Covid resilience to be recognised ahead of Leamington Business Awards - The Leamington Observer

Covid resilience to be recognised ahead of Leamington Business Awards

‘COVID resilience’ is being recognised in a small business awards ceremony before the Leamington Business Awards event next year.

Established in 2014, the annual awards – which this year have been postponed to early 2021- champion and celebrate the work of local businesses, individuals and organisations while also raising money for local charities.

The main categories are set to be announced in the new year, but nominations have now opened for a smaller preliminary ceremony – the Leamington Business Resilience Awards – taking place in December.

It will include three categories – ‘Business Resilience’, ‘Business Pivoting’ and ‘Lockdown Hero’.

The awards recognise businesses which have demonstrated determination and resilience during the pandemic.

The business pivot category is open to those which can demonstrate how they have adapted their product or service during 2020 in order to survive – and even thrive.

And the lockdown hero award recognises the Leamington business which has gone above and beyond during 2020 – for example providing free products or services to vulnerable groups or struggling businesses, or spreading positivity during challenging times. In this category, businesses can either self-nominate, or nominate another business.

The covid-friendly event, organised by Talk Business UK founder Jonathan Smith, will take place on December 11 at a venue to be announced.

Jonathan said: ”With the challenges and restrictions that the current covid crisis has given us we decided to postpone the main full business awards to early 2021 but felt it was perfect timing to recognise the inspiring effort and achievements many have made with their businesses and their communities.

“We have now designed a unique awards program to celebrate these achievements which is likely to be a new hybrid event involving a small live venue with online links to all the finalists and supporters.”

Visit for more details including nominations which close on Friday November 13.

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