Creative Industries Federation to be a judge at the Growing Business Awards 2019

August 30, 2019

Each year creative industries from across the UK gather to celebrate and recognise the exceptional growth of their business. Those companies that have not only turned a dream into a reality, but an extremely successful one, come together for a night of reflection and recognition. Last year saw over 450 of the UK’s best and brightest talent submit entries to the awards, so we thought, why not make one of those entries a CIF member this year?

To celebrate such achievements, Creative Industries Federation are delighted to announce their involvement as a judge on the ‘Creative Industries Business of the Year category’. And we’d like to invite all our creative, innovative and ambitious members to nominate their companies before the 12th September 2019 for a chance to take home the trophy. 

Who can enter? 
The Creative Industries Business of the Year Award welcomes entries from all creative categories, including fashion, advertising, design, film, TV, publishing, music and art. Any business that can show evidence of having an innovative, market-leading and disruptive presence within the creative field is an ideal candidate. 

The judges will be particularly looking for: 

  • Market leadership (in the UK and, if applicable, internationally)

  • Consistent, profitable growth

  • Scalability of business

  • Positive or disruptive impact on industry/sector/marketplace

  • Undeniable customer engagement

  • Product/service innovation

  • Evidence of best practice in customer service

  • Excellence in people management and workforce motivation

  • Commitment to sustainability and local community

Why enter?
We’re passionate about championing creative industries, wherever possible. And the Growing Business Awards represents an opportunity for creative businesses to be recognised not only for their contribution to the creative field, but also the progression of their business as a successful entity in its own right. Further, gaining exposure has historically brought greater opportunities in terms of funding, PR, international expansion and overall scalability of winners.

Although we are specifically judging the Creative Industries Business of the Year category, there are 22 categories open to choose from, and companies are encouraged to enter as many as they wish:  

2019 categories include: 

  1. Growing Business of the Year: Larger Company (Turnover £50+)

  2. Growing Business of the Year: Mid-sized Company (Turnover £25m-£50m)

  3. The Santander Growing Business of the Year: Smaller Company (Turnover £10m-£25m) 

  4. Growing Business of the Year: Smaller Company (Turnover up to £10m)

  5. The ECI Partners B2B Business of the Year

  6. The ECI Partners Consumer Business of the Year

  7. Online Business of the Year

  8. Family-Owned Business of the Year

  9. Entrepreneur of the Year

  10. Export Champion of the Year

  11. Creative Industries Business of the Year

  12. Innovator of the Year

  13. Rural Business of the Year

  14. The Triumph over Adversity Award

  15. Young Company of the Year

  16. Young Entrepreneur of the Year

  17. The Bridges Positive Impact Award

  18. The Data Excellence Award

  19. Employer of the Year

  20. The Santander Technology Business of the Year

  21. Marketing Campaign of the Year

  22. Diversity and Inclusion Champion of the Year

Entries can be submitted online via The Growing Business Awards before Thursday 12th September

Good luck!




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