Small Business of the Year

This category celebrates the contribution of small businesses to Knowsley’s economy. The Judges are looking for businesses employing between 10-49 staff (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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