In our business community, there are often unsung heroes who go beyond the call of duty to give back to the borough. Through these awards, we want to recognise the businesses that really make a difference and have a positive impact on the lives of others - shaping the future of economic growth in Dacorum.

If you would like to nominate a business, please email or call 01442 531002. Please include the name of the business you wish to nominate, the category for which you are nominating them for and as many details as possible as to why you think they are a Business Hero. You are welcome to nominate your own company or any other you feel deserves recognition. Send in your nominations by midnight on Wednesday 29 May 2019. Winners will be invited to the awards ceremony on 19 July 2019.

We would like to thank our sponsors for supporting this initiative: One Stop Doctors, West Herts College, The Marlowes Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead Business Improvement District and Hemel Trophies and Jewellers. More details can be found on our sponsors page.

Award categories

Business in the Community Hero

Do you know a company that supports the local community and deserves recognition for what they do?  We're looking for business heroes who give something back to the borough. Whether they're involved in fundraising or have supported your charity or community group, we want you to nominate your Business in the Community Hero.

Environment Hero

We're looking for green business heroes who are working towards sustainability and the protection of our environment. Are you a business that has introduced new eco-friendly products or services? Have you introduced a plastic ban on product packaging? Or any other internal processes or policies to ensure you’re a green business? Nominate yourself and let everyone know how you’re protecting our precious planet.

Employment Hero

Do you know a local employer that just exudes positivity - a great place to do business with because it’s a great place to work. A business that inspires employees to go the extra mile simply because they enjoy working there so much. This will doubtless be down to structured programmes of support but it could take many forms - from personal development to a commitment to work-life balance to innovative reward and recognition schemes. And probably much else besides.

Skills Hero

Do you know an employer who’s a Skills Hero? A local business that’s committed to growing local skills and nurturing local talent. This could be via structured apprenticeship schemes or by wider support for young people through formal work experience, mentoring or similar programmes. It might be work that’s been sustained over a long period or something that’s been introduced more recently but which is already having a meaningful impact.

Business to Business Hero

Businesses that support the growth of other businesses in the borough are true heroes and we want to hear about them. Has your company made a positive contribution to the success of another business? Or did you receive invaluable support from another business when you were starting out? Nominate your hero now.

Retail Hero

Have you found a shop that has it all? We're asking satisfied shoppers to send in nominations for their retail hero. Whether they have staff that go the extra mile, the product range is out of this world or it adds something special to the community - nominate your favourite shop today.

2018 winners

Find out more about our 2018 Business Heroes.