Blue Patch Business Awards 2017

Applications are now open for Blue Patch’s annual Business Awards, which is now in it’s second year.

SME’s and fledgling businesses across the British Isles are urged to come forward and nominate themselves for one or more of the following business categories:

  • New Business Award – if you have a new business (under 2 years old).
  • New Heritage Award – for young businesses using traditional production methods and techniques (under 5 years old).
  • Social Impact Award – for socially minded businesses aiming to make a difference to their local communities and the environment.
  • Sustainable Innovation Award – for businesses with a cutting edge idea that will save energy, reduce carbon, encourage a circular economy and protect the planet.
  • Female Business Leader Award – for businesses headed by women who are achieving greatness.
  • The People’s Prize – the shortlisted candidates from every category will be put to a popular vote via social media. The People’s Prize will be awarded at the event in Autumn.

Jane Langley, founder of Blue Patch, a social enterprise and ethical British business community commented:

“We’re looking for exciting and interesting entrepreneurs and businesses across the British Isles. Don’t be shy and put your business out there. This is a friendly competition designed to encourage participation and support within the business community.”

The deadline for applications is 12pm on Monday 24 July.

The shortlist will be announced on Tuesday 1 August and winners will be judged in August and announced during Design Week in September.

The judges for the awards include Sarah Trouten CEO of IOEE, Abigail Forsythe CEO & co-founder of Keepcup, Lloyd Atkin MD at Bio-D, Jo Taylor Trustee of Clear Conscience, Doug Simpson Principle Policy and Program Officer at the GLA.   

The application criteria:

You must be manufacturing, making, producing or providing a service in Britain and have an interest in sustainability. Please visit the Blue Patch website to see the kinds of businesses they feature.

Apply here