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Awards to celebrate business success along the Yorkshire Coast

Yorkshire in Business present the Innovation & Enterprise Awards in association with the MicroBizmatters campaign.

 

The IEA’s, new for 2020 are launched as a prime opportunity to celebrate the achievements of businesses in the region and especially during the last year which saw business challenges never encountered before.

 

Designed to recognise and reward all types of businesses at the heart of our community, not to mention the passionate individuals that work tirelessly to thrive and survive in the current economic climate.

 

With an array of category options based on length of time trading the awards have been designed to recognise all ages and size of business. 

 

Our panel of judges are advocates for small business success and are passionate about acknowledging the success of businesses along the Coast, recognising businesses of all sizes for their input into our local towns and region.

The Awards

For each category there will be one winner chosen for:

 

  • Solopreneur of the year - Sole traders and self-employed working solo with no employees.

  • MicroBiz of the year – Businesses with a small team up to 9 employees.

  • Business Brave of the year - Individuals and teams of any size that have transformed in the face of adversity. Have you started a new business? Maybe your business has adapted, innovated and/or shown resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic? Are you stronger than before, proud you’re still standing or maybe provided invaluable contribution to your local community in the time they most needed it? Here’s your chance to tell us about your success.

Open For Business

ONE TO WATCH AWARD

Open to new start businesses trading up to 2 years. This award recognises the rising entrepreneur or business.

 

You are already making an impact with a strong business case for a sustainable business and customer following.

 

The judges are looking for entrepreneurs and businesses that are unique and show innovation and creativity within their enterprise.

Awards on offer:

  • Soloprenuer

  • MicroBiz 

  • Brave 

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PHOENIX AWARD

Open to businesses trading for more than 5 years, the judges are looking for enterprises rooted in their local community. Businesses that have shown growth and innovation who approached their problems creatively or with new prospectives should enter this category.

 

Types of Innovation includes new service, alteration, transformation, restructuring, remodelling, alongside revolutions in products and services.

Awards on offer:

  • Soloprenuer

  • MicroBiz 

  • Brave 

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MAVERICK AWARD

For businesses trading between 2 and 5 years, the judges are looking for an enterprise which is established and now known as a local pillar within the town it operates.

 

Judges will be looking for early positive signs, for example founder has attracted investments, initial sales exceed forecasts, ideas for growth, collaborating with other businesses, brand awareness and recognition.

Awards on offer:

  • Soloprenuer

  • MicroBiz 

  • Brave 

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YOUNGPRENEUR AWARD

Aged 30 or under before 01.11.2020

 

Offered to one young person aged 30 or under in each main town along the coast: Hull, Bridlington, Scarborough. The Young Entrepreneur of the year will demonstrate creative flair in developing their business concept.

 

They will show confidence in seizing opportunities and establishing their enterprise. The young entrepreneur will shows signs of resilience in overcoming pitfalls and barriers. They will have achieved a level of Success that belies their age. They show the potential of a future leader or business with great success.

Awards on offer:

  • Scarborough 

  • Bridlington 

  • Hull

Judges

Why You Should Enter

Recognition. Achievement. Success.

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PRESTIGIOUS LIST OF OVER 50 NOMINEES
12 CATEGORY WINNERS
OVER 10000
BRAND IMPRESSIONS
MORE THAN 100 VIRTUAL ATTENDEES