Lanarkshire’s Community Impact

Sponsored by Morgan Sindall 

This award is open to all Lanarkshire based businesses, including social enterprises, from all sectors. Making a positive impact on the local community may or may not be the business’ main purpose.

If your business can evidence:

  • how it has enhanced opportunities for local people living in Lanarkshire where your business operates;
  • any initiatives to help local people such as staff volunteering, on-site childcare provision, community access to facilities, green campaigns etc;
  • the impact of your initatives on local people;
  • a plan for continued success; and
  • an ambition to improve your community impact;

then this award is for you.

Excellence in Customer Service

Sponsored by Visit Lanarkshire

This award is open to all businesses based in Lanarkshire that go above and beyond to offer excellence in customer service.

If your business can evidence:

  • an outstanding commitment to customer service;
  • an ability to meet and exceed customer expectations;
  • a plan for continued success;
  • an ambition to improve your customer service;and
  • customer service is at the core of your business;

then this award is for you.

Lanarkshire’s Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by CMS Windows

This award is open to all Lanarkshire businesses to nominate an outstanding Apprentice that the business is currently training or has been employed and recently completed their Apprenticeship within the last year.

An apprentice is defined as a member of your staff who is training while they earn, and is working towards a nationally recognised qualification.

If your business can nominate an outstanding apprentice who demonstrates most or all of the following:

  • dedication and high level of skill;
  • commitment to personal development;
  • significant contribution to the business and / or sector; and
  • has gone above or beyond the role

then this award is for you and your Apprentice.

Lanarkshire’s Best Family Business

Sponsored by Masonry Solutions

This award is open to all family businesses based in Lanarkshire.

If your business can evidence:

  • a good balance between the needs of business and family ownership;
  • a strong performance record and team;
  • a plan for continued success;
  • strong relationships with customers and suppliers; and
  • an ambition to improve your business performance;

then this award is for you.

Lanarkshire’s Best New Business

Sponsored by LESL

This award is for Lanarkshire businesses trading for less than three years (as at application closing date, 20 January 2020) with a strong trading performance over the last year, that can also demonstrate a high degree of ambition and potential for further growth in turnover, profit and employment levels.

If your business can evidence:

  • the business concept and your start up process,
  • the actual business performance over the past year in terms of actual results to date
  • a well-researched business plan that outlines how you take advantage of market opportunities.
  • an ambitious and well defined vision for the future outlining your forecasts for business performance including sales, profits and employment levels.

Lanarkshire’s Best Business (0-10 employees)

Sponsored by Red Tree Business Suites @ Clyde Gateway

This award is open to new and established Lanarkshire based businesses, and sole traders, with up to 10 employees.

If your business can evidence:

  • a strong performance record and team;
  • a plan for continued success;
  • how your business is different from your competitors;
  • strong relationships with customers and suppliers; and
  • an ambition to improve your business performance;

then this award is for you.

Lanarkshire’s Best Business (11-50 employees)

Sponsored by City Facilities Management

This award is open to new and established Lanarkshire based businesses with between 11 and 50 employees.

If your business can evidence:

  • a strong performance record and team;
  • a plan for continued success;
  • how your business is different from your competitors;
  • strong relationships with customers and suppliers; and
  • an ambition to improve your business performance;

then this award is for you.

Lanarkshire’s Best Business (51+ employees)

Sponsored by UK Steel Enterprise

This award is open to new and established Lanarkshire based businesses with 51 employees or more.

If your business can evidence:

  • a strong performance record and team;
  • a plan for continued success;
  • how your business is different from your competitors;
  • strong relationships with customers and suppliers; and
  • an ambition to improve your business performance;

then this award is for you.

Lanarkshire’s Best New Product or Service

Sponsored by Business Gateway

This award is open to all Lanarkshire based businesses that have implemented and launched a new or improved product or service within the last year.

If your business can evidence:

  • a new/improved product or service within the last year
  • the stages of development from idea generation through to development, design, creation and launch
  • an explanation of the market opportunity and financial results
  • an encouraging and innovative business culture
  • an ambition to improve your business performance;

then this award is for you.

Lanarkshire Employer of the Year

Sponsored by North Lanarkshire’s Working

This award is open to all Lanarkshire businesses viewed as a first class employer by their staff.

If your business can show commitment to most, or all of the following:

  • commitment to the continual learning and development of your staff;
  • how you engage with long term unemployed;
  • equal opportunities for all and
  • flexible working policies.

then this award is for you.