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Rochford District Business Awards open for entries


Do you know a business, apprentice, employer or entrepreneur that deserves special recognition for their success, approach or attitude over the past year? Or are you proud of the achievements of your own business? If so, get your entries in for the Rochford District Business Awards 2024!

The Rochford District Business Awards, supported by Toomey Motor Group, are free to enter and aim to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our fantastic business community over the last 12 months.

This year, we are celebrating businesses across a diverse range of categories, including Employer of the Year, Start-Up of the Year, Community Impact, the Sustainability Award, and new for this year - Customer Service Award. Awards can also acknowledge the achievements of the individuals that make up our business community, including Entrepreneur of the Year and Apprentice of the Year.

Councillor Michael Hoy, Lead Member for Resources, Climate Change and Economy of the Joint Administration at Rochford District Council, said: “The Rochford District Business Awards give business owners and managers a chance to take a step back and reflect on their successes and celebrate their achievements.

“If you know a great local business, please encourage them to nominate themselves! This is an opportunity for local business to be recognised for their contributions to their communities and the local economy, and to celebrate their staff too.”

Steven Decelis, Group Chief Executive Officer at Toomey Motor Group, added: “We are delighted to once again be supporting the Rochford Business Awards. This collaboration reflects our shared commitment to support business innovation, growth, and economic development within Rochford. Together, with Rochford District Council, we recognise the outstanding contributions made by companies across the region, paving the way for a prosperous future for our local community.”

To see the full list of award categories and to enter, visit:

The closing date for entries has been extended to 9pm on Sunday 21 January 2024.

The Awards will be presented at our ceremony on the evening of Thursday 29 February 2024 at The Rayleigh Club, Rayleigh.