The Cornwall Business Awards were launched on 12th January 2012. The awards are the most prestigious business awards event in the county and aim to celebrate the innovation and achievement of local companies. There are 16 categories and all entries must be made online via the website before the closing date of 16th March 2012.
Any business based in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly can enter one or more of fourteen award categories, which include Young Business Person of the Year, Best New Business in Cornwall and Most Creative Use of Design.
Around 350 business leaders are expected to attend the awards dinner at St Mellion International Resort on 17th May with live video streaming being used to share the results around the world.
The award categories are:
Young Business Person – sponsored by First Great Western
Best New Business – sponsored by Worldwide Financial Planning
Best Third Sector Business – sponsored by the Eden Project
Customer Focus – sponsored by Coodes
Best Employer – sponsored by Cornwall College Business
Best Use of Superfast Broadband – sponsored by BT
Most Creative Use of Design – sponsored by University College Falmouth
Best Business Leader – sponsored by Ginsters
Excellence in Marketing – sponsored by Francis Clark with Winter Rule
Most Dynamic Growth Business – sponsored by Plymouth University
Best Diversification – sponsored by Niddocks
Best International Business – sponsor to be confirmed
Business Innovation – sponsored by Combined Universities in Cornwall
Best Entrepreneur – sponsored by the Unlocking PotentialWinner of Winners – sponsored by St Austell Brewery