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Winning an award can be great for publicity, staff motivation and market edge. There are many business awards schemes around that can help you to stand out from the pack. Here we select some of the best (all free to enter unless stated).

Currently Open Awards

East Anglian Daily Times Suffolk Business Awards
This annual event is now open for entries - Categories include Environment and Sustainability.  Who should get the Outstanding Achievement prize?  Closing date is Friday 4th May 2018 and the prizes will be awarded at a gala event in July.

More details of currently open awards coming soon.

Other schemes - currently  closed to applications

Guardian Sustainable Business Awards
A range of categories and previous winners profiled in the paper. Entries for this year now closed but more details coming soon.

EDIE Sustainability Leaders Awards
The awards are open to all businesses and organisations across the public and private sectors and of all sizes from the largest multi-nationals to the smallest micro-organisations.  Their awards ceremony for the winners was on Wednesday 24 January 2018 at the London Hilton, Park Lane. 

Ashden Awards 
Prestigious, high-profile national and international awards. Topics include energy reduction, renewables and travel.
Entries closed back in November for this year although you can register your interest for 2019.

Bury Free Press Business Awards
West Suffolk business awards. Categories include a Green/ Environmental Award.
Entries typically July-August. Currently closed but details of the 2018 awards nomination procedure will appear soon.

Suffolk: Creating the Greenest County Awards
Our very own awards for the best in local green achievements. Entries typically Jan-Feb. Awards did not run in 2017 due to 10-year celebration; back in 2018.



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All information correct as of April 2018.