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This award celebrates innovation by a family business across all sectors which can be displayed through marketing the brand, development of new products and services, the enhancement of service delivery, production, manufacturing or work practices.

The criteria which the judging panel will consider include the following:

  • Demonstrates originality in the delivery of a product/service
  • Evidence of a product/service that stands out from its competitors offering
  • Evidence of new thinking, moving away from industry norms
  • Demonstrates customer satisfaction through innovative offering
  • Demonstrates improved business performance through innovation
  • Benefits generated by the business for the wider community through innovation
  • Evidence of achievements

This category is open to micro, small, medium and large companies. Judging will be assessed in the context of the size and resources of the business.