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The Award

There are a number of important reasons why companies decide to embed a ‘Green’ Policy into their business - the most significant being the preservation of the world’s natural resources, as being the responsibility of every individual both at work and at home.

 

This award is open to all types of businesses and will go to the business that can best demonstrate how its ‘Green’ and ‘Sustainability’ ethos and practices have positively contributed towards:

  • Successful Carbon Reduction
  • High Impact Recycling Policy
  • Strong Commitment to Sustainability
  • Integrated Green Policy and Business Plan
  • ‘Green’ Drivers within Performance and Growth Plan
  • Promotion and Adoption of Green Innovation and Technologies

 

The Award

In a globalized economy many companies need their products and merchandise transported nationally and internationally. Hounslow’s proximity to Heathrow, Gatwick and the south coast has enabled it to develop a thriving logistics industry.

This award is open to any logistics or distribution business with premises in Hounslow involved in the delivery of a finished product from one point to another. We define logistics as order processing, warehousing or transportation.

 

The Award


Innovation in business can come in many forms, be it a product, service or process.  Its outcomes too can be many and varied, from a business launch and increased sales to a happier workforce or a cleaner environment.


This award is aimed at new businesses (less than one year old) or even those on the cusp of starting up and who can best demonstrate the following:


·  A clear link between innovation and outcome

·  Innovation research and development

·  Evidence of innovation sustainability

 

The Award

This award is open to any business with a premises in the London Borough of Hounslow who can demonstrate they are an independent retailer i.e not part of a chain or national group / franchise.

 

The Award

Entrepreneurs come from all types of backgrounds and set up businesses for a whole variety of differing reasons – there are, however, a number of traits common amongst most Entrepreneurs, from drive, ambition, vision and tenacity to inspirational leadership, inventiveness and confidence.

This Award will go to the outstanding individual who in addition to displaying those common entrepreneurial traits can best demonstrate the following:

  • Visionary leadership
  • Development of Inspirational relationships internally and externally
  • Overcoming barriers to success and obstacles to growth
  • Strong financial performance results
  • Significant current business growth achievements
  • A clear, concise and impactful plan for sustained growth
  • Innovation and Differentiation within the business

 

The Award

This award recognises those organisations who ensure their employees are at the heart of their success. Businesses are expected to show how they invest in their staff, engage and include them in the business and outline what it is they do that makes for a happy and healthy workforce. 

  • Evidence of providing a supportive working environment
  • Positive policies and procedures to enable employee training and development
  • Employee engagement and support,
  • Proactive approach to recognising and rewarding employee contributions
  • Comprehensive HR Structure

 

The Award

SME success is an important contributor to our economy’s lifeblood. As a result of this it is fundamental that new businesses - across a broad spectrum of products, services and operating within a variety of market sectors - continue to start up, grow, thrive and move into a position of longer term sustainability.

The Award is open to all companies with a current turnover of up to £15 million.  It will be awarded to the company that best demonstrate the following:

  • Pro-active Leadership and Management
  • Robust and Fully Integrated Sales /Operational Model
  • Strong financial growth performance results
  • Significant sustained Business/Market growth achievements
  • A clear, concise and impactful plan for sustained growth
  • Innovation and Differentiation within the business

 

The Award

New Business success is an important part for our economy’s lifeblood. As a result of this it is important that new businesses - across a broad spectrum of products, services and operating within a variety of market sectors - continue to start up, grow, flourish and move into a position of longer term sustainability.

This award is open to all businesses trading for less than three full years.  It will be awarded to the business that can best demonstrate the following:

  • Pro-active Leadership and Management
  • Robust and Fully Integrated Sales /Operational Model
  • Strong financial growth performance results
  • Significant sustained Business/Market growth achievements
  • A clear, concise and impactful plan for sustained growth
  • Innovation and Differentiation within the business

 

The Award

In a globalized economy many companies are now looking to export their products, services or skills overseas. This category seeks to recognize those businesses already selling their goods and services into international markets.

This award is open to any business with a premises in the London Borough of Hounslow who can demonstrate their international business activities.

 

The Award

The success of businesses doing more within their local community is growing quite sharply, as more people recognise and place an appropriate value on this way of engaging.

This award is open to all types of businesses and will go to the business that can best demonstrate how it has rolled out a project or initiative that has delivered significant and tangible benefits to the local community through the inclusion of:

  • Highly visible and tangible commitment towards the Local Economy
  • Clearly defined Local Project or Initiative Success
  • Tangible Benefits Outcomes for the Local Community
  • Local Community ‘Project/Initiative ‘Legacy’ Commitment
  • Local Community Support offered up as standard practice

 

This award is open to any business that integrates marketing and social media as part of their approach to customer service and business development. This award is about how effective these tools are on your business activates and not about how much your spend on these activities. This is not an award just for marketing and communications businesses.

 

The winning business will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A comprehensive marketing and communications plan.
  • Clear strategy for utilizing marketing and social media as a tool for business growth and strong customer service.
  • Innovative approach to social media, with evidence of its impact.
  • Effective measurement of return on investment.
  • Strong Business/Financial/Market Performance

 

First Class Customer Service is embedded into the operational model of every successful business, regardless of size, market or their products and services set

This award is open to all types of businesses and will go to the business that can best demonstrate how its customer service ethos and practices have positively contributed towards:

  • Demonstrable ‘First Class’ Customer Service
  • Market and Customer Engagement Excellence
  • Strong Business/Financial/Market Performance
  • Ongoing Business Growth Plans
  • Training and Motivation of Staff
  • Change Agility – Adapting to Consumer /Trading Trends

 

Best Eatery 2018

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so important in fact that we think it deserves its own category!

 

This award is open to any venue that serves breakfast and that offers:

  • Great taste
  • Good presentation
  • Variety of choice
  • Great customer service
  • Value for money (but not necessarily the cheapest)

 

Your entry will be judged not just on the information submitted on this entry form but also on the feedback from our customer voting forms. You can download the form off our website or get in touch and we will post some to you.  

 

 

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