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, this can include sole traders, and that started trading more than 3 years ago. 


The judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • A clearly defined business strategy and vision for the next 3-5 years 
  • Leadership and management with the ability to drive the business forward 
  • Understanding their market and ability to identify and overcome barriers to growth
  • Financial arrangements and sustainability plans for the business

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