Business of the Year
Sponsored by Huddersfield Town FC
This award will be given to a Business in Brighouse and the surrounding area that has gone above and beyond its competitors and proven itself as the best that Brighouse has to offer. The judges are looking for successful year on year growth in its sector, significant employment and a commitment to growth on either the national or international stage. A developed corporate social responsibility policy will improve your nomination.
Sponsored by Community Foundation for Calderdale
This award will go to an individual that has done the most, through their work or voluntary service, to improve and bring together the community of Brighouse. Judges will be looking for evidence of their success and testimonials from their colleagues or friends on their achievements.
Teacher of the Year
This award will be given to a teacher from Brighouse and the surrounding area that has shown a commitment to their school, their pupils and their education. The Brighouse Teacher of the Year will have a track record not just of academic success but going above and beyond in their school. The judges are looking for a track record of consistently high performance and encourage testimonials from pupils and staff.
Charity of the Year
Sponsored by Retreat Beauty Lounge
This award will go to a charity in Brighouse and the surrounding area that has done the most good for the people of Brighouse through their work and fundraising efforts. Judges are looking for a track record of successful funding and achieving their stated objectives.
Retailer of the Year
This award recognises a retail store in Brighouse that has risen above their competitors and proven themselves successful in the retail environment. Marks will be awarded for innovation, financial success, and a track record of encouraging visitors to Brighouse and the surrounding area.
Environmental Business of the Year
This award will go to a Business that has committed the improving the environmental impact of themselves or their customers. This may include an internal environmental policy, or the promotion of environmental products and services to the people of Brighouse.
Student of the Year
Supported by The Room Education Centre
This award will go to a student in Brighouse and the surrounding area who has exceeded expectations and proven themselves in an academic environment. Judges will be looking for both academic success as well as a commitment to improving their school, working alongside and supporting their classmates.
Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by Lottie Shaw's
This award will go to an Apprentice working for a Brighouse business that stands out amongst the competitors as a future rising star in the community. Judges will be looking for excellence in the workplace and a commitment to their own learning and development. Testimonials from staff and managers will be considered.
Best for Brighouse Award
Sponsored by Sleigh & Story
This award will be open to a business or individual, and the winner will be someone or something the panel feels has had the greatest positive impact on Brighouse as a whole. This can be through voluntary work, success on the national stage, a track record of high local employment or anything the judges feel is in the best interests of Brighouse.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsored by Yorkshire Payments & Town Hall Dental
This award is not open for nomination but will instead be pre-selected. The Lifetime Achievement Award will go to an individual who, throughout their life, has shown an unwavering commitment and devotion to doing the best for their local area, whether it be through business or their work in the community.