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Ilkley Business Awards

Ilkley Business Awards are back for 2019 and Stray FM are proud to support the best businesses the Yorkshire town has to offer

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Nominations are now open

Individuals and businesses are encouraged to nominate themselves and their favourite local businesses for the Ilkley Business Awards.

There are 13 Categories at the awards which you can find out more about by clicking on their titles below:

Apprentice / Trainee of the Year

Open to anyone on a recognised training pathway or who has been employed by the business for less than 2 years in an apprentice trainee role.

This award will go to an individual who shows a higher level of understanding of their role and the business they work in than would usually be expected, demonstrating a commitment to the business and proving added value to their team or business.

Best Customer Service Award

This award recognises individuals or businesses that go above and beyond to give the customer the best possible experience.

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Stray FM is proud to sponsor the Ilkley Business Award for Best Customer Service. Great customer service is something we believe in passionately ! It’s often the difference between a great business verses an average one and great people are at the very heart of those that excel.

Stray FM is an Independent Local Radio station broadcasting to the western half of North Yorkshire, England.

Business Personality of the Year

Open to any senior business person or sole trader

This award will recognise an individual who makes a positive impact on the local business community. Demonstrating strong leadership skills, creating a culture that excites, motivates and engages staff at all levels and encourages innovation and ambition.

Employee of the Year

Open to anyone working for a business who is not a Director or shareholder

A business is only as good as its employees and this award will look at individuals who demonstrate excellent customer service, displaying a ‘can do’ attitude, a good team player and shows evidence of having added value to the business.

Established Business of the Year

Open to any business which is established in LS29 and has been trading for between 1 and 10 years.

Food & Drink Business of the Year

This award is open to bars, restaurant, caterers, hotels and B&Bs

Showing evidence of strong financial performance and demonstrating excellence in your sector this award will consider excellent customer service and the ability to identify what sets them apart from their competitors.

Health & Beauty Business of the Year

This award is eligible to a salon, individual or manufacturer of beauty products and will be judged on a financial performance, demonstrating excellence, superb customer service and the ability to identify what sets them apart from their competitors.

Independent Retailer of the Year

Open to all owner operated retail stores with no more than two outlets shops.

This award recognises the best independent retail store in Ilkley taking into account strong financial performance, excellent product knowledge, customer service and can identify what sets them apart from other stores.

Leisure & Tourism Business of the Year

This award will recognise a business with sound financial performance that can demonstrate excellence in their area of business, superb customer service and the ability to identify what sets them apart from their competitors.

Long Standing Business of the Year

This award will honour a business that can evidence strength in a wide range of areas. This business should have been operating within LS29 for more than 10 years. Please tell us what has made you successful for such a long period of time.

Micro Business of the Year

This award will celebrate the sole traders and businesses who operate with minimal staff numbers.

New Business of the Year

This award will go to a new business which has exceeded its initial targets, has potential for sustained growth, can show evidence of medium & long term planning and has overcome a number of challenges faced by new start-up.

To qualify for this category your businesses must have started on or after the 1st October 2015.

Professional Services Business of the Year

This award will look at businesses which show evidence of strong financial performance, demonstrate excellence in its sector, offer excellent customer service and can identify what sets them apart from their competitors.

Nominations close on Friday 18th January.

Gala Dinner

The main event takes place on Friday 15th March 2019 at the Kings Hall and Winter Gardens, Ilkley.

More information on being there is available from the event organisers.

Sponsors

The Headline Sponsor for the Ilkley Business Awards is Smart Search who moved to Ilkley earlier this year. They said:

"We are delighted to be the Headline Sponsor for the Ilkley Business Awards next year and we look forward to contributing to the local community where we are one of the newest members.   We recognise the importance of awards events as an opportunity to bring the local business community together and for those award entrants to demonstrate their skills and excellence.   For the winners, it acknowledges and rewards them for their hard work and endeavours building their businesses.  It also gives the community a good opportunity to have an enjoyable, celebratory evening and we are pleased to play our small part in helping this event to fruition. " 

 

Ilkley Business Awards Sponsors Smart Search
Pictured at the company’s offices in Ilkley are Martin Cheek one of the founders and directors at Smart Search with Liz Scott from the Ilkley Business awards team.

 

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