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 Small Business Award

This category is open to any business based in Cherwell district that employs fewer than 25 staff and that started trading more than 3 years ago.


The judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Sustained business growth
  • A written business plan with strategy and vision for the next 3-5 years
  • Management with the ability to drive the business forward
  • Understanding their market and arrangements to respond to change
  • Funding arrangements and investment plans for the business