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2017 Awards Categories and Judging Criteria

This year's awards categories are listed below along with the primary judging criteria:


New Business

The best new business created in North Tyneside which has been trading for less than 24 months. 

Judging Criteria

  • Summary of original business plan
  • Potential for growth
  • Greatest challenges and successes
     

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Retail and Service Provider

Any business which sells a product or service.

Judging Criteria

  • Quality and originality of the offer
  • Evidence of great customer care and attention to customer needs
  • Ability to move with the times and develop new techniques 
     

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Leisure and Tourism

The business which has helped to enhance the leisure and tourism offer of North Tyneside.

Judging Criteria

  • Quality and originality of the offer
  • Growth of client base/profile of users outside of the borough
  • Range of products and services to rival other business 
     

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Manufacturing and Construction

Any business which is in the engineering, manufacturing or construction field.

Judging Criteria

  • How the business has adapted its offer to make best use of new technologies
  • The use of local supply chains and services where possible
  • Use of environmentally friendly products and services 
     

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Green Business and Sustainability

The business which has done the most to promote environmentally sustainable practices and reduce carbon emissions. 

Judging Criteria

  • Evidence of a clear carbon reduction/energy efficiency strategy 
  • Embedding “green thinking” in own workforce and more widely in the community
  • Use of environmentally friendly products and practices 
     

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