Categories for 2024

The closing date for entries is 19th July 2024

We held our inaugural Awards in October 2022 and it was a much needed event to bring businesses together, celebrate our achievements and shine a spotlight on businesses who have thrived, not just survived.

Calderdale is known for it’s kindness and resilience and we are so proud of how businesses have made the area a great place to live and work and for helping to put Calderdale on the map.

We are looking to celebrate excellence, not popularity. That’s why we suggest that you spend time and effort collating the information to show clear evidence of why the business you nominate should win. The judges are looking for substance and how you meet the category criteria. This is not a popularity competition so you cannot ‘vote’ for a business, you need to carefully compose your nomination. 

The closing date for entries is 19th July 2024.

The Business for Calderdale Awards will be held on Thursday 10th October 2024 at The Venue, Barkisland.

New Business of the Year

This category is for businesses who have commenced trading in the last 2 years.

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Apprentice of the Year

The Apprentice of the Year Award acknowledges and celebrates an apprentice’s exceptional contribution to their workplace. 

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SME of the Year

Celebrating the contribution of SMEs to the UK economy, this award recognises businesses with fewer than 249 employees who have delivered consistent growth whilst maintaining and sustaining their financial position during the last 2 years.

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Manufacturer of the Year

Celebrating the contribution of manufacturers to the Calderdale economy, this award recognises manufacturing businesses with fewer than 249 employees who have delivered consistent growth and who demonstrate innovative products and processes and a fully engaged workforce.

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Employer of the year

This award will be presented to the business which can best prove a genuine dedication to their workforce.

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Excellence In Customer Service Award

This award will be presented to the business which delivers outstanding customer service and their customer satisfaction and loyalty is at the core of their business.

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Business of the Year

The shortlist for this prestigious award will be drawn from the winners of the other categories, (with the exception of the Lifetime Achievement Award). The judges will agree on who they feel is worthy of this highest accolade in the Business For Calderdale Awards 2024.

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Lifetime Achievement

This Award, chosen by the Calderdale Business Awards judging panel, recognises the business leader and personality who best represents achievement and longevity. The Award acknowledges the winner’s sustained achievements throughout their distinguished career.

 

The judges are looking for evidence of:

  • A successful career
  • Impact created through their business endeavours
  • Current contribution to the Calderdale Business Community

Eligibility:

  • Their business career may not have always been in Calderdale but their current business will be based in Calderdale
  • Have already achieved an impact in terms of their impact on Calderdale’s economy
  • Have been in business 25+ years by 2024
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