HELENS VOLUNTARY AND COMMUNITY ACTION

Are you a business that partakes in initiatives that support your local community, including apprenticeships, or makes a positive impact through employee led activities?
Are you a social enterprise that has a clear vision, promoted social enterprise beyond your sector, evidenced positive impact?

EXAMPLES
• Ethical, environmental and community goals
• Work with apprenticeships
• Development of capacity of individuals or groups in your community
• Helping people in to employment
• Helping to tackle a particular social issue

Click to download this information (PDF)

Submit your nomination, using the short form below.

IF YOU CAN NOT SEE THE FORM PLEASE CLICK HERE

Small Business of the Year Award

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SPONSORED BY DC&A FINANCIAL PLANNING

Celebrating the contribution of small businesses to St Helens economy. There are TWO Small Business of the Year Awards:

  1. Small businesses with fewer than 10 employees, including Sole Traders and Single Office / Home Office (SOHO) businesses
  2. Small businesses employing between 10-49 employees.

CRITERIA
The judges will be looking at the company and its main activities,

  • What makes them a success and key achievements
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Potential for future sustainable growth
  • Business leadership and management
  • Staff recruitment, training and development
  • Stakeholder engagement and collaboration
  • Investment in St Helens
  • Contribution to St Helens (Raising its profile, pride, aspirations etc.)

Click to download this information (PDF)

Submit your nomination, using the short form below

IF YOU CAN NOT SEE THE FORM PLEASE CLICK HERE

Medium/Large Business of the Year Award

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SPONSORED BY NATWEST

Celebrating medium or large businesses, businesses with 50 or more employees. Businesses who demonstrate exceptional innovation and confidence in addition to effective management practice, sustainable growth and commercial success.

CRITERIA
The judges will be looking at the company and its main activities,

  • What makes them a success and key achievements
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Potential for future sustainable growth
  • Business leadership and management
  • Staff recruitment, training and development
  • Stakeholder engagement and collaboration
  • Investment in St Helens
  • Contribution to St Helens (Raising its profile, pride, aspirations etc.)

Click to download this information (PDF)

Submit your nomination, using the short form below

IF YOU CAN NOT SEE THE FORM PLEASE CLICK HERE

Growing the Visitor Economy

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SPONSORED BY CHURCH SQUARE SHOPPING CENTRE – MANAGED BY GLOBAL MUTUAL PROPERTIES LIMITED

Invest in St Helens aims to promote St Helens has a place to visit, live, learn work and invest.

This award is specifically designed to recognise businesses who support the growth of St Helens visitor economy and promotes best practice.

The award is open to a diverse range of businesses who attract visitors, create economic and social activity, (heritage and culture, outdoors, retail, sport, leisure, culture offer, food, beverages, events etc.)

CRITERIA

The judges will be looking for evidence based on the following criteria:

  • What makes them a success and key achievements
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Potential for future sustainable growth
  • Business leadership and management
  • Staff recruitment, training and development
  • Stakeholder engagement and collaboration
  • Investment in St Helens
  • Contribution to St Helens (Raising its profile, pride, aspirations etc.)

Click to download this information (PDF)

Submit your nomination, using the short form below

IF YOU CAN NOT SEE THE FORM PLEASE CLICK HERE

Growing the Creative Industry Award

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SPONSORED BY CULTIVATE

This award is specifically designed to recognise businesses who are assisting St Helens growth in St Helens Creative Industry economy.

The award is open to a diverse range of businesses example, fashion, advertising, design, film, TV, publishing, music and art.

CRITERIA

The judges will be looking for evidence based on the following criteria:

  • What makes them a success and key achievements
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Potential for future sustainable growth
  • Business leadership and management
  • Staff/volunteer recruitment, training and development
  • Stakeholder engagement and collaboration
  • Investment in St Helens
  • Contribution to St Helens (Raising its profile, pride, aspirations etc.)

