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The Innovation Award

This category is open to any business based in Cherwell district that has introduced an innovative product, process, service or business method within the last 3 years.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:

  1. How “open innovation” and collaboration may have been relevant.
  2. A clearly written description of the innovation in the product, process, business model or service and its background.
  3. A plan for continued future implementation and development of the innovation.
  4. The innovation can be shown to have had a demonstrable actual and projected quantifiable operational benefit for example in: –
    • Sales Turnover/Profit Growth
    • Cost reduction
    • Reduction in delivery days or stock holding
    • Customer satisfaction
    • Staff efficiency and satisfaction


Please note that entries must be endorsed by a business colleague, partner, or client.