Business awards

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Start-up Business of the year

  • Have begun trading in last 18 months
  • Demonstrated sustainability 
  • Evidence of future growth potential 
  • Clear and focused approach to growth 
  • Potential for job creation
  • Demonstrated innovation
  • Proven track record in sales
  • Clearly identified target market
  • Shown good customer focus
  • Demonstrated brilliance at what they do
  • Member of relative professional body

Micro business of the year

  • Under five employees 
  • Demonstrated professional integrity 
  • Demonstrates excellence in customer service 
  • Demonstrates success through innovation
  • Demonstrates commitment to the community 
  • Demonstrates brilliance at what they do
  • Member of relative professional body

Small business of the year

  • Five to fifty employees 
  • Demonstrates professional integrity 
  • Demonstrates excellence in customer service 
  • Demonstrates success through innovation
  • Demonstrates commitment to the community
  • Demonstrates brilliance at what they do
  • Member of relative professional body

Large business of the year

  • Over fifty employees
  • Demonstrates professional integrity 
  • Demonstrates excellence in customer service 
  • Demonstrates success through innovation
  • Demonstrates commitment to the community
  • Demonstrates brilliance at what they do
  • Member of relative professional body

Customer service award

  • Evidence of customer feedback
  • Interaction with customers 
  • Demonstrates brilliance at what they do


Tourism business of the year

  • Demonstrates brilliance at what they do
  • Member of relative professional body

Hospitality business of the year

  • Demonstrates brilliance at what they do
  • Member of relative professional body


Commitment to the environment award

  • Actively consider their impact on the natural world
  • Demonstrates how they reduce their environmental impact 
  • Demonstrates how they preserve, restore and enhance the natural world
  • Proof of environmental ambitions, objectives and progress

Apprentice/young businessperson of the year

  • Aged under thirty 
  • Demonstrates commitment to learn
  • Demonstrates ability to learn
  • Demonstrates commitment to take on new responsibilities 
  • Demonstrates ability to take on new responsibilities 

Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Demonstrates some proven sustainability for their skills/business
  • Have overcome obstacles and or risen to business challenges in terms of products or ways of working
  • Is a good leader and an inspiration to others
  • Can demonstrate good financial performance 
  • Show growth potential and or future diversification
  • Deliver excellent customer service 
  • Demonstrated exceptional achievements
  • Have engaged with their local community 
  • Have embraced personal skills/technology to promote their organisation 

Employer of the year

  • Engagement of employees 
  • Nurturing of employees 
  • Retention of employees 

Lichfield District Council recognition award

  • Sponsored by Regulation and Enforcement – Businesses who have gone above and beyond to protect the public, tenants, employees, environment

Community awards

Lichfield Shining Light – District Legacy Award

  • Has made a positive difference to Lichfield over many years
  • Has achieved great things to help the businesses and people of the district 

Community Hero

  • Has dedicated own time, not part of a business
  • Has gone above and beyond to support Lichfield District communities 
  • Has made a real difference to the emotional wellbeing of businesses or families in need and their local communities 
  • Has used technologies innovatively, supported keyworkers, or supported people to stay active 
  • Supports their community and goes above and beyond to help others
  • Demonstrates the positive impact that has been made and feedback achieved

Charity or Social Enterprise of the Year

  • Makes a big difference to the lives of real people
  • Demonstrates a big heart through support, information or outreach it delivers. Can be financial or otherwise 
  • Connects people or brings together those who would otherwise be isolated

Inspirational impact award

  • Has gone above and beyond for the benefit of the district