A spectacular evening of celebration when The North West Asian Business Association will hold their 1st grand dinner together with an awards ceremony.

12 October 2017  |  Vermillion, Manchester

The highlight of the business calendar with guests from across the region, fine food, good company and the presentation of awards to outstanding businesses.

There will be seven individual awards categories, listed below, nominations will be open soon!

• Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year
• Food and Drink Business of the Year
• International Business of the Year
• Retail Business of the Year
• SME Business of the Year
• Professional of the Year
• The Special Award

Nominate

Nominate yourself or another person you respect for an award – short-listing will not only increase your own personal profile, the NWABA awards are a wonderful opportunity to give you and your organisation/company recognition for your success.

The NWABA Awards are judged by an independent judging panel, comprising professional men and women, successful entrepreneurs and business people.

All entries are subject to the general awards criteria, as well has their own unique additional criteria.

2017 Nominations are now OPEN!

The NWABA Awards are judged by an independent judging panel, comprising professional men and women, successful entrepreneurs and business people.

All entries are subject to the general awards criteria, as well has their own unique additional criteria.

There are 7 award categories including a Special Award open to all North West Office/Based Asian Businesses.

Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year

Must have started trading less than 2 years ago.
We are looking for someone who started with a good idea, motivation, a level of innovation and who looks destined for long term success and growth.

Food and Drink Business of the Year

Must be operating in the Food & Drink industry (This will include manufacturing, restaurants etc.)
Entrants will need to demonstrate innovation, product development and excellence in customer service. In the area of manufacturing aspects such as quality control, delivery, supply chain management and sales will also need to be included. In terms of restaurants a heavy emphasis will be placed on hygiene, quality and service.

International Business of the Year

Must have expanded into new geographic markets outside the UK.
The award will take into consideration the company’s strategy behind moving into new international markets, sales achieved, any new product development, and innovative approaches to international sales. The award will go to the business who the judges feel has achieved outstanding achievements in international trade.

The business must be able to demonstrate international trading, be based in the North West, and can demonstrate how they have developed their export strategy.

Retail Business of the Year

Must have been trading for 2 years or more
Entrants will need to demonstrate a strong financial performance, store innovation, and excellent customer service. Strong brand values and clear evidence that that the business is moving forward will also form part of the judges’ decision. They are also looking for innovative/creative merchandising. Have you sourced or stocked an innovative product? Do you have a unique selling point? What are you doing over and above your competitors? How do you differentiate yourself?

SME Business of the Year

Small/Medium sized business must employ no more than 250 people
Nominees will need to demonstrate growth, strong financials, innovation and sustainability. Management and long term vision should also be included.

Professional of the Year

Applications are welcome from any industry or background and this award recognises excellent professional performance by someone in their area.

The Special Award

Presented by Microsoft & NWABA for outstanding individuals who have contributed to the development of the North West. The winner will be chosen by our panel of judges and NWABA.

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