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Enter the awards

The Awards are FREE to enter. Entries close midnight Friday 9th August

To enter please provide the following information via email: 


  • A summary of your business in no more than 200 words. 

  • Specify the category/ categories you would like to enter

  • Explain why you should win the award, playing close attention to the criteria in no more than 800 words - please click the Criteria button below to help you.

  • Company logo (supplied as jpeg or png) 

  • Two high-quality landscape photographs related to your submission. 

Tips for Entering

Tips for completing your entry: 


  • Please read the category criteria carefully as they provide guidance on what the judges are looking for.  

  • These are the 2024 awards, so we are looking for activity that relates to business operations since July 2022.

  • Don’t count yourself out – you don’t necessarily have to meet every point, they are there for guidance and inspiration, we will judge entries based on the strength of the information presented to us.  

  • Judges will take into account size, so please don’t be put off if you are a small business. 

  • Tell us your story, challenges you have faced and how you have overcome them – what makes you stand out.

  • Be confident – this is your opportunity to really celebrate your achievements, don’t be shy. 

  • Back up claims with factual evidence and let your accomplishments speak for themselves. 

  • Evidence is important and entries that supply figures around growth and success usually perform well in the judging process.  

Categories for the evening

Pick the category you wish to enter

  • Community Impact Business of the Year

  • Restaurant/Bar/Café of the Year

  • Independent Retailer of the Year

  • Food & Drink Retailer of the Year

  • Health and Wellbeing Business of the Year

  • Manufacturing or Engineering Business of the Year

  • Sustainable Business of the Year

  • Trade Business of the Year

  • Employer of the Year

  • Service Provider of the Year

  • SME Business of the Year – Under £2m

  • Large Business of the Year - Over £2m

  • Businessperson of the Year

Why Enter the Awards?


Raising profile

Winning or being nominated for an award will help to certify your place in the industry and build recognition & appreciation for the work that you and your team do day in, day out.



There will be plenty of opportunity on the night to meet new people and chat with likeminded individuals within the Tameside business community.


Brand differentiation

Being branded an ‘award-winning’ business is an excellent way to set yourself apart from others within your field.



Our awards will increase your brand awareness and promote your business to new customers.

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