Entries now open for 2018 KEiBA Awards

  • KEiBA Awards 2018

The Kent Excellence in Business Awards 2018 (KEiBA) are now open for entries.

Celebrating it’s 10th anniversary, the Kent Excellence in Business Awards is an annual awards scheme staged and produced by KM Media Group and Kent County Council to recognise and reward excellence in Kent’s businesses.

There are four areas of business excellence recognised through the KEiBA scheme:

General Business – business recognised for success qualified by the scale of their business
Sector Specific – business success in certain sectors that are central or of growing importance to Kent’s economy
Business Operations – recognising success in specific areas of business management or operations
People – recognising an individual’s contribution to success in business and acknowledging young achievers.


Gallagher Group is delighted to sponsor the Family Business of the Year Award.

This category is open to any family business irrespective of sector and size that is owned and operated by two or more members of a single family – related by blood,  marriage or adoption. The family business must demonstrate outstanding performance, particularly over the last 12-24 months, in a number of aspects relating to their business operation.  This should include commercial success, clear plans for growth, commitment to staff, local communities, environment and customers, a track record of innovation, communication and strong family leadership.  Entrants must have been trading for a minimum of two years as of March 31, 2018.  No turnover criteria.

Judges will be looking for your success and achievements in the following areas:

  • Trends in your business turnover and profit levels over the last two years.
  • Key objectives over the next three years and how these will be achieved.
  • How you monitor and measure performance against objectives.
  • Comparison with competitors.
  • Innovations that have contributed to performance
  • Initiatives and strategies for business growth and continued family ownership
  • Delivering back to the county in terms of environmental and community support.


The KEiBAs are a great opportunity to demonstrate how your company has successfully overcome the challenges of the last 12 months. Awards are one of the most powerful and cost-effective marketing tools. Winning a prestigious KEiBA award will help your organisation to stand out from the crowd, send a positive message to your existing customers and attract new business. Full details on how to enter are available at keiba.co.uk.  

Entry deadline 23rd February, 2018.

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