The North West Business Awards is not just about filling a room with businesses and having a chicken dinner.
“Our aim is to create a process and awards system which only provides awards to those companies that are truly deserving of being recognised as on the top businesses in the North West of England.”James Caldwell
By pitting the best of Liverpool, Cheshire, Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria against each other, we aim to create an awards process whereby companies can be proud of winning the North West Business Awards.
The North West of England is one of nine official regions of England, consisting of the 5 counties Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside. With over 7 million people living in the North West of England, the region is host to some of the UK’s most vibrant and successful businesses in the World.
The North West Business Awards consists of 15 individual awards:
- Business of the Year Over 100 Employees
- Business of the Year 50 -100 Employees
- Business of the Year 10 – 50 Employees
- Business of the Year Under 10 Employees
- Business Person of the Year
- Business Innovation Award
- Family Business of the Year Award
- Best Customer Service Award
- Community and Social Responsibility Award
- Entrepreneur of the Year
- Sustainability Excellence Award
- New Business Award
- Employer of the Year Award
- Special Recognition Award
- Young Person / Apprentice Award
How are the Awards Conducted?
1 – Nominations are open for all categories. The deadline for all entries is on Friday 30th September 2019. Anyone can nominate an individual or organisation in any of the categories. You can be nominated for more than one category.
2- The judges will independently score the applications, all scores will be submitted to the Awards Chair who will collate the scores. The top 5 average scores in each category will be selected as the shortlist for each award. The Awards Shortlist will be announced on the 15th October 2019.
3 – All Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a short 20 minute interview and supply any additional video content of their business (maximum 10 minutes) in operation to support their application. Interviews will be conducted by the event organisers video and photography partner at their premises in Stockport, Greater Manchester.
4 – The Panel will be provided all the additional video evidence to support each applicants submission, two weeks prior to the awards, the judges will meet to vote for their Top Three in each category. These awards will be announced at the awards on the 27th March 2020 at a venue to be confirmed central to all applicants.