Finalist in EADT Awards
25th June, 2015
At Ice Watch we leave no stone unturned when it comes to ensuring that our clients' businesses are protected against the threats posed by snow and ice. Doing so involves more than just ensuring their sites are gritted and snow is cleared. It also involves making sure that we put the measures in place in-house to make sure that our team have the skills, training and equipment at their disposal to complete the job to the highest standards.
It is therefore always nice when this commitment to our staff and clients is recognised by others and we are thrilled to have been nominated as a finalist in the East Anglian Daily Times (EADT) Business Awards. The awards are now in their 18th year and were introduced to identify and recognise “the best in entrepreneurial endeavour and business practice” across the circulation area of the EADT. Terry Hunt, Editor of the EADT had this to say about this year's nominees:
“I am thrilled that the number of entries for this year's awards has broken all records. The judges have had a more difficult task than ever in narrowing down the entries to just three finalists in each category and all those businesses which have made it through to this stage can feel proud of their achievement.”
Nominated in the Medium Business Category
As a company we have been nominated in the “Medium Business” category. This category is open to any business in any sector of the economy which has annual turnover of between £1million and £5million. Nominees in this category should also demonstrate that they address the following areas:
- Figures: We were required to demonstrate in our accounts that we have the level of turnover required to be eligible for the awards, that we have shown growth and profitability in the past three years and where in the market this has come from.
- People: We had to show evidence of best practice in HR and recruitment, with a commitment to ensuring all employees receive relevant training and opportunities for development.
- Corporate Social Responsibility: We had to be able to demonstrate details of our CSR strategy, including things such as how we plan to limit the impact of our operations on the environment, our involvement with the local community and our support for charities.
In addition to these areas, the judges also considered factors such as leadership, branding and innovation when it came to making their decision.
What The Judges Had To Say About Us…
“We were particularly impressed with the work they had carried out to achieve industry accreditations to enable them to successfully gain contracts from large institutions across the country.
We also were impressed with how they have used new technology such as providing, in real time to customers, the status of work in progress and their collaboration with UEA and the Met Office to improve their weather forecasting.”
We now look forward to attending the black-tie gala presentation evening at Trinity Park in Ipswich on 9th July. The event will be hosted by former BBC Radio Suffolk presenter Terry Baxter and all money raised during the evening will be donated to Age UK. We would like to wish all the nominees the best of luck and we will let you know how we get on!