Best Business Expansion
This award recognises the achievements of local businesses who have strived for
and achieved growth.
Open to all businesses that, during the last three years (from April 2009), have
demonstrated growth in any of the following areas including products, services, staff,
customers, profit, markets and market share.
Please answer the questions below and tell us why you think your business
organisation is a winner. (All four answers must not exceed a total of 2000 words)
1. Please outline the profile of your organisation. This should include its history,
operations, staff numbers, range of products and services and locations. Please add
any other information you feel is appropriate. (maximum 10 points)
2. By 'business expansion' we mean expansion in an existing business which has taken
place during the last three years (from April 2009). Please outline which part of your
business has expanded during this period. (maximum 30 points)
3. With expansion there are multiple challenges, moreso in the current economic climate.
Please outline the drivers behind your business expansion and identify two
challenges you experienced during this phase. (maximum 30 points)
4. Please give details of your expected level of growth over the next two years, including
detail on product diversification and growth in revenue, operational income and
employment. (maximum 30 points)