The following is a complete list of Tendring Blue Ribbon 2019 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.

Tradesperson of the Year Award

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

Start up Business Award

An award that recognises a new business under two years old, which has translated an idea into a successful business venture

Sustainability & Environment

This new award is for a business that has shown a commitment to sustainability and care for the environment through products, services or in the way it operates

Business in the Community Award

A community focused award for a business or an individual that has gone above and beyond to give back to their local area

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

An individual who shows outstanding enterprise and innovation and able to demonstrate exceptional vision and leadership

Customer Excellence Award

Open to businesses that excel in customer services and are able to demonstrate methods used to maintain and improve customer satisfaction

Retailer of the Year Award

This award is for a local retailer who is able to demonstrate excellence in product and in customer service

Employee of the Year Award

An award for an employee recognised by their employer for outstanding service and the value that they bring to the business

Hospitality and Leisure Award

For an independent business able to demonstrate excellence in customer experience and service for Tendring residents and visitors

Employer of the Year Award

This award is for an organisation that has created a positive working environment and shows an ongoing commitment to the welfare of employees

Innovation in Design & Technology Award

An award for a company or individual that has demonstrated a product or service innovation leading to commercial success

Apprentice of the Year Award

This award will be for an outstanding apprentice, nominated by their employer, who has demonstrated hard work and commitment to their learning

Team of the Year Award

This team award recognises the hard work and dedication of a team who have made a real contribution to the success of a business

Health and Wellbeing Award

Open to all health and wellbeing organisations and individuals that can demonstrate the highest levels of service and care

Judges Award

The Judges Award 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.