2016 Strive Business Awards

2016 Strive Business Awards

Every year, we like to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the entrepreneurs who have been through Strive training with our Strive Business Awards. These awards recognise the businesses that have excelled in 2016 in six different categories; Best Creative Business, Best Employer, Best Service Provider, Best Social Business, Best Growth Business & The Strive Community Champion. Nominations are made by programme graduates and winners are decided by an independent panel of judges. This year’s winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in early February.

If you know a Striver who deserves some recognition for the hard work they have put in, then nominate them by filling in the form here. Strivers only need to be nominated once to get through to the next stage, so there is no need to do multiple nominations for the same person.


Nominations close at
6pm on Monday 23rd January. 

The Award Categories Explained…

Best Employer
This award is for the Striver who has done the most to develop their staff (or volunteers) in the past 12 months, or the person who has invested time and effort into ensuring that their staff are working in a supportive environment.

Best Creative
This award is for the Striver who runs the most outstanding creative business. It could be the strength of the service they provide or the quality of the products they are selling that makes them stand out. Or both!

Best Service
This award is for the Striver who provides a service to a very high standard. They provide their customers with a fantastic service or regularly go the extra mile for their clients.

Best Social Business
This award is for the Striver whose business brings about positive social change through socially / ethically minded practices.

Best Growth Business
This award is for the Striver whose business has shown the strongest growth in the past 12 months. This could be growth in income, people helped, or customers.

Best Food & Drink Business

This award is for the best food and drink business. It could be awarded for the strong growth of a business  or for the quality of the food and drink they are producing.

Strive Community Champion
This is a new award for the Striver who has made the most valuable contribution to the Strive community in the past year. The award is intended to celebrate the person who has given their time and skills to help other members of the community without asking for anything in return.