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Most Enterprising Business of the Year Award


The Most Enterprising Business of the Year Award will be presented to the owner or manager of a business over three years old (from beginning of trading until the date of the Awards Dinner on 11th March 2017), of any size, who has identified an appropriate market to operate in or has demonstrated creativity in the approach to expansion or diversification.

A woman must be the driving force behind this business. The business should be financially sound and have a strong brand identity. It should be achieving success on a local, national or international level with the ability to grow.

The applicant should be able to demonstrate strong leadership, a clear sense of vision and direction, communication skills and customer focus.

Criteria – the applicant will be judged on the following points:

Evidence/Performance Management Skills Generic Skills

Creativity in the approach to expansion or diversification

Marketing strategy and business development mechanisms

Communication and
networking skills

Demonstrated sustained/sustainable financial performance or business plan

Use of technology to develop and promote business


Drive and ambition

Leadership, vision and direction


Financial information for the last 3 years and forecasts

Organisation and planning ability