The following is a complete list of Tendring Blue Ribbon 2022 categories and alongside are the category sponsors to whom the hosts are extremely grateful. Please click on their logos to learn more about our sponsors and their businesses, products and services.

Please note: Nominations will only be accepted via the relevant nomination form posted on our nomination page, which will be live on 4th April 2022.

Tradesperson/Sole Trader of the Year Award

This award recognises the skills and dedication of Tendring tradespeople, many of whom are self employed and work on their own

Emerging New Business Award

Recognises a new business under three years old, which has translated an idea into a successful business venture, despite the difficulties faced during the pandemic

Environment and Sustainability

Open to any business that is reducing its environmental impact, regardless of size or sector, and is fully committed to improving its environmental performance and efficient use of resources

Business in the Community Award

This award is open to businesses that, in addition to their commercial activities, go over and above to create a positive, sustainable and societal impact as part of their corporate and social responsibility role

Best Customer Focus Award

This award recognises a business or individual giving an exceptional end to end customer experience by putting their customers at the heart of everything they do

Retailer of the Year Award

This award is for an independent retail outlet, able to demonstrate excellence in product and customer service

Outstanding Employee Award

If you have an employee who you feel deserves this award, then tell us why. This can be any employee who has shown outstanding initiative and gone above and beyond in their role

Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Award

An independent business able to demonstrate excellence in customer experience and service. This may be for hospitality, events, attractions or through activities which have promoted the area

Business Leader Award

Outstanding businesses often require outstanding individuals with larger than-life personalities who show vision, commitment and enthusiasm. This award is for someone who demonstrates these qualities

Business Innovation Award

This Award will be made to the business or individual demonstrating outstanding innovation either by developing a new product or by introducing a new service to an existing business

Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award

Judges are looking an individual who is currently undertaking skills training and can show demonstrable results. They will have made a significant contribution to support the business activities of their employer and are on track for a successful career

Team of the Year Award

This award gives employers the opportunity to recognise the hard work, professionalism and dedication of a team who have exceeded expectations and made a real contribution to the success of the business

Employer of the Year Award

An award for a business that has great staff relation and good staff retention. Staff should receive ongoing training and development, and feel valued by their employers. The best company to work for!

Health, Care and Wellness Sector Award

An award which recognises the work of businesses or individuals working in the health, care and wellness sector, including medical, care, spa, and fitness and other wellness areas

The Judges Award

The Judges Award, sponsored by the Judges themselves, will be presented to the most outstanding nomination received in any of the above categories. This award will be made to the business or individual whom the judges feel has demonstrated excellence in all areas