What makes the Rugby FM Pride of Rugby Awards 2017 with Cemex unique is that it features categories for both local business and the community across Rugby and the surrounding villages. The categories for nomination are:
Business of the Year
Open to businesses with 10 or more employees. Judges will be looking for a clear business plan and achievement of stated business objectives.
Small Business of the Year with FSB
Open to businesses with fewer than 10 employees. Judges will be looking for a clear business plan and achievement of stated business objectives.
Town Centre Business Initiative of the Year
Judges will be looking for an outstanding business operating within the Town Centre, making a positive contribution to life in Rugby.
Team of the Year
Employers can nominate three or more people who either work together usually, or just for a particular project. This category is also open to teams who work in the charity & voluntary sector.
Hospitality Business of the Year with Coombe Abbey
This is an opportunity for hotels, restaurants and public houses to nominate themselves for recognition of outstanding service. Judges will be looking for exceptional service and a successful business.
Customer Care Award
Judges will be looking for cases where customers are treated with outstanding care, courtesy and respect.
Business Person of the Year
The judges will be looking for a business person who shows a genuine entrepreneurial spirit and has contributed to the business community in Rugby.
Citizen of the Year
Judges will be looking for individuals whose selfless efforts have left a lasting impression on the lives of others and who have made a significant contribution to improving life in Rugby.
Carer of the Year
This award is designed to recognise the work of hundreds of carers in Rugby. Judges will be looking to choose one individual who has gone beyond the call of duty and exceeded the expectations of their role.
Long Service Volunteer of the Year with GE
This award is designed to recognise an individual who has volunteered for the same organisation for over 5 years and has made a significant difference to the organisation and others within the community.
Educator of the Year with Urban and Civic
This award recognises a person whose teaching, leadership or mentoring has inspired others to achieve more in their education and career. Judges will be looking for either an individual or an organisation that has made a real difference in their students’ lives.
Young Achiever of the Year with Nationwide Windows
Judges will be looking for a young person (under 25 years of age) who has contributed significantly to life in Rugby and who has shown commitment to their local community.
Rugby Pride Award with Rugby Borough Council
This special award recognises the work of an individual who makes an outstanding contribution to life in Rugby. Judges will be looking for an ambassador to the town whose contribution to our local area improves life for residents and visitors, and whose commitment is outstanding. This category is open to individuals, charities and voluntary organisations.