ICON AWARDS

Friday 16th September 2022

ICON Awards 2022

The ICON Awards are Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce's annual business awards, celebrating local business achievements and talent in Inverclyde.

The new awards were launched in 2020 and revealed our new ICON Award branding, new categories and our aims for the awards which are replacing the popular Bee's Knees Awards.

After the postponed ICON Awards in 2020 and 2021, we will return on Friday 16th September.

Further information on the awards are available below and ICC will continue to provide regular updates. The deadline for entries is 23:00 on Monday 1st August 2022.


How To Enter

The ICON Awards 2022 will return to The Chartroom at Kip Marina on Friday 16th September 2022.

We have provided a short guide and FAQ's in the meantime to better inform those looking to enter the Awards. Click on the button below for the low down on all you need to know.

For any further advice or an informal chat, contact Shari Workman at membership@inverclydechamber.co.uk.

Category Criteria

Health and Wellbeing

This category recognises organisations who have shown a commitment to health and wellbeing of their employee and to support to people within the Inverclyde area.

Who should enter?:

Open to all organisations registered in the Inverclyde area.

Previous winners:

None - New Category

Entrepreneurism

This category is aimed at individuals and businesses that have grown as a result of its entrepreneurial spirit.

Who should enter?:

Open to all organisations registered in the Inverclyde area.

Previous winners:

None - New Category

Diversity

This award recognises organisations who have shown a commitment to the diversity of their organisation.

Who should enter?:

Open to all organisations registered in the Inverclyde area.

Previous winners:

New Category

Best Tourism Business

This award celebrates the positive contribution of local tourism or hospitality related businesses in encouraging local spend, attracting visitors to the area and enhancing the profile of the Inverclyde area through what they can offer.

Who should enter?:

Open to all organisations registered in the Inverclyde area.

Previous winners:

None - New Category

Internationalism

This category shines a light on those that are trading internationally across the globe and continues to grow in light of successes and the strong business plans actioned by the company.

Who should enter?:

Open to all organisations registered in the Inverclyde area.

Previous winners:

New Category

Business Growth

This category highlights the success of Inverclyde Businesses who can demonstrate year on year growth and how they intend to continue to grow and further established themselves.

Who should enter?:

Open to all organisations registered in the Inverclyde area.

Previous winners:

New Category

Community Benefits

This award will look to shine a light on the businesses that constantly strive to support the local community as well as providing opportunities to local residents.

Who should enter?:

Open to all organisations registered in the Inverclyde area.

Previous winners:

New Category

Sustainability

This new category recognises excellence in companies of any size that has created business opportiunities through its sustainability measures, as well as supporting the environment.

Who should enter?:

Any Inverclyde based business that manufactures at any scale and within any sector.

Previous winners:

New Category

Covid Resilience

This award is intended for those organisations that across the past two years have shown a definance and resilience in spite of the most challenging trading conditions in many generations. It may be a charity responding to the needs of local people, a business response to the community need or the retention of staff throughout the lockdown periods.

Who should enter?:

Open to all organisations registered in the Inverclyde area.

Previous winners:

New Category

Skills Development

This award is intended for those organisations that are dedicated to the development of their employees skills, creating opportunities and a solid framework to support the learning environment.

Who should enter?:

Open to all organisations registered in the Inverclyde area.

Previous winners:

New Category

FURTHER GUIDANCE FOR APPLICANTS AND TERMS & CONDITIONS

To submit your entry please apply online at https://inverclydechamber.co.uk/awards/ or email your application to membership@inverclydechamber.co.uk before the deadline (to be re-established and will be confirmed in due course). All entries must be submitted by the designated deadline and entries received after this time cannot be considered.

Hard copy postal entries will also be accepted and can be posted or hand delivered to: Shari Workman, Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce, Room 5, Victoria House, East Blackhall Street, Greenock, PA15 1HD

By submitting your application form, you are confirming that you are the person submitting this entry, and that, to the best of your knowledge, the information provided in this form is true and complete. By submitting this form, you also agree that information from this application can be used for publicity purposes and can be accessed by our Board and sponsors (unless non-publicly available details have been specifically and clearly marked).

  • Each category has different requirements for consideration and entrants should use the Category Descriptor documents to shape their application and statement. Copies of these are available on the Inverclyde Chamber website or you can email membership@inverclydechamber.co.uk for more details.
  • Please complete all fields on the form before returning. You may use an extra page for your supporting statement if required, but please keep the statement to approx. 500 words or less. This supporting statement should be used to tell the story of the nominated business and our judges and sponsors want to know what gives the company a special buzz, as well as learning of all the achievements and potential of the business. For this reason, we ask that you consult the category criteria and ensure you provide a compelling and concise statement supporting why this business should be shortlisted above all other entries.
  • Applicants can apply for up to 3 different categories; however, each entry must be submitted on a separate application form.
  • Membership of the Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce is not a prerequisite for entry to ICON Business Awards and all categories are open to any Inverclyde Business.
  • A sponsor may not enter an award in the category that they are sponsoring.

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