Rochford District Council’s Business Awards launched

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Rochford District Council is proud to announce the launch of the Rochford Business Awards 2023.

Awards will be made in the following categories:

  • Micro Business of the Year
  • SME of the Year
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Start-Up Business of the Year
  • Environmental Impact Award
  • Community Impact Award
  • Social Enterprise of the Year
  • Innovative Business of the Year
  • Employee Contribution of the Year

The nomination process opened Monday 14th November.

Please make sure a nomination form is submitted before 5pm on Monday 12th December.

Cllr Danielle Belton, Portfolio Holder for Climate and Economy, Rochford District Council, said:

“I am really pleased the Council is delivering a Business Awards, supported by sponsorship, at this challenging time for businesses who have already been through difficulties these past two years.

“It is important that we celebrate and recognise the value of our local business community at every level, but particularly as employers, innovators and local leaders and which also includes employees and apprentices. I look forward to seeing all the diverse entries.”

If you are aware of a local business, apprentice, entrepreneur or employee that you think deserves special recognition, make sure to submit your nomination before the closing date of 5pm, Monday 5th December.

Nominated businesses must be located in the Rochford District.

Visit our website for more information on the eligibility criteria for each award, and the link to the nominations form.

The Council is engaging local sponsors for these awards. If you are, or know of, a business that would be interested in sponsoring an award category, please contact where we’d be delighted to discuss the range of opportunities available.

The awards will be handed out at a dedicated local celebration event on Thursday 26th January 2023. More details on this event will follow.