Open to businesses, social enterprises and individuals in Hertfordshire, they will celebrate inspirational actions and outstanding achievements.

This is an exceptional opportunity to make your business stand out and celebrate the hard work and determination that is helping Hertfordshire's business community emerge from recession so positively.

There are no limits on how many categories you can enter and you do not have to be a member to take part.

The overall winner of Business of the Year will receive a years worth of strategic marketing support from KISS Communications, the leading marketing agency. Awards are one of the most powerful and cost effective marketing tools and winning or even being shortlisted will help your organisation to stand out from the crowd and send a positive message to your customers.  

The award categories and information are listed below, if you require the forms in a different format, please contact Jodie at

Entry Forms 

• Achievement in International Business (download entry form)
This award will be given to the business that can best demonstrate exceptional performance in export markets.
• Business of the Year (download entry form)
Sponsored by Exemplas
This award will demonstrate all-round excellence in business

• Community Champion (download entry form)
Sponsored by Aldwyck Housing Group
This award will recognise the achievements of a business, organisation or individual that has made a significant impact in their local community

• Entrepreneur of the Year (download entry form)
Sponsored by University of Hertfordshire
The award will recognise the outstanding efforts of an individual who had been inspirational in achieving high performance of their company or organisation

• Excellence in Customer Service (download entry form)
Sponsored by Ashridge
This award is designed for businesses to showcase excellence and achievement in customer care

• The Tourism Award (download entry form)
Sponsored by Dacorum Look No Further
The will be awarded to the business that demonstrates  an  all-round high quality visitor experience. 

• Excellence in People Development (download entry form)
Sponsored by North Herts College
This award will be presented to an individual or organisation that has played an outstanding role in skills development within their business or wider community

• Innovation through Technology (download entry form)
Sponsored by ServerChoice
The winner will demonstrate how their business or organisation has been innovative in the development and / use of technology

• Most Promising New Business (download entry form)
Sponsored by Smartsource GB
This category is open to businesses that have been trading for less than three yearsand can demonstrate outstanding performance and future projections

• Social Enterprise of the Year (download entry form)
Sponsored by Cllr Sharon Taylor Locality Budget and Stevenage Borough Council
This will be awarded to the social enterprise or charity that can demonstrate outstanding achievements in its relevant field of endeavour

• The Environmental Award (download entry form)
Sponsored by Breeze & Wyles Solicitors
This award will reflect outstanding work with the environmental field or contribution towards sustainable development

Entry forms must be returned electronically to The closing date is Friday 8th March 2013.

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