Excellence in Customer Service

Sponsored by Visit Lanarkshire

This award is open to all businesses, including social enterprises, 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;
  • customer service is at the core of your business.

then this award is for you.

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Lanarkshire’s Best New Business

Sponsored by Business Gateway

This award is for Lanarkshire businesses trading for less than three years (as at application closing date, 29 April 2022) 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.

then this award is for you.

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Lanarkshire Innovation in Business Award

Sponsored by LESL

This category is open to all businesses that have successfully developed innovative products, technologies or services; adapted an existing one for new markets, or have developed innovative business processes, models or ways of doing business.

Entrants will show a high degree of creativity and dynamism and will be exploring ways to exploit their innovation to its fullest potential.

If your business can evidence:

  • Creation of a new innovative product, process or service, or a new way of working; or adaption of an existing development within the circular economy in the last three years.
  • A clear written description of the development (layman’s terms as far as possible) and its background, including any details of protection obtained.
  • Commercial relevance of the development and actual or projected commercial success, demonstrating how this initiative has helped future proof the business.

then this award is for you.

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Lanarkshire’s Community Impact Award

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 main purpose of the business.

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 initiatives on local people;
  • a plan for continued success;
  • an ambition to improve your community impact;

then this award is for you.

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Journey to Net Zero Award

Sponsored by Developing the Young Workforce

This category is for businesses that can demonstrate carbon neutral practices that are aligned to help achieve, or are on track to realise, the Scottish Government’s net zero emissions target of 2045.

This category is open to all businesses, including social enterprises, that have or are successfully innovating and pivoting to develop either technologies, services, products, internal operations or existing systems that serve to support in meeting the net zero goal for the Lanarkshire region.

Businesses applying for this category will be able to showcase solutions that have been actively implemented, or that are currently underway, which will help drive the objective of net-zero emissions of all greenhouse gases.

Entrants should be able to exhibit and provide examples of how they have put creativity, innovation and inclusivity at the fore when approaching their net zero targets.

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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.

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Lanarkshire’s Employer of the Year

Sponsored by North Lanarkshire’s Working

This award is open to all Lanarkshire businesses, including social enterprises, in all sectors, which can show commitment to most, or all of the following:

  • commitment to the continual learning and development of your staff;
  • flexible working practices/policies;
  • paying or actively working towards paying the Real Living Wage in the next 12 months;
  • how you engage with long term unemployed;
  • employee health and wellbeing policy;
  • taking positive action to reduce the gap in overall pay between men and women – as well as improving gender equality in the workplace;
  • engagement with local authority employability programmes and national emplpyability initiaties e.g. Developing the Young Workforce, Modern Apprenticeships and the Young Persons Guarantee Scheme.

then this award is for you.

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Lanarkshire’s Best Business (0-10 employees)

Sponsored by Red Tree Business Suites at 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.

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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.

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Lanarkshire’s Best Business (51+ employees)

Sponsored by UKSE

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.

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