he search is on for the best of the best as the Cornwall Business Awards launch for 2020. From great places to work and customer experience, to exporters and rising stars; the Awards recognise companies that demonstrate why Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is such a great place to do business.

Now in its 15th year, the Awards are organised by the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth and Skills Hub, who provide an independent and impartial service to help businesses grow through support and training.

The team at the Growth and Skills Hub have been busy promoting and developing the Awards since the event last June and this year are introducing three new categories, recognising the contribution made to business success by employees, finance and inclusive workplaces.

“We wanted to recognise that business growth is driven by the staff who come to work every day. So, as well as celebrating how management teams can build companies and growth, and the leaders with vision who inspire their team, we wanted to recognise the other people that make a business great and the impact finance can have. The new Employee of the Year, Beacon Inclusivity and Business Finance Awards do just that.”

Kirsty Miles-Musgrave

Communications Manager , Growth and Skills Hub

The Awards are completely free to enter, and businesses should register with the website to take a look at the categories as well as receive top tips and guidance from the Growth & Skills Hub on completing their application.

The finalists for each category will be announced at the start of May and will also be in the running for a £10,000 marketing campaign from Media Partner Pirate FM, including digital and on-air advertising, as well as the People’s Choice Award – chosen via public vote.

Any business or sole trader based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly can apply with applications open until Midnight Monday 23rd March.