Update as of 1st October 2021
These are grassroots business awards focusing on the quality and range of local businesses.
The awards are not an excuse for a party. The focus is on the entries and not the event. It's a chance for local businesses to get together, while the awards presentation will also be live-streamed to reach the maximum number of people.
Our Five-Point Promise
The role of the awards is to promote the range and quality of local businesses.
Entry will be free.
Judging will be independent and online with no outside influence.
There will be a category for every business.
The awards ceremony will be open to all. The cost to attend will just be the cost to us.
Entries are now open. To entry click on the below button to complete your entry or entries. Good luck.
Tuesday, 14th September 2021: We held our official launch of the awards. Just click on the video at the top of this website to view it. As of the date of the launch, entries were already over 50 - 30% higher than expected at that time.
Monday, 18th October 2021: Entries close and the judging starts. Judging will be carried out by an independent group of judges. All judging will be via a secure online voting system.
Tuesday, 7th December 2021: The awards ceremony will be at lunchtime at The Waffle House with the winners announced on the day. Numbers on the day will be between 40 and 50, based on any restrictions at the time. The ceremony will also be streamed live with total viewing figures of 100+ expected.
Our policy is to request social distancing and wearing masks in line with the restrictions in place in May 2021.
These are the draft categories. If there are others that you would like
considered please let us know.
Start-Up Business of the Year
Service Provider of the Year
Best Place to Work
Independent Business of the Year
Supporting the Community Award
Digital Innovation Award
Retail Business of the Year
Best Customer /Client Service
Health, Beauty, Fitness Award
Green/Eco Business of the Year
Hospitality Business of the Year
Tourism Business of the Year
Artisan/Local Produce Provider of the Year
The Totally Locally Axminster Regeneration Award
Overall Business of the Year