The Herefordshire Business Awards 2020 are open to every independent business based in Herefordshire

About the Awards

The Herefordshire Business Awards 2020 are open to every independent business based in Herefordshire and are free to enter. There are 15 Award categories covering various business sectors. Businesses can apply up to a maximum of two Awards.  

The Awards are judged by a panel consisting of business experts who decide on the three finalist per category. Category sponsors have the opportunity to join the judges at the finalist stage and vote for the winner of the category they are sponsoring.

New Business of the year

Businesses running under 2 years.


Small Business of the year

1-20 employees.


Medium to Large Business of the year

20+ employees.


Employer of the year

Demonstrating support and development to the team including team building, flexible working hours and sharing successes.


Employee of the year

Nominee is productive, exhibits commitment to quality in carrying out job responsibilities and is an asset to the staff of his/her department.


Best use of Technology of the year

Companies at the forefront of technological advances in any aspect of their business activity.


Retailer of the year

Independent retailers and outlet shopping destinations.


Customer Service Provider of the year

Businesses that have demonstrated excellence and commitment in all areas of customer service.


Eco-Friendly Business of the year

Most sustainable independent business.


Professional Services Business of the year

Solicitors, Accountants, Estate Agents, Insurance, Financial Advisors etc.


Family Business of the year

Majority of the business remains within one family and more than one generation.


Creative Business of the year

PR, Print Marketing, Social Media, Exhibition, Video and Photography.


Business Innovation of the year

Businesses showing how through creativity and new thinking, has led to change, transformation, restructuring, remodelling or revolution in a product or service.


Charity or Social Enterprise of the year

Organisations using business thinking to bring about social and/or environmental change. Income generated through trade, reinvesting the majority of profits and overall being accountable and transparent.


Outstanding Achievement Award

This category will be the ‘winner of winners’ chosen from the previous categories. Judges will look for the business that has shown excellent working practices, sustainability and success over and above the competition.

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01432 620024 or email

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