The 2020 Awards

Sadly due to the impact of Coronavirus we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the awards until 2022. Read more here 

Beacon Inclusivity Award – Sponsored by The Beacon Project
Best Business with a Purpose – Sponsored by Corserv
Best Customer Experience  – Sponsored by Jobline Staffing
Best Family Business – Sponsored by St Austell Printing Company
Best New Business – Sponsored by Outset Cornwall
Best Place to Work – Sponsored by The Skills Hub
Business Finance Award – Sponsored by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Investment Fund
Business Leader of the Year – Sponsored by InFocus from Unlocking Potential 
Clean Growth Award – Sponsored by University of Exeter
Employee of the Year – Sponsored by Truro and Penwith College
Exporter of the Year – Sponsored by Business Cornwall 
Growth Business of the Year – Sponsored by Access to Finance 
Rising Star – Sponsored by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP
Sole Trader of the Year – Sponsored by Lang Bennetts
Third Sector Award – Sponsored by Eden Project

What can you apply for?

The Pirate FM Brand Builder Award winner will be chosen from the shortlist of finalists by our media sponsor Pirate FM. They will look at all the finalist businesses and pick their winner from who they think will have the most impact from the marketing support. All the finalists will be judged – you don’t have to be a category winner!  

The winner will receive a marketing campaign with Pirate FM to the value of £10,000 including, digital display advertising, 1 x promotional video, social media campaign, 2 x 30” commercials scripted and produced and a 3 month on air campaign with Pirate FM, plus free marketing advice for the entire year.

Win a marketing package worth £10,000 from Pirate FM 

Finalist Workshop 

Shortlisted businesses will be invited to a workshop on to help make the most of being a finalist and to prepare for Showdown Day.  Being an award nominee is a great opportunity to get your business noticed for all the right reasons but how are you going to achieve that? Find out with from DCA PR our sponsor and past winner of Best Marketing Campaign at the awards in 2019. 


Showdown Day is where we invite all the finalists to come to meet a judging panel where we will put their online entry to the test in person to decide the final category winners. 

This will be your chance to sell yourself and your business in person to make the difference to who gets their hands on the coveted trophies. The judges will have the opportunity to expand on the application questions and ask each finalists a bit more about why they think they should be a winner. FIND OUT MORE


Hear direct from the organisers of the awards with their tips to getting top of the pile with your entry.


Get all the questions and start planning your entry. Ready to apply now, or want to see what’s involved before you start? Download the questions now and check out what categories are right for your business. 


People’s Choice 2020

Cornwall’s favourite business will be chosen by a public vote from all the finalists. Voting opens when the shortlist is announced and closes on the awards night after the last category award winner. Check back here for the voting page.

People’s Choice 2020 is sponsored by Watson Marlow Fluid Technology Group

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Organised and presented by The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth and Skills Hub on behalf of
Cornwall Development Company, Bickford House, South Wheal Crofty, Station Road, Pool, Redruth TR15 3QG.