CBA: Best SME in Clare

Clare Business Excellence Awards 2022

Best SME in Clare (up to 250 employees)

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Entry Criteria

This year, Clare Business Excellence Awards introduces a new category ‘Best SME in Clare’. Businesses with less than 250 employees are eligible to enter this category.


In a time when talent is difficult to attract, winning the inaugural ‘Best SME in Clare’ award will provide the winner with a valuable differentiator to attract new talent,  a morale boost for existing employees, and will give confidence to existing and potential clients.


Growth: This award is designed to identify businesses that can demonstrate consistent growth across broad business metrics including, but not limited to, financial performance, investment. growth in employees, growth in product lines or in the case of a services business growth in location/locations where services are delivered.

Success: There should be evidence of a sound strategy, considered business structure, product/service development, marketing, and business development as well conversion rates/retention rates.

Culture: The entrants should describe their culture, decision-making processes, communication, training, staff acquisition/retention metrics, and business cycles where relevant.

Customers and Market differentiation: If relevant the entrants should showcase differentiation from competitors including but not limited to unique selling points, demonstrable competitor advantage, for example customer service, and showcase go-to-market/marketing strategies etc where appropriate.

The judges’ decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into before or after judging.
Once a company is announced as finalist, it cannot withdraw from the competition.

Guidelines for Submission

You should aim to type no more than 1500 words in total. You may attach up to three pieces of supplementary evidence, such as photographs to your submission.

Deadline & Fee

Application to be received by September 23rd, 2022.

Entry Fee of €50 payable per category. Applicants will be invoiced on receipt of entry.

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