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ABOUT THE KENT INVICTA CHAMBER AWARDS

The Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Awards brings together the business community showcasing the amazing achievements of a range of businesses and talented individuals.  

These awards attract a wide range of entries from across a variety of sectors, but the finalists and winners all have one thing in common, they are truly excellent at what they do and have proved this in their entry.  

Awards are open to all Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce Members, as well as Non-Members.

KEY REASONS TO ENTER:  

  • The chance to show how successful you are
  • Raise your business profile
  • Invaluable promotion opportunities
  • Powerful PR and marketing tool
  • Boosting staff morale
  • An engraved glass trophy and framed certificate

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Dinner Sponsor: The Digital Lookout

Please Note
All entries are completed online via Judjify
If you would prefer to complete a "Word Document" instead, please email
events@kentinvictachamber.co.uk


Business of the Year 2022

Category description: This category is open to any business, irrespective of sector. There is no turnover criteria.

The business must demonstrate outstanding performance, particularly over the last 12-24 months, in a number of aspects relating to their business operation. This should include commercial success, clear plans for growth, commitment to staff, local communities, environment and customers, a track record of innovation and strong leadership.

Entrants must have been trading for a minimum of two years. 

Sponsored by: University of Kent 

Construction Project of the Year 2022

Employer of the Year 2022

Entrepreneur of the Year 2022

Category description:
This category is open to any business/organisation working on a regeneration, redevelopment or refurbishment project. This may include, but is not limited to, projects completed or in the process of completion during 2021.

Projects that have approved planning for 2022 are also eligible. Entrants should be able to show how the project has provided (or will provide) opportunities for community development and involvement by way of employment, apprenticeships and training.

Projects do not have to be in Kent, but the business/organisation must have a registered address in Kent and have been trading for a minimum of two years by the 13th June 2022

Sponsored by: Rift R&D Tax Credits

Category description: This category is open to any business/organisation that can demonstrate commercial success and strategies for growth whilst achieving excellence in its commitment to the support and development of its workforce.

The organisation must show evidence that it has schemes, initiatives and policies which assess, deliver and monitor their workforce’s training and development, health and safety, general wellbeing and where there is an innovative approach to working terms and conditions.

Entrants must have been trading for a minimum of two years.

Sponsored by:
McArthur Glen Ashford Designer Outlet

Category description: This category is open to any individual who is instrumental as the business owner or main shareholder in leading their successful business or organisation in reaching its goals and potential, irrespective of size or sector.

This individual must demonstrate they have achieved commercial success, have clear plans, strategies and goals for their business and a strong track record of innovation.

Entrants must be a minimum age of 21 by the 13th June 2022.

Sponsored by: University of Greenwich

Excellence in Customer Service 2022

Family Business of the Year 2022

Innovative Business of the Year 2022

Category description: This category is open to any business, irrespective of sector. There is no turnover criteria.

The business must demonstrate commercial success and strategies for growth whilst achieving excellence in looking after its customers.

The organisation must have objectives for high quality customer service and clear methods of monitoring and evaluating standards. 

Entrants must have been trading for a minimum of two years.

Sponsored by: Azets

Category description: This category is open to any family business, irrespective of sector and size, that is owned and operated by two or more members of a single family. They must be related either by blood, marriage, civil partnership, cohabitation or adoption.

The family business must demonstrate outstanding performance, particularly over the last 12-24 months, in a number of aspects relating to their business operation. This should include commercial success, clear plans for growth, commitment to staff, local communities, environment and customers, a track record of innovation, communication and strong family leadership.

Entrants must have been trading for a minimum of two years as of 13th June 2022. No turnover criteria.

Sponsored by: Stagecoach

Category description: This category is open to any business, irrespective of sector and aims to attract businesses within which innovation or technology is a key element and where the continuous development is a major function of the business.

This is intended to include (but is not be limited to) businesses in the following areas: software and hardware, e-commerce, digital agencies, manufacturing, IT or telecoms infrastructure, electronics, medical, diagnostic or scientific devices and instrument technologies.

Entrants must have been trading for a minimum of two years.

Sponsored by:
Research & Innovation at University of Kent

Most Promising New Business 2022 

Success in International Trade 2022

Sustainability &
De-Carbonisation Business Of The Year 2022

Category description: This category is open to any business, irrespective of sector. There is no turnover criteria.

The business must demonstrate outstanding performance, particularly over the last 12 months, in a number of aspects relating to their business operation. These should include commercial success, clear plans for growth, commitment to staff, local communities, environment and customers, a track record of innovation and strong leadership.

Entrants will also be asked why they set up their business, to outline the challenges they faced and how these have been overcome.

This category is not open to those who have invested in a franchise model in order to start their business (franchisee) but is open to those that have developed their business into a franchise operation (franchisor).

Entrants must have been trading for a minimum of one year and less than three years as of the March 31st, 2022.

Sponsored by: Kent County Council

Category description: This category is open to any organisation, irrespective of size or sector, that is successfully marketing its products or services (including digital export trade) to customers outside the UK, and/or marketing products or services (including those of third parties) domestically.  

Entrants must be able to demonstrate outstanding improvements in commercial performance through export strategies.

The business/organisation will be asked to outline its exporting history; including how this has had a profound effect on business performance, how international strategies have been developed, how products or services have been tailored for overseas or domestic markets, what strategies are in place to overcome language and cultural difficulties, and what creative and innovative marketing activities have been used. 

Entrants must have been trading for a minimum of two years.

Sponsored by: Kent International Business

Category description:
This category is open to any organisation, irrespective
of size or sector, that shows that their business is sustainable and that this remains at the core of the business.

You will need to show how your net zero targets are set and how you have ensured they are credible and ambitious.

We would like to see how your three year business plan is created to demonstrate how your business will become net zero.

Entrants must have been trading for a minimum of two years.

Sponsored by: MidKent College

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Audrey Rich (PA to CEO) audrey@kentinvictachamber.co.uk

Telephone 01233 503838 | Website www.kentinvictachamber.co.uk

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