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Voting Opens for the Brand New People’s Choice Category at This Year’s Doncaster Business Award

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Voting has now opened for “The People’s Choice” at this year’s Doncaster Business Awards, with over 50 finalists in the running.

As the name suggests, this category gives our local community a chance to decide who they think ought to be crowned as Doncaster’s best overall company for 2023. While the rest of the accolades at the Business Awards all undergo the exact same, highly rigorous judging process (involving the submission and then subsequent scoring of written entry forms, as well as face-to-face interviews), the winner of The People’s Choice will instead be determined through a public ballot.

The ensuing competition will see major corporations going up against intrepid SMEs, innovative green organisations, new start-ups, education providers, sole traders and even charities. This is because the shortlist here is comprised of the accumulated finalists from every single other category at the Business Awards and, as such, there is an extremely diverse line-up to choose from.

Businesses have until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday the 15th of October to cast their votes and can make an informed selection by perusing all of the nominees on the Doncaster Chamber website.

Encouraging organisations to take part in this, Jade Dyer, Business Director at Doncaster Chamber, said: “The awards always prove to be a highlight in the local calendar, shining a spotlight on our city’s best and brightest. Yet we are always looking for new ways to grow and improve the ceremony.

“Although we are very proud of the thoroughness and integrity of our existing judging process — and how it ensures that deserving winners are recognised year after year — we thought that it was only right that the business community itself gets to have a say in who takes home a trophy. That’s why we have decided to introduce The People’s Choice Award for 2023.

“There are over 50 finalists in the running here and we are pleased that they epitomise the incredible diversity of our business community, with organisations of all different sizes and from across different sectors making up the shortlist.

“With that said, it’s equally important that we have a lot of votes coming in to ensure that the process is as democratic as possible, and that it truly represents what our local community thinks. I would therefore urge every business — regardless of whether they themselves are in contention for any of the awards — to have a good look at the nominees and help us pick a worthy winner.”

As the headline sponsor for The Doncaster Business Awards as a whole, Yorkshire Wildlife Park will be presenting the People’s Choice trophy on the night of the ceremony. Speaking about this, the company’s CEO, John Minion, said: “This is a great initiative to involve the business community as part of the awards. I can’t wait to see who will be receiving the prize on the night as there as so many great businesses in Doncaster.”



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