Award Categories

Business of the Year

Sponsored by Barclays Bank PLC

This award is open to businesses demonstrating good ideas, careful planning and a determination to succeed and produce a thriving business. They are able to overcome challenges and have a clear marketing and development strategy for future expansion.


Best Family Business

Sponsored by Richmond House Wealth Management

This award is for a commercial organisation in which decision-making is influenced by multiple generations of a family (blood-line or marriage) and who are closely aligned with the company through leadership or ownership.


Best Corporate Social Responsibility

Sponsored by Airbus

This award is for a business in the community that contributes to sustainable development by delivering economic, social and environmental benefits. This award is open to supporting charities, not for profit, staff provision, social and environmental concerns, engagement with the local community, volunteer work, supporting schools and colleges.


Made in Herts

Sponsored by Altro Flooring Letchworth

This award is open to any Hertfordshire-based company whose products are produced in the county. They demonstrate a passion for working with and supporting other businesses in Hertfordshire also, by sourcing locally.


Best International Trade

Sponsored by Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership

This award is for a company distributing goods/services from Hertfordshire to other markets. They demonstrate expertise in exporting commercial quantities of goods, globally. This award is open to a company based in Hertfordshire but that successfully conducts business both internationally and locally. They demonstrate good skills, processes and relationships to ensure a consistent level of service is delivered worldwide.


Best Apprenticeship

Sponsored by Hart Learning & Development

This award is open to any apprenticeship scheme that provides excellent job training, ensuring the apprentice becomes a master of their trade. Success is measured in the number of apprentices becoming a valued employee.


Best Property Services Provider

Sponsored by BBW Solicitors

This award is open to estate agents, letting agents, landlords, property maintenance, property management, building trade, architects, quantity surveyors.


Best Marketing and Promotional Services Provider

Sponsored by University Of Hertfordshire

This award is open to marketing specialists, PR, graphic design, printing, social media, digital marketing, web design, digital agency, sign writers, exhibition companies, copyrighting, advertising.


Best Technology Services Provider

Sponsored by Hertfordshire Growth Hub

This award is open to I.T. support, desktop support, help desk, software development, app development, cloud computing, data and server centres, network management, network monitoring, content and security, installations, service, disaster recovery, backup and data services.


Best Employment Services Provider

Sponsored by One Facility

This award is open to recruitment, HR, training providers, coaching, mentoring, Health & Safety benefit providers, incentive providers.


Best Executive Venue or Leisure Facility

Sponsored by George Hay Accountants

This award is open to pubs, hotels, restaurants, golf clubs, health clubs, spas, gyms, coffee shops, other general leisure facilities.