Cheshire Business Awards

Award Categories, Sponsors & Shortlists

Executive Sponsors


SAS Daniels LLP is supporting the Cheshire Business Awards for the eighth consecutive year. The leading Cheshire based law firm operates out of four locations throughout Cheshire. They are committed to regional development and truly understand the local economy and the key challenges that face our regional businesses.

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SAS Daniels has one of the largest specialist Corporate law teams in the region, headed up by the firm’s Managing Partner Jeremy Orrell. The team, made up of driven and high achieving individuals providing integrated and effective solutions, and works with various regional organisations. The firm believes the key to success is to always go the extra mile and to really understand what a business client needs, and how value can be added by the delivery of high quality, strategic business solutions. As a result, they have seen first hand how Cheshire continues to enjoy economic growth and provide fantastic opportunities.

Cheshire continues to develop innovative approaches to economic growth and enjoys a wide range of expertise and assets across many sectors. The key to the region’s continued prosperity is to ensure we collectively harness strategic knowledge to ensure businesses maximise economic growth, which in turn will satisfy the individual ambitions of the many entrepreneurs to which Cheshire is home to.    

The awards will once again bring together exceptional business talent and will celebrate our thriving regional business community. The SAS Daniels team is looking forward to playing a key part in that once again.


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Award Categories and Sponsors

    • Business Start Up Award

      This category is open to businesses that began trading after January 1st 2015. The judges will be looking for evidence of a sustainable business with the potential to grow strongly in the future.
      Download your ENTRY FORM here

    • Business of the Year (up to 10 employees)

      Whatever your sector if you have a great business tell us about it.  This award is for businesses established for more than two years that employ up to 10 people and can demonstrate all round business excellence. The judges will be take financial performance and local economic impact into account when selecting the winner.

      Download your ENTRY FORM here

    • Business of the Year (11 to 50 employees)


      If you can demonstrate outstanding business performance in your industry and employ between 11 – 50 people this is the category for you.  Judges will be looking for your specific business achievements and a strong  financial performance together with significant local economic impact.

      Download your ENTRY FORM here

    • Business of the Year (over 50 employees)

      If your business employs more than 50 people and can show outstanding business performance, enter this category.  Judges will consider evidence of a strong financial performance, excellent business achievements, your contribution to local prosperity and other specific initiatives that make you stand out from your peers.

      Download your ENTRY FORM here

    • Employer of the Year

      We are looking for the employers who can best demonstrate how their leadership and policies support staff development, engagement and satisfaction creating a positive and supportive workplace with a well-motivated and well trained team.  This award is also open to businesses who demonstrate a real commitment to apprenticeships. The winner will be more than just a good company to work for, their culture will deliver commercial results and they will be an inspiration to other businesses.

      Download your ENTRY FORM here

      • Creative Impact Award

        This category is open to businesses engaged in any creative industry. This can include software design for computer games, apps, web design, marketing, advertising, architecture, film, photography and publishing. Entries are welcome from all firms, whether they are acting as agents or principals. The judges will be looking for evidence that creative work has led directly to improved business performance

        Download your ENTRY FORM here

      • Corporate Social Responsibility Award


        Does your company strive to achieve a balance between your competitive aims and the interests of society? This award will be presented to the private sector business or individual judged to have the best history of taking into account the effect of the business operations on the community and the economy.  This can include companies that give time or money to charities or the voluntary sector.

        Download your ENTRY FORM here

      • Young Business Person of the Year


        Are you or one of your employees able to demonstrate outstanding achievements in your field? Our young business person of the year will be aged 35 or under and will display excellent career progression, leadership and management.

        Download your ENTRY FORM here

      • Exporter of the Year Award

        This award is open to businesses based in Cheshire that export their products or services overseas. The judges will be looking for a good business that can demonstrate sustained success relative to the size of their businesses and potential for the future.

        Download your ENTRY FORM here

      • Innovation and Enterprise Award

        This award celebrates new ideas, processes, products, services, technologies and applications that have had an impact on an organisations success.  Judges will be looking for originality of the innovation, its impact, practicality of its application and the measurable benefits to the business. 

        Download your ENTRY FORM here

      • Business Person of the Year

        The Business Person of the year is a judges’ choice award and not open for entry.  The winner selected by the judges will be an individual who stands out from the crowd, has an entrepreneurial spirit, demonstrates outstanding achievement and inspires others around them.  The winner of this award will have been instrumental to the success of their business, growing the reputation of both their business and the region.