It is the UK’s premier Local Business Awards. It has been organising the prestigious event, The Local Business Awards, for the last 14 years. This prestigious award is regarded as a major industry milestone in the UK and a highly sought after consumer award. The Local Business Awards is judged based on a number of factors. The most common of these being customer focus and involvement. The Awards are also highly targeted at promoting the local economy and encouraging local small businesses to participate in future marketing activities.
The Local Business Awards gala presentation was recently held at the Gresham Gallery in London. It was a fantastic success with the crowd enjoying the award winning gala. The Awards are open to the public and all those who wish to enter into the judging process are invited to attend. The winners will be chosen from a short list of the most popular and best UK local businesses.
The Awards are not just about the best businesses but also celebrate the local community. The awards aim to reward those in the local community who contribute to the growth and vibrancy of the local economy. The type of businesses that can be considered for this gala are those in the hospitality trade. Hospitality encompasses catering, tourism, leisure and more. The types of awards that will be presented at the Awards are determined by the judging panel.
The judging panel for the Local Business Awards consists of an executive from each local authority, a business advisor from an industry organisation and a non-departmental public sector organisation representative. The next stage of the judging process is the inclusion award ceremony where the finalist companies are chosen from the long list of shortlisted candidates. The inclusion award is designed to recognise a company or individual that have excelled within their chosen area or industry. The trophy and award presentations are both part of the gala evening.
The Local Business Awards gala dinner is usually hosted by local celebrities and entertainers. The Evening presented by The Local Business Awards has the capacity to change the lives of the local community. The scope of the awards is huge with millions of pounds worth of contracts, donations, brand awareness and partnerships. In order to host the prestigious gala, hotels, restaurants and other local businesses need to participate.
The winning company or individual receives vast financial benefits as well as a prestigious award to boost public awareness and promote the growth of their chosen industry. The local businesses that are selected as the winner receive a cash award and this cash award can be used to fund the local businesses development. Some of the biggest companies in the UK have also been known to attend The Local Business Awards.