CELEBRATING LOCAL BUSINESS
SUPPORTING LOCAL CAUSES
WHY CELEBRATE LOCAL
The local Business Awards want to give national recognition to the best local businesses in the UK. By doing this we can inspire people to shop local and create thriving, resilient local economies.
Every £1 spent with a local supplier is worth £1.76 to the local economy, and only 36 pence if it is spent out of the local area. That makes £1 spent locally worth almost 400 % more to the local economy. This is how we will rebuild high-streets, communities, giving opportunity to all and building a better more sustainable economy. Supporting local means that you care about the community that you live in. You'll be able to put money back into your community and the other people who call it home.
THE LOCAL APPROACH
Traditional awards cannot address the diversity of all the amazing businesses in the UK, so we do not limit the number of winners. We don’t arbitrarily compare unique organisations so we can have 1 winner. We don’t use a biased metric, we don’t subjectively pick winners. We celebrate excellence, we celebrate all amazing local businesses.
This methodology has been used by The Lotus Awards for 5 years and has recognised some of the most innovative brands on the planet.
Winning awards can make a huge difference on both a personal and professional level. They help to win new customers, increase sales, improve engagement and make recruitment easier.
Winning a local business award will also help to get your local community excited about shopping local. You’ll be able to put money back into your community giving your local economy a chance to thrive.
WIN OR LOSE ENTERING AWARDS IS NEVER WASTED TIME OR MONEY
Writing an award entry can be time-consuming and plenty of people doubt the importance of Awards but whatever one thinks of them, awards - and the burst of media attention they garner - play a vital role in the marketing of any industry … There can be little doubt, for instance, of the effect the Turner Prize has made on the world of contemporary art or the role the Stirling Prize has had on architecture across the nation. Read on ….