Cotswold Life EMI Awards 2017

Our 2017 finalists have been announced – click here to see our finalists

The phenomenal success of the past two years is down to you – the extraordinary Cotswolds businesses who are our sponsors and our nominees, our judges and our winners.

We’re very much looking forward to celebrating your glittering successes with you again this year at Cheltenham Racecourse on November 2.

Tickets to attend the black tie Gala Awards are now on sale – click here for more information.

From excellence in sustainable manufacturing to groundbreaking educational partnerships that make a real difference, outstanding leadership to mind-blowing technological advances and groundbreaking research and development projects, there are categories to inspire and reward.

Again, we have our Best Place to Work category – and from the people-focused CEOs we’ve interviewed over the past year, we know there’s no shortage of candidates. This year, we’ve altered this, and three more of the categories.

Disruptor of the Year – the award designed to recognise those who are really pushing the boundaries – is this time to focus more on the product than the company.

Products that are really shaking up the market, breaking new ground, reinvigorating the sector in which they’re operating. And SME Manufacturer of the Year will this year focus on companies with a turnover of up to £25m, as opposed to £5m as we did in 2016. The threshold for Large Manufacturer of the Year has therefore changed, too, to £25m and over.

That’s because we know there are smaller businesses out there doing incredible things, and we are determined to offer them a level playing field on which to compete.



Click here for the 2016 winners…



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