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Welcome to the 2017, 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 22nd, 2017 and close on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 12:00 noon sharp.

Rules and regulations here.

Nominations are now open! (form below)

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

  • Four (4) awards available
  • 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 via our online poll for your favourite nominated business (limit of one vote per person, per day, posted after the closing of nominations)
  • 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 2017
  • 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: Tuesday, September 5th 2017 at 12 noon sharp.

Please read the rules & regulations.

 

Timelines

April 22nd, 2017 Nominations Open
June 30th, 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities Close
September 5th, 2017 Nominations Close, 5pm
September 6th, 2017 Open Acceptances
September 26th, 2017 Close Acceptances, 5pm
September 27th, 2017 Begin BEA Judging, Open People’s Choice Award Poll
October 6th, 2017 BEA Judging Closes, Close People’s Choice Award Poll, 5pm
October 20th, 2017 BEA Gala, all winners are presented
Your Name:*
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Name Of Business you'd like to nominate:*
Contact person at the business:

* Please ensure that the business email address you provide us with is accurate.

Business E-mail:*
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