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01.03.2017


XCEL CENTRE

AYCLIFFE

BUSINESS PARK

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The annual business awards event to celebrate the collective achievements of companies on Aycliffe Business Park.

To enter, simply fill out the relevant form(s) from the list below. You can enter as many categories as you wish.

Deadline for all applications:

20th January 2017

This award is looking for nominations for apprentices from their employers on Aycliffe Business Park, to celebrate and reward people, currently engaged in, or having completed an Apprenticeship. Applications should explore how becoming an apprentice has benefited both the apprentice and the business.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • The business must be based on, or operate from, a location within the boundaries of Aycliffe Business Park
  • Nominated apprentice can be working in any sector

AWARD CRITERIA

  • Candidate must have completed their apprenticeship during 2016 OR still be undertaking their apprenticeship
  • Demonstrate strong employee behaviours, attitude and qualities
  • You MUST indicate how they have added value to your business

DETAILS

APPLICATION

  • Please take your time to present the best case you can as to why you/your nomination should be shortlisted for the award. Use evidence and examples to support your nomination/application. Keep your application focused and brief.

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For an organisation that has implemented an apprentice scheme as an integral part of developing their workforce.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • The business must be based on, or operate from, a location within the boundaries of Aycliffe Business Park
  • Nominated apprentice can be working in any sector

AWARD CRITERIA

  • The business should have implemented at least one apprentice that is currently at the company or has completed their time with your business during 2016
  • Indicate how you’ve actively encouraged apprentices in your company

DETAILS

APPLICATION

  • Please take your time to present the best case you can as to why you/your nomination should be shortlisted for the award. Use evidence and examples to support your nomination/application. Keep your application focused and brief.

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This award will go to a company on Aycliffe Business Park who has performed outstandingly this year.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • The business must be based on, or operate from, a location within the boundaries of Aycliffe Business Park

AWARD CRITERIA

  • Excellence in their product/service; achievement of a strong/growing market share in chosen niche; successful turnaround of a company; successful exploitation of innovation; excellence in setting up a major new operation; enterprises that have succeeded by getting the very best out of their workforce etc.

DETAILS

APPLICATION

  • Please take your time to present the best case you can as to why you/your nomination should be shortlisted for the award. Use evidence and examples to support your nomination/application. Keep your application focused and brief.

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Celebrating organisations on Aycliffe Business Park seeing the best return on investment in people, this award recognises the employee strategy that best attracts, retains and develops talent — and how it contributes to sustainable growth and being an employer of choice.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • The business must be based on, or operate from, a location within the boundaries of Aycliffe Business Park

AWARD CRITERIA

  • This award recognises the enterprise that has driven demonstrable excellence in the following areas: staff development, retention & recruitment; leadership & management; innovation & operational excellence; an embedded ethical culture; creative & collaborative customer service; increased growth or market share; improved financial performance

DETAILS

APPLICATION

  • Please take your time to present the best case you can as to why you/your nomination should be shortlisted for the award. Use evidence and examples to support your nomination/application. Keep your application focused and brief.

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To recognise and highlight a company that has demonstrated engineering and manufacturing excellence.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • The business must be based on, or operate from, a location within the boundaries of Aycliffe Business Park
  • Conduct engineering and/or manufacturing
  • Product design
  • Precision engineering

AWARD CRITERIA

  • Demonstrate a contribution to the local economy in terms of employment, import/export
  • Evidence of process/product innovation & creativity in your approach or challenges
  • Evidence of third party accreditation relevant to your sector/market
  • e.g. ISO 9000, liP, ISO 14001 etc.
  • Is there anything special/unique that sets you apart from others in your sector?

DETAILS

APPLICATION

  • Please take your time to present the best case you can as to why you/your nomination should be shortlisted for the award. Use evidence and examples to support your nomination/application. Keep your application focused and brief.

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To encourage and recognise a company that has generated substantial and sustained increases in export activity.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • The business must be based on, or operate from, a location within the boundaries of Aycliffe Business Park

AWARD CRITERIA

  • Evidence of significant export activity as a part of your turnover & business model, or a move toward export
  • Global reach will be a factor Evidence of an export strategy
  • Any evidence of how you have worked with UKTI or other support agencies

DETAILS

APPLICATION

  • Please take your time to present the best case you can as to why you/your nomination should be shortlisted for the award. Use evidence and examples to support your nomination/application. Keep your application focused and brief.

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This award celebrates excellence in corporate, social and ethical activity, and seeks to identify those organisations which best exemplify the social and community spirit which is at the core of Aycliffe Business Park.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • The business must be based on, or operate from, a location within the boundaries of Aycliffe Business Park

AWARD CRITERIA

  • Particular attention will be paid to: Evidence of contribution to the overall wellbeing of the community & general quality of life; projects that can demonstrate working in partnership with their local neighbours & community; projects contributing to economic regeneration of the region; using positive influence to support suppliers & other partners who adopt best workplace & community practice

DETAILS

APPLICATION

  • Please take your time to present the best case you can as to why you/your nomination should be shortlisted for the award. Use evidence and examples to support your nomination/application. Keep your application focused and brief.

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To identify and reward the company which has launched the most innovative new product/service on Aycliffe Business Park in the calendar year 2013.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • The business must be based on, or operate from, a location within the boundaries of Aycliffe Business Park

AWARD CRITERIA

  • Applications must demonstrate innovations in areas, such as: Product, process & service; sales & marketing; use of new technology; deployment of people & use of resources; environment

DETAILS

APPLICATION

  • Please take your time to present the best case you can as to why you/your nomination should be shortlisted for the award. Use evidence and examples to support your nomination/application. Keep your application focused and brief.

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This award is open to companies on Aycliffe Business Park that have been in operation for a maximum of two years as of June 30th 2016.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • The business must be based on, or operate from, a location within the boundaries of Aycliffe Business Park
  • Has been trading no longer than TWO years, as of June 30th 2016

AWARD CRITERIA

  • Business idea & USP
  • Performance to date
  • Plans for the future

DETAILS

APPLICATION

  • Please take your time to present the best case you can as to why you/your nomination should be shortlisted for the award. Use evidence and examples to support your nomination/application. Keep your application focused and brief.

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To reward and recognise professional service organisations that have shown demonstrable strength in their respective field and a contribution to the local economy with the services they provide.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • The business must be based on, or operate from, a location within the boundaries of Aycliffe Business Park
  • A nominated business must provide a service, i.e. cleaning, marketing, accountancy etc.

AWARD CRITERIA

  • The business should demonstrate: a contribution to the local economy in terms of services provided; the impact of your service beyond the local area; a successful & innovative approach to growth or sustainability; a focus & commitment to standards of excellence in levels of service delivered
  • What makes your business stand apart from others in the sector?

DETAILS

APPLICATION

  • Please take your time to present the best case you can as to why you/your nomination should be shortlisted for the award. Use evidence and examples to support your nomination/application. Keep your application focused and brief.

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This award is open to companies on Aycliffe Business Park that normally employ no more than 75 full time staff and have a proven record of success.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • The business must be based on, or operate from, a location within the boundaries of Aycliffe Business Park
  • Business must normally employ no more than 75 full time staff & has a proven record of success

AWARD CRITERIA

  • We are particularly looking for the solutions to: what has made the difference between success & failure for your company; what differentiates the company’s products/services from their competitors; managerial & financial performance; potential for growth; evidence of commitment & imagination in the product or serviceAPPLICATION

DETAILS

APPLICATION

  • Please take your time to present the best case you can as to why you/your nomination should be shortlisted for the award. Use evidence and examples to support your nomination/application. Keep your application focused and brief.

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