Business Action Awards 2020 | North Devon's independent business awards | Best Employer Award

Enter Best Employer Award

Business Action Awards 2020 | North Devon's independent business awards | Best Employer Award

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Cooper Golding Recruitment | sponsor of the Best Employer Award 2020 | Business Action Awards 2020 | North Devon's independent business awards

Enter online or by email

To enter your business or nominate your employer for the Best Employer Award:

  1. Please complete the form below
  2. Download and email the Word entry form.

If you experience any problem, please or call 07971 176044 – we value your time and your entry.

Category rules for entry

Please follow the category rules below, which also include useful suggestions on how to ensure your entry showcases achievements in the best possible light.

  1. You can enter your own business or nominate your employer for this award.
  2. This award is for any business in North Devon which employs people, from one member of staff to hundreds or thousands.
  3. Ensure you read the awards terms and conditions.
  4. Read the criteria and the questions on the form below in advance so that you understand what the judges are looking for and tailor your answers to these.
  5. There is no restriction on how much information you can provide in your answers, although please ensure that anything you say is relevant to this award. The questions are deliberately open to enable you to submit the best possible entry and the examples given are purely illustrative. Add any other information you feel is important to highlight success.
  6. Provide as much detail and evidence as possible to back up your claims, including relevant links to web sites or videos.
  7. Write and save your answers in a note-making or word-processing app first and copy them into the form below. This ensures you do not lose anything you have taken a long time to write.
  8. Attach any files, eg customer compliments or images of products, to support your entry.
  9. Entries must be submitted before 11:00am on Tuesday 10 March 2020.


The judges are looking for evidence of one or more of:

  • Open approach to employing a diverse workforce
  • Develops the potential of all employees as individuals
  • Supports professional development with appropriate training
  • Enables employees to achieve work / life balance
  • Rewards employees appropriately for their contribution to the business
  • Takes an active role in nurturing local skills and talent
  • Creates and promotes an enjoyable and positive work environment
  • Supports staff and makes everyone feel a part of the team
  • Open to new ideas and feedback
  • Creates a sense of community within the workplace (organises socials outside of work)   

These criteria are not exhaustive. Remember, the judges don’t know what you have achieved, so please include anything you think relevant to your entry even if it is not listed above.

Good luck!

Entry form

Your entry will be acknowledged immediately on screen and by email after successful completion – if not, please or call 07971 176044.