Rugby Business Excellence Awards: nominate your business

Town Centre Retailer/Outlet of the Year winners Abraxas
Town Centre Retailer/Outlet of the Year winners Abraxas

It’s time to enter your company for this year’s Rugby Business Excellence Awards.

The Rugby Advertiser is holding the ceremony at Dunchurch Park Hotel on Friday July 4, and it promises to be an evening to remember. Sponsored by Cemex, the awards will recognise all that is excellent in our business community.

If you have achieved success and growth, implemented some innovative ideas, have outstanding staff and customer service or have gone eco-friendly then this is the perfect platform for you to shout about your success.

In the Town Centre Retailer/Outlet category, members of the public can nominate their favourite outlets in Rugby town centre through Facebook and entry forms during the month of April. The top five will be shortlisted and mystery-shopped. Marks will be given based on factors such as store layout, customer service level, and product availability and quality.

The Business Newcomer of the Year award is open to anyone who has management control of an organisation which they have personally established within the past five years. Among the criteria judges will be looking at are: details of product and marketing; customer satisfaction and retention; staff training; and growth strategies.

There are 11 award categories in total (see below right) and to find out more about all of them, visit our website and click on the ‘Business Excellence Awards’ tab near the top of the page.

The awards are free to enter and open to businesses of all sizes and the deadline for entries is Friday May 30.

Tickets will cost £50 plus VAT and includes drinks reception, three course meal with wine and entertainment. Visit or call Gillian Politis on 01536 356902 for more details. If your company would like to sponsor any of the available categories also contact Gillian.


Town Centre Retailer/Outlet - sponsored by Rugby First and Clock Towers

Innovator of the Year - Sponsorship available

Customer Care Award - Sponsored by BT and Aviva

Team of the Year - Sponsored by Stanair and BNI

Green Company of the Year - Sponsored by Sita

Small Business of the Year - Sponsored by Brethertons

Business Newcomer - Sponsored by Rugby Borough Council

Employee of the Year - Sponsorship available

Community Investment Award - Sponsored by Oxygen Graphics

Long Standing Business of the Year - Sponsorship available

Business of the Year - Sponsored by Cemex