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The Generation Next Awards are a celebration of the amazing young talent across the East Midlands. We are looking forward to showcasing that talent at our virtual awards ceremony on 16 July.

Generation Next Future Leader

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Our headline award recognises an influential young professional who has significantly contributed to their industry during their career to date. Entrants must demonstrate how they have made a significant difference to their business’ growth.
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Breakthrough Award

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The Breakthrough Award recognises new businesses - established in the past three years - which have achieved consistent growth backed by strong financial performance under the leadership of a young professional. Entrants will also be able to demonstrate current activity to grow market share and the effect this is having on business performance.
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Excellence in Innovation and Technology Award

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This award recognises individuals that have integrated innovative technology and processes to boost performance within their organisation. Entrants must demonstrate how technology has helped the business - their colleagues and staff alike - to enhance the ability to meet customer needs.
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Customer Service Award

This award recognises individuals that are dedicated to continuously improving customer service, exceeding expectations, and reacting appropriately to ensure customer satisfaction. Entrants must also demonstrate excellence in resolving conflicts when faced with challenges.
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The Community Award

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The winner of the Community Award will be able to demonstrate how their volunteering and campaigning initiatives have made a positive impact on the key social and/or environmental issues affecting their local community.
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Entrepreneur of the Year

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This award recognises a dynamic, creative, and visionary young business leader. It seeks to award a successful entrepreneur with the drive and ambition to carry innovative strategies which contribute to the growth of their business. Colleagues who work with an inspirational young leader should put forward a nomination for this award.
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Apprentice of the Year

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This award recognises the rising stars in business who will become the leaders of tomorrow. Line managers who believe an apprentice has made an exceptional contribution to their workplace should put forward a nomination for this award.
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