Click to download this information (PDF)

Submit your nomination, using the short form below

IF YOU CAN NOT SEE THE FORM PLEASE CLICK HERE

Excellence in Logistics Award

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SPONSORED BY ST HELENS COLLEGE

This award is specifically designed to recognise excellence and best practice in St Helens strong logistics sector.

CRITERIA

The judges will be looking for evidence based on the following criteria:

  • What makes them a success and key achievements
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Potential for future sustainable growth
  • Business leadership and management
  • Staff recruitment, training and development
  • Stakeholder engagement and collaboration
  • Investment in St Helens
  • Contribution to St Helens (Raising its profile, pride, aspirations etc.)

Click to download this information (PDF)

Submit your nomination, using the short form below

IF YOU CAN NOT SEE THE FORM PLEASE CLICK HERE

Excellence in Manufacturing Award

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SPONSORED BY ST HELENS THEATRE ROYAL

This award is specifically designed to recognise excellence and best practice in St Helens strong manufacturing sector.

CRITERIA

The judges will be looking for evidence based on the following criteria:

  • What makes them a success and key achievements
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Potential for future sustainable growth
  • Business leadership and management
  • Staff recruitment, training and development
  • Stakeholder engagement and collaboration
  • Investment in St Helens
  • Contribution to St Helens (Raising its profile, pride, aspirations etc.)

Click to download this information (PDF)

Submit your nomination, using the short form below

IF YOU CAN NOT SEE THE FORM PLEASE CLICK HERE

Employee/Team of the Year Award

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SPONSORED BY UNITE ST HELENS CENTRAL BRANCH

This award recognises inspirational employees who help shape and contribute to the success of your business, who have overcome barriers and are an inspiration to others.

Nominations may be received for an individual or team within your business.

CRITERIA

Judges will consider:

  • Evidence of commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Contribution made to the company in the last 12 months
  • ‘Value added’ the attributes and skills that the person or team has brought to your business
  • Examples of ‘going above and beyond’ the job description duties
  • Barriers overcome

Click to download this information (PDF)

Submit your nomination, using the short form below

IF YOU CAN NOT SEE THE FORM PLEASE CLICK HERE

Employer of the Year Award

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SPONSORED BY LUCAM CONSULTANCY

This award recognises organisations that are removing barriers to work, created a stimulating and supportive work environment and a real commitment to the welfare of its employees. Resulting in high employee satisfaction levels and a well-motivated, ambitious and integrated workforce,

CRITERIA

Judges will be looking for:

  • Positive leadership and management
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • A stimulating and supportive workplace
  • How employees are engaged with company values and strategic goals
  • Employee development, retention and recruitment
  • An approach to employment which helps people to overcome barriers to employment and thrive
  • Evidence of impact of initiatives and policies

Click to download this information (PDF)

Submit your nomination, using the short form below

IF YOU CAN NOT SEE THE FORM PLEASE CLICK HERE

Skills for the Future Award

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SPONSORED BY KNAUF INSULATION

School, business or organisation who work with children of school age to prepare them for the future economy to ensure that St Helens residents are best placed to succeed in work and life, also preparing a skilled workforce for our economy.

CRITERIA

Judges will consider:

  • How you have reflected the future economy
  • Innovation and creativity
  • How it prepares students by equipping them with a broad and adaptable skill set that will best prepare them
  • Demonstrate sustainable mutually beneficial partnerships working
  • Support young people to develop their resilience and adaptability for the changing nature of work.
  • Evidence that the programme has created a positive and lasting change for the group, the wider organisation, community and the business.

Click to download this information (PDF)

Submit your nomination, using the short form below

IF YOU CAN NOT SEE THE FORM PLEASE CLICK HERE

Pride in St Helens Business Award

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SPONSPORED BY INVEST IN ST HELENS

This award will be shortlisted by the judges from all nominations from the other categories.

The chosen nominees and winner will show achievement across the categories

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