How to enter?

Applications for the High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise 2018/19 have now closed.

The awards for 2019/20 will be open for applications in October 2019. If you are not already on our mailing list, please contact sally.williamson@chester.ac.uk so you can be kept updated for the next High Sheriff’s awards.

The information below applies to our current awards but has been left online to provide an indication of the entry criteria.

How to Enter

Please view our award categories and select the category or categories you wish to enter. You can enter a maximum of two categories. Please complete a supporting statement for each category (if applying for two).

Entry Criteria

Essential entry criteria for the High Sheriff’s Award for Enterprise, the High Sheriff’s Award for Responsible Business Practice, Mornflake Oats Award for Innovation, Roberts Bakery Family Business Award of Excellence, and the Cheshire Business Exporter of the Year are as follows:

The entrants must:

  • Be based in Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East, Halton or Warrington.
  • Have an annual turnover of between £500,000 and £25m.
  • Employ between 5-250 (fte) members of staff.
  • Demonstrate outstanding performance and explain their strategy to ensure that the company will continue to expand and flourish in the future

There are no specific entry requirements for the Cheshire Business Leaders Award for the Outstanding Cheshire & Warrington Business Leader.

Essential entry criteria for the Cheshire Business Leaders Award for the Cheshire & Warrington Entrepreneur of the Year: Entrants must be running a business that has been trading for a maximum of three years.

For more information please contact 01244 512888 or alternatively email sally.williamson@chester.ac.uk