Award Categories

Large Business of the Year (25+ employees)

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Purpose: To recognise a business for outstanding achievements in growth, turnover and profitability, clear vision and plans for the future, consideration of international markets, innovation and ...

Medium Business of the Year (10-24 employees)

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Purpose: To recognise outstanding performance by a company having a workforce of 24 or fewer and which is based in or has a significant presence in The News circulation area. A clear vision and ...

Small Business of the Year (0-9 employees)

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Purpose: To recognise outstanding performance by a company with a workforce of 9 or less and has been operating for two years or more. Who have sustained success throughout their time of trading? ...

Business Personality/Achievement of the Year

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Purpose: To recognise an imaginative and creative manager or employee whose individual contribution to the success of a business has been outstanding or who has demonstrated inspired ...

Retailer of the Year

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Purpose: To recognise any retailer, large or small, which is making big noises in the retail world. Criteria: The judges will be looking for evidence of what sets a retailer apart from its ...

Green Business of the Year

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Purpose: An award for a business or organisation, irrespective of its size or sector, who can demonstrate environmental awareness and responsibility in all aspects of its work and ...

Employer of the Year

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Purpose: An award for a business that has great staff relations, good staff retention with excellent training and who cares for their employees. The best company to work for! Criteria: The ...

Apprentice of the Year

Purpose: To recognise any apprentice who has gone that extra mile and exceeded the expectations of their trainer or mentor Criteria: The judges will be looking for inspirational stories of ...

Team of the Year

Purpose: To recognise an outstanding performance by a team of three or more employees, who either usually work together or did so for a special project or task. Criteria: The judges will be ...

Community Contribution

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Purpose: To recognise a dynamic contribution to the local community or a commitment to the environment by a company based in or having a significant presence in The News circulation area. This ...

Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure

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Purpose: To recognise any business that puts the Portsmouth area on the map as a great place to live and visit Criteria: The judges will be looking for evidence of a business's contribution in ...

International Development of the Year

Purpose: To recognise businesses which can demonstrate the importance of exporting and developing an international presence to the success of the business? Criteria: Judges will seek evidence ...

Customer Service Award

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Purpose: To reward those companies or particular staff within an organisation that goes above and beyond the call of duty for their customers. Criteria: : The nominations can be made by ...