KEiBA awards deadline extended

Published by Jennifer Williamson on 20 February 2020

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We are delighted to announce that we’re sponsoring and judging the Medium Business of the Year category at the 2020 Kent Excellence in Business (KEiBA) Awards.

KEiBA, now in its twelfth year, is an annual awards scheme staged and produced by KM Media Group and Kent County Council to recognise and reward excellence in Kent’s businesses. It is one of Kent’s premier business awards which attracts over 700 attendees from businesses across the county to its awards ceremony.

Jennifer Williamson, Mark Attwood and Emma Chesson will be working together to review the entries, meet with shortlisted companies and generally judge the category. Jennifer comments; “We’re delighted to be sponsoring the KEiBA Awards for the first time this year. We work alongside many successful and growing businesses so understand the journey and challenges that they face. Kent is home to some very successful and inspirational businesses so I’m looking forward to seeing the entries, hearing their stories and celebrating their successes and achievements with them”.

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Medium Business of the Year category (read more and enter here)

This category is open to any medium business, irrespective of sector, that is typically team managed and employing 11-39 people. There is no turnover criteria. The business must demonstrate outstanding performance, particularly over the last 12-24 months, in a number of aspects relating to their business operation. This should include commercial success, clear plans for growth, commitment to staff, local communities, environment and customers, a track record of innovation and strong leadership. Entrants must have been trading for a minimum of two years as of March 31, 2020.

As judges, we will be looking for your success and achievements in the following areas:

  • Trends in your business turnover and profit levels over the last 2 years.
  • Key objectives over the next three years and how these will be achieved.
  • How you monitor and measure performance against objectives.
  • Comparison with competitors.
  • Innovations that have contributed to performance.
  • Initiatives to develop staff.
  • Initiatives and strategies for business growth.
  • Delivering back to the county in terms of environmental and community support.

To find out more about the awards and explore the categories your business could enter, please click here. The extended deadline for entries is 28 February 2020.

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