This award is for individuals who have demonstrated a major contribution to the success of the company they work for or who have provided excellent professional service to their customers, suppliers, or external stakeholders in the business.

Candidates are welcomed from any part of the business if they have played a significant part in recent improvement, for example IT systems, sales, customer services, accounting, operations, warehousing, delivery, product development, training etc.

People from all areas of the industry can enter for this award; they can apply themselves or can be nominated by colleagues.

There are two sections in this category:

• Professional of the Year
• Emerging Professional of the Year

This award will be judged on the following criteria:
• Record of achievement
• Leadership ability
• Energy and enthusiasm
• Professionalism
• Contribution to the company’s success
• Contribution to customers, suppliers or outside stakeholders

The entrant must provide a 750 word submission, stating position in the company, name of the company and explaining how they meet the above criteria. In addition to this, entrants should submit recommendations from two referees.

Entrants may be invited to take part in a short interview, in person or via teleconference, to aid the judging process.
The winner will receive the admiration and recognition of their peers and colleagues throughout the entire industry.

All information received will be treated in the strictest confidence and can be returned or destroyed after the Awards.