You can submit applications for up to 3 awards, one of which should be the Business Person of the Year award. To submit any applications which you have started but not yet submitted, please visit your profile page.

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The New Business Award

This category is open to any business based in the Cherwell district that started trading after the 1st January 2021.


The judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • How start-up was achieved
  • Growth to date
  • Strength and stability of business
  • Understanding of the market in which they operate
  • Vision /Strategy for future development
  • Funding arrangements and investment plans for the business


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