Micro Business of the Year

This category celebrates the contribution of micro businesses to Knowsley’s economy.

The judges are looking for sole traders, partnerships and businesses (that are not part of a larger organisation) that can demonstrate outstanding success and/or a positive impact the business has on the community.

In shortlisting, judges will consider the evidence provided for the following:

  • The business journey, for example what makes the business a success, how the businesses has adapted and flourished during the pandemic

  • Growth and financial performance to date

  • Key achievements, for example operating in niche or new markets

  • Engagement, commitment, and collaboration with customers, staff, and stakeholders

  • Approach to recruitment, retention, the development and health and wellbeing of staff, managers, and directors

  • Innovation and creativity, including effective leadership and management

  • Demonstrating social value, for example apprenticeships (created/sustained), supporting young people into work, use of local suppliers, use of local skills/labour, bringing other businesses into the supply chain, community engagement/involvement

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

  • How the business is tackling and contributing to achieving net zero

  • Future growth plans and contribution to Knowsley

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