Backed by powerful figures in business as well as the IoD and FSB we are looking for the best businesses in Ashford, Canterbury and Maidstone is this you?
Does your organisation have great customer service?
Have you created an outstanding innovation?
Perhaps you are a great employer or run a successful business?
Whatever your business strengths are, you need to shout about them to make sure potential customers choose YOU over your competitors
The closing date for Ashford Business Awards entries is 9 October so if you are an Ashford Business or you know of one then enter or nominate NOW
And for Canterbury and Maidstone you can easily express your interest NOW
EIGHT reasons why you should enter
As well as being quick and easy to apply, it also helps you grow and increase the value of your business
- Gain access to the local business community pre, during and post event
- Strengthen or differentiate your brand image and maximise visibility
- Free marketing – just being shortlisted improves brand awareness and promotes your business to new customers
- Gain valuable coverage in local and regional media
- Good for staff morale and what’s great about the business they work for
- Attracts and retains the best talent to your business
- Increases credibility – a win gives a seal of approval to your business
“The team at Dodgems and Floss had an evening to remember at The Canterbury Business Awards. The evening was expertly ran from start to finish and was an incredibly positive reminder of the strength of local business in our city. We were so pleased to share it with so many inspirational local businesses and walked away, not just with 2 fantastic awards, but with a number of excellent contacts for the future.” Mike Backler, Client Relations Manager, Dodgems and Floss
A study compared the financial performance of 120 award winning companies across Europe. They compared businesses of a similar size and operating in the same industries.
The financial performance was tracked over 11 years. The award winning companies showed improvements in financial performance after just a year of winning their first award.
Three years after receiving an award, the 120 award winning companies outperformed the comparison companies by an average of 17%
During the final year, the award winning companies experienced even greater increases with sales growing by an average of 77% more and operating income by 18% more.
Start up – recognising a new start-up that has shown a clear path to success
Small Business – are you a standout small business that has achieved constant growth
Creative/Digital – can you show evidence of expertise in digital, creative or media technologies?
Customer Service – can your business show that you offer high quality customer service
Innovation – have you brought new ideas to life, whether that idea is big or small
Hospitality – are you a hospitality business that can demonstrate outstanding performance and success?
Express Your Interest