Dacorum Business Heroes
In our business community, there are often unsung heroes who go beyond the call of duty to give back to the borough. Through these awards, we want to recognise the businesses that really make a difference and have a positive impact on the lives of others - shaping the future of economic growth in Dacorum.
We would like to thank our sponsors for supporting this initiative: West Herts College, Hemel Hempstead Business Improvement District, Barnard and Webb Solicitors, Marlowes Shopping Centre, My Mustard and Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors. More details can be found on our sponsors page.
How to nominate
We invite nominations for the categories detailed below. If you know or work for a company that excels in any of the following areas, don't be shy, make a nomination and let us know why.
The deadline for making nominations is midnight on Thursday 17 September 2020. Winners will be invited to the Awards Ceremony on 27 November 2020 at Little Hay Golf Complex.
Our borough’s businesses have shown extraordinary resilience during these difficult times - so it’s more important than ever to recognise them. This year, we have added a new special award category to recognise those businesses that adapted to cope with the crisis. We want to hear about businesses that have adjusted what they do and how they do it, or supported the community through the pandemic by utilising their skills and resources to help. We’re sure there are some great examples out there - from cafes and restaurants delivering food parcels to local residents, to manufacturers switching to making PPE, or businesses that have adapted to help frontline workers or vulnerable residents. Nominate your Crisis Hero now!
Business in the Community Hero
Do you know a company that supports the local community and deserves recognition for what it does? We're looking for business heroes who give something back to the borough. Whether they're involved in fundraising or have supported your charity or community group, we want you to nominate your Business in the Community Hero.
We're looking for green business heroes who are working towards sustainability and the protection of our environment. Are you a business that has introduced new eco-friendly products or services? Have you introduced a plastic ban on product packaging? Or any other internal processes or policies to ensure you’re a green business? Nominate yourself and let everyone know how you’re protecting our precious planet.
Do you know or work for a local employer that just exudes positivity - a great place to do business because it’s a great place to work? A business that inspires employees to go the extra mile simply because they enjoy working there so much? We’re looking for local businesses that recognise that being a good employer is about so much more than simply providing work and paying their staff well. We’re looking for employers that go above and beyond for their staff, whether its providing excellent ongoing training and personal development opportunities, promoting equality and diversity across the workforce, embracing flexible working, prioritising overall staff wellbeing, or any other ‘wow’ factor that may make them our employment hero. Nominate now.
Do you know an employer who’s a Skills Hero? A local business that’s committed to growing local skills and nurturing local talent. This could be via structured apprenticeship schemes or by wider support for young people through formal work experience, mentoring or similar programmes. It might be work that’s been sustained over a long period or something that’s been introduced more recently but which is already having a meaningful impact.
Business to Business Hero
Businesses that support the growth of other businesses in the borough are true heroes and we want to hear about them. Has your company made a positive contribution to the success of another business? Or did you receive invaluable support from another business when you were starting out? Nominate your hero now.
Have you found a shop that has it all? We're asking satisfied shoppers to send in nominations for their retail hero. Whether they have staff that go the extra mile, the product range is out of this world or it adds something special to the community - nominate your favourite shop today.
Find out more about our 2019 Business Heroes.