Clackmannanshire has a wide and diverse business community. With amazing companies that deserve to be recognised for their innovation through to social enterprises and businesses who go out their way to ensure customer satisfaction. The local business community is thriving!
It is for this reason that the Alloa Advertiser has launched our annual Clacks Business Awards for 2017.
The prestigious awards gala dinner now in its fourth year, will take place on 31st August 2017 in Alloa Town Hall. The event creates a platform for local businesses and their employees to demonstrate how their work, products, business strategies and services are making an impressive contribution to Clackmannanshire economy and further afield. The seven awards will go to companies and their dedicated employees that are leading the way.
We want to learn more about Clacksmannanshire businesses that make the local community thrive!
For more information on this event, please contact Nina Holmes on 0141 302 6036 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Clacks 2017 Business Awards will recognise the efforts of the people and companies who drive our local economy. It’s that time of year again where we’re looking for nominations for the categories below.
Earn your business the recognition for its achievements and reward staff for making your company what it is.
Nominations can be placed by the business themselves, employees, customers or suppliers.
We are seeking nominations in the following categories:
Best Not-For-Profit Organisation Award
From public sector agencies to third sector- charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations, Clackmannanshire has them all. This award is to recognise the incredible achievements of our best not-for-profit organisations.
Food, Drink and Hospitality Award
Are you the go to hospitality venue in Clackmannanshire? Whether you are a restaurant, hotel, bar or pub, we want to hear from the best venues that are not only serving the local community but attracting tourists. To win this award you will need to demonstrate a unique offering, excellent customer service and quality produce.
Retail Business of the Year Award
Are you Clackmannanshire’s top retailer? We want to hear from an established retail business that has proven success in business, customer service and community investment. If your retail business has made a difference and supports the local economy, we want to hear from you today.
Excellence in Customer Service Award
Customers are very important in all businesses and we want to recognise a business that has gone above expectations. If you offer excellent customer service within your business practice, then we want to hear from you today.
Most Impressive Employee of the Year
We understand that most businesses wouldn’t be where they are without the strong workforce behind them. We want to hear about an employee that has gone above and beyond the call of duty over the last year. Let’s celebrate their hard work, achievements and outstanding contribution to their role and business.
This category is to celebrate Apprentices across all sectors, and recognise an individual who is set for a successful career in their chosen field. Whether your Apprenticeship programme specialised in engineering, healthcare or professional services, we want to highlight an individual who demonstrated significant improvement, a great work ethic and is an ambassador for Apprentices in the Clackmannanshire Area.
More information to come.
The prestigious Clacks 2017 Business Awards will take place on Thursday 31st August at Alloa Town Hall from 7pm.
Our host Bryan Burnett will introduce the evening before guests enjoy a delicious meal with wine followed by the awards presentation.
Each award will be presented by the category partner who will have an opportunity to say a few words on why they have given their support. Winners will also be invited to say a few words.
The event will welcome over 200 guests, comprising of senior representatives from the local business community, public sector, elected members and funding bodies.
- Black tie gala awards ceremony
- Drinks reception
- 3 course dinner
- Awards presentation
Tickets are prices at £60 plus vat, tables of 10 are available at £600 plus vat.
Tickets are limited so make sure you book your tickets to the Clacks Business Awards for 2017 or if you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities within the event programme please Nina Holmes on 0141 302 6036.
Event Host – Bryan Burnett
BBC Radio Scotland’s drivetime music show, Get It On presenter Bryan Burnett will be our host for the evening. For ten years, Bryan was the face of the holiday programme, Scottish Passport, as well as many other shows for STV.
Bryan is the voice of sport to many participants, due to his role as event commentator on races such as Great North Run, Great Scottish Run and the Loch Ness Marathon. Bryan is now in demand as one of the country’s most experienced hosts of sporting events and was proud to be part of team at Glasgow 2014 and London 2012.
He completed his 11th marathon in London earlier this year but claims his toughest run of the year is always trying to cover the course whilst commentating on the National Cross Country in Falkirk.
The Clacks 2017 Business Awards provides a local business platform to celebrate and recognise the outstanding success of companies across Clackmannanshire.
The event offers a comprehensive long term marketing campaign which confirms your strong commitment to the area.
Interested in category sponsorship and want to find out more?
Contact Nina Holmes, Events Executive on 0141 302 6036 to discuss the different benefits packages on offer this year.
Sponsorship of the Clacks 2017 Business Awards offers you the opportunity to…
- Align your brand with excellence and quality
- Increase your profile with the extensive marketing and PR campaign carried out pre and post-event
- Achieve tighter targeting and build relationships with local industry leaders
- Reinforce your brand’s credentials by supporting and endorsing local business excellence
For more information on sponsorship opportunities contact Nina Holmes, Events Executive on 0141 302 6036, email@example.com.
Please browse through the award categories, read the criteria and submit your nomination for this year’s Clacks 2016 Business Awards.
Make sure your contact details are correct, please do take time to consider your answers before submitting the online application. Provide as much information as you can to your business the best possible chance of winning! All information supplied will be treated in the strictest confidence and used only by the judges for the purpose of selecting the winners.
The deadline for entry is Sunday, July 31st, 2016
Confirm you meet the eligibility criteria
- To be eligible, all entries must complete an online application.
- Anyone can nominate a company or individual or you can nominate your own business.
- All nominations entered into the awards must be affiliated to a business based in Clackmannanshire.
- Companies can be of any size, but must demonstrate success in terms of end results in relation to the criteria.
Guidelines for completing your entry
- It is important that your entry is clear, concise and shows how you meet the category criteria as this is the basis on which you will be judged.
- You must include the name of the company, individual or company, including job titles, where appropriate.
- The Awards are FREE to enter you may submit multiple entries in more than one category.
- Please note the judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Shortlist and Judging
- All nominations will be reviewed by the independent judging panel to create a shortlist.
- Three finalists for each category will be invited along to meet the judging panel where they will be interviewed by the judges and be invited to provide a short presentation.
- At this stage the judging panel will make their final decisions.
- We will invite the three finalists for each category the winner will be announced at the awards ceremony.