THE PETERBOROUGH SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS
The awards were founded in 2015 from business owner Laura, after frustrations with awards programmes which felt unfair and demotivating. She felt there was no value to these programmes and other than winning, there was no advantage to her business. She then mulled over ideas for an awards programme for almost 2 years before launching The Peterborough Small Business Awards. Continue below to see what we offer.
WHAT IS ALL THE HYPE ABOUT?
ENTRIES & NOMINATIONS FOR THE AWARDS 2020 PROGRAMME OPEN IN JANUARY.
We open the gates for the awards programme in January at our first networking event, so make sure you attend to get all the news about this years event. We open for nomination and entries, so whether you want to recommend a business for an award or put yourself forward, sign up at the bottom of the page to be kept up to date.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO WIN AN AWARD?
With over 600 entries every year we have a structure of the awards process and it is as follows.
-Pay your entry fee and submit your application.
-Entries are shortlisted and the finalists are announced at our May Networking event.
-Scoring is split into 3 sections - Mystery Shopper, Interviews and Public voting which starts in June onwards.
-The Grand Final is held in October at The Holiday Inn, West - Peterborough.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Awards are a great way to boost your business for little expense to your business. We always ensure that our finalists receive exposure and support so that even though not everyone can win, everyone will benefit from entering our awards. We pride ourselves on creating a personal, supportive programme which is why we have businesses entering year on year,
As we are The Small Business Awards we do have some requirements to enter these awards in order the keep it fair and level for everyone involved.
-Must be based within 25 miles of Peterborough.
-Less than 15 employees
-Your business can be part time or full time
-To enter the new business category your business must be less than 18 months old