The Business Awards are back!!

After an enforced ‘gap year’, we are delighted to confirm that the Business Awards for East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire are returning for 2021.

The awards had been running for 10 years until the Covid pandemic interrupted the 2020 event. But now they are back! And we are delighted that so many of the partners and sponsors have returned to support this important event in the business calendar.

The launch date has been set for Wednesday 7th July, at which point the official entry form will be available to download. The deadline for entry submissions is 5pm on Friday 17th September.

The Gala Awards Evening will take place on Thursday 11th November, once again at the Pirelli Stadium (home of Burton Albion FC). More details about the Awards Evening will be announced in a the near future.

Please use the Contact Us link if you have any questions or want to get involved.

Timeline for the 2021 Awards:

  • Wed 7th July: Launch of awards, entry forms available, entries accepted
  • Fri 24th Sept: Deadline for entries (5pm, must be on official entry form)
  • Tues 28th Sept: Steering Committee review all entries & select finalists
  • Thurs 30th Sept: Finalists announced, judging visits commence
  • Mon 4th Oct: Tickets on sale for finalists & guests
  • Thurs 11th Nov: Gala Awards Evening at Pirelli Stadium, winners announced

Wed 7th July: Launch date & entry forms available to download

Some highlights from the 2019 Awards Evening

There are 11 Award categories that businesses and organisations can enter, reflecting the diverse and expansive range of sectors and expertise across our region.

Two of the Awards celebrate individuals within the business community, namely the Young Employee/Apprentice of the Year (under 25 years old) and the Rising Star Award (over 25 years old).

Entry forms are available to download and submit from Wednesday 7th July onwards. The deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday 24th September.

The gala Awards Evening is on Thursday 11th November at the Pirelli Stadium in Burton on Trent. The evening is sponsored by CMC Business Advisers. This event is always a sell-out, with priority given to finalists across the 11 categories.

The Award Categories:

  • Most Promising Start-Up Business (sponsored by Burton & District Chamber of Commerce)
  • Small Business of the Year 1-20 FTEs (sponsored by Else Solicitors)
  • Medium Business of the Year 21-100 FTEs (sponsored by PIB Insurance Brokers)
  • Best Use of Innovation or technology (sponsored by JCB)
  • Manufacturer of the Year (sponsored by the Greenbank Group)
  • Best Customer Service Performance (sponsored by Visdata)
  • Leisure & Hospitality Award (sponsor tbc)
  • Young Employee of the Year (sponsored by Burton & South Derbyshire College)
  • Rising Star Award (sponsored by Parker Technical Services)
  • Employer of the Year (sponsored by Infinity IT Solutions)
  • Business of the Year (sponsored by Dains Accountants)

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