Quibble is Sponsoring the Stamford Mercury Business Awards

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be one of the category sponsors for this year’s Mercury Business Awards.

2024 will mark the 19th anniversary of the awards, making the ceremony one of the longest-established events of its kind across Stamford, Rutland, Bourne and the Deepings.

Nominations are now open for each of the ten categories, which will once again be held at The Pavillion at the wonderful Rutland Hall Hotel on Friday, September 27th.

The finalists and their guests will be treated to a drinks reception courtesy of the Rutland Hall Hotel, followed by a delicious three-course meal. The winners will be unveiled after the meal during the awards ceremony.

What Categories Are There?

The awards will celebrate businesses and entrepreneurs across the region with the following categories:

Best New Startup

This award is to celebrate the business that has enjoyed great success during infancy, exceeding all expectations and building strong foundations for the future – Quibble was lucky enough to win this award back in 2019!

Employee/Team of the Year

This award will be presented to the employee or team that has shown dedication and commitment to the business and consistently goes above and beyond.

Best Independent Retailer

This award will recognise the shop that has contributed to making the Mercury area truly outstanding. Judging criteria includes financial performance, product and store innovation, and outstanding customer service.

Business Innovation

This award will be presented to the organisation showcasing the most compelling ability to create, nurture, and advance innovations or processes that enhance commercial performance or the company’s prospects.

Environmental Champion

Awarded to the business showcasing a dedication to minimising its carbon footprint through initiatives such as reducing fossil fuel consumption, preserving the natural environment, enhancing resource efficiency by minimising waste, decreasing pollution, and advancing environmental awareness.

Businessperson of the Year

This is the award that Quibble is sponsoring, and one which our Director & Founder Anna Morrish was nominated for in 2023.

The recipient of this award will be an individual distinguished for their entrepreneurial spirit, exceptional achievements, and ability to inspire those around them.

Customer Care

This award will acknowledge the company, regardless of size or sector, that can demonstrate its genuine commitment to prioritising the customer.

Small Business of the Year

This award will be awarded to a business which has been operating for over three years with up to 20 employees, showcasing excellence and innovation within their industry.

Large Business of the Year

This award will be awarded to the business that has been trading for over three years with more than 20 employees, provided they can substantiate their business growth.

Best Social Enterprise

This award welcomes entries from charities and social enterprises that can showcase the considerable commercial and social impact of their initiatives.

Why Are We Sponsoring the Awards?

“We’ve been very lucky over the past few years to be consistently recognised by the Mercury Awards.” Says Quibble Director & Founder Anna Morrish, “We’ve been nominated in several of the categories over the past few years and we were lucky enough to win Best New Startup in 2019 too!”

“It’s a good opportunity for us to support up-and-coming businesses in the area and recognise those entrepreneurs that have gone above and beyond to grow their businesses and support their teams in the past year,” Explains Anna, when asked why the business decided to sponsor an award.

“We’ll be sponsoring the Businessperson of the Year award, and we’ll be there on the night to support the winners, meet new people, catch up with old friends and enjoy the evening!”

There’s still time to submit a business for one of the awards, which is open until June 21st.

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