The environment is tough for all organisations, let alone small business, so it is important that SMEs have a clear focus on growth, success and sustainability. This award is intended to highlight successful small businesses with 1-10 employees.
They should be able to demonstrate a clearly defined strategy for developing and growing the business in terms of turnover, employment, innovative marketing and communications.
Entrants will be able to demonstrate a strong sales focus. Staff personal development and total involvement of the workforce in the growth of the business will be important. In this 'digital' age, innovative approaches to product or service differentiation will be key to success.
The winner will be able to demonstrate entrepreneurial characteristics with dynamic and measurable systems in place, to monitor performance, financial controls, marketing and sales growth.