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NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED! Thank you so much for supporting local businesses.

ACCEPTANCE DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at 5pm

Welcome to the 2018, Bradford Board Of Trade Business Excellence Awards. Where we recognize excellence within the BWG business community. As BWG grows, our business community is becoming very diverse, innovative and are showing themselves as leaders in their respective industries. The BBT is proud to support their dedication and to shine a spotlight on their extraordinary efforts.

If you have received incredible customer service, fantastic product advice, consistently have your expectations met or exceeded by one of our local businesses, thank them! Recognize and encourage their efforts by nominating them for an award below.

All businesses nominated must be within the limits of Bradford West Gwillimbury (see map) or be a member in good standing with the Bradford Board of Trade.

Businesses may be nominated for multiple awards & accept multiple nominations. However, they may only win one per award year. Nominations may not be made by owners, employees or family of the business.  Nominations open on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 and close on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at 12:00 noon sharp.

Rules and regulations here.

Want to know who wins? Attend the Gala! Friday, October 26th, 2018 – Purchase tickets here

Nominations are NOW CLOSED!! Thank you for your support!

Agricultural Award

  • A Company that has made a substantial contribution to the field of agricultural development
  • Innovation and creativity in business (production and/or processing, and/or sales and marketing)
  • Proven business sustainability and/or growth
  • Outstanding accomplishments in agriculture, aquaculture, and/or value-added food processing
  • Shows active involvement in the community
  • Dedication to environmental agricultural practices

Business Excellence Award

  • Multiple awards available as they relate to the number of acceptances in this category
  • Open to all businesses operating in the Bradford community
  • Candidates will be judged on all of the following criteria:
    • Dedication to customer service
    • Quality of product or service
    • Innovation and creativity in business
    • Consistent pre-sales and after sales customer service
    • Proven business growth
    • Outstanding business accomplishments
    • Active involvement in the community and/or business associations
    • Expertise in their industry

Community Award

  • Strong record of exceptional generosity through direct financial support or through significant volunteer time
  • Has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to philanthropy
  • Has encouraged and motivated others in the business community to take leadership roles in philanthropy and community involvement
  • Active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community 

Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

  • Individually owned and operated
  • Successful in expanding their business
  • True trendsetter in recognizing a new market, product, service, technological advancement or opportunity and led the way
  • Business is profitable, has a comprehensive business plan and is ready for next-stage growth
  • Shows true innovation and a willingness to take risks

Home Based Business Award

  • Individually owned and operated out of their home in BWG
  • Active involvement in the community and/or business associations
  • Business is profitable, has a comprehensive business plan
  • Shown innovation and creativity in business
  • Potential for sustainability of future business growth
  • Overcoming challenges

New Business Award

  • Operating between 0-3 years
  • Showed growth and success
  • Nominees for this award should be exceptional leaders whose businesses and business practices affect our community
  • Shown innovation and creativity in business
  • Potential for sustainability of future business growth
  • Overcoming challenges
  • Active involvement in the community and/or business associations
  • Has not previously won this award

People’s Choice Award

  • Vote online poll for your favourite nominated business (method TBA)
  • Pick a company that demonstrates one or all of the below criteria:
    • Principles and practices of excellence in customer service
    • Going above and beyond expected service; friendly & helpful
    • Value for money
    • Product knowledge
    • After-sales service

Youth Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

  • An individual 29 years of age or younger by the nomination submission deadline of Sept. 5th 2018
  • An entrepreneur in business for at least 1 year
  • Has demonstrated significant business achievement
  • Has defined goals and a business plan
  • Has overcome challenges and demonstrated good corporate citizenship
  • Shows true innovation and a willingness to take risks

Nominations close: Wednesday, September 5th 2018 at 12 noon sharp.

Please read the rules & regulations.

Timelines

April 28th, 2018 Nominations Open
September 5th, 2018 Nominations Close, 12 noon
September 6th, 2018 Open Acceptances
September 14th, 2018, Early Bird Ticket Pricing Ends, 5pm
September 26th, 2018 Close Acceptances, 5pm
September 27th, 2018 Begin BEA Judging, Open People’s Choice Award Vote
October 5th, 2018 BEA Judging Closes, Close People’s Choice Award Poll, 5pm
October 19th, 2018, Regular Gala Ticket Sales Close, 5pm
October 26th, 2018 BEA Gala, all winners are presented