Business Success Under 3 Years

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Business Success Under 3 Years

This award is for businesses that have been trading for less than 3 years (as at 23/3/2018) that can demonstrate outstanding performance in growth and development. 

Part 1. – Demonstration of excellence (Word Count – 500 words)

  • Please consider the following points in your answer:
  • What is ‘special’ or unique about your business?
  • Have you gone above and beyond your plans and expectations, produced innovative products or services, found a new route to market, changed and improved the way you do business, excelled in customer service, or something else?
  • What differentiates your business from your competitors?

Part 2. - Evidence of success (Word Count – 1000 words): 

  • Please provide evidence of achievement in excess of an outlined target.
  • Consider the following points in your answer:
  • Has revenue / profit / market share exceeded expected levels?
  • What proof is there of strong customer satisfaction?
  • Have you made a major impact on your sector or local community?
  • Have working practices driven the success of your business?
  • What key performance indicators do you use to demonstrate success?
  • Do you have any innovative technology solutions?
  • Are you a great company to work for?
  • What are your future goals? 

Part 3. Personal Bravery, Tenacity, Skill and Hard Work (Word Count – 500 words)

Tell us about you and the experiences that got you to where you are. 

Please consider the following points in your answer:

  • Have you overcome adversity to get your business up and running?
  • What challenges have you faced and overcome?
  • What risks have you taken to achieve your success?

Part 4. In the text box below please provide the following information (Word Count – 500 words)

  • A summary of projected growth for the next 3 years
  • A summary of the business that addresses the following: tangible evidence of commercial success, effective financial controls in place, evidence of a customer-focused marketing strategy,
  • Entrepreneurship and vision for the future.
  • Future growth and expansion plans