Company categories

Best in Biz Awards International offers the following 14 company categories.

Companies are allowed and encouraged to submit entries in multiple categories in Best in Biz Awards 2017 International.

01

COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated growth percentages (in the form of revenue growth and/or staff growth percentages); innovations (in terms of patents, inventions, first-to-market developments, company culture and policies, etc.); social or environmental responsibility programs and contributions; employee satisfaction and company culture; and any other overall company successes recommended.

Winners in this category will be selected in each of the three company-size subcategories:
a. Company of the Year – Small (1-99 employees)
b. Company of the Year – Medium (100-999 employees)
c. Company of the Year – Large (1000 and more employees)

02

START-UP OF THE YEAR

Companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes that began operations since January 1, 2016 are eligible.

03

LOCAL COMPANY OF THE YEAR

New for 2017 awards
In the International awards, among multinational corporations and companies with global reach, this new category is geared specifically to companies with only a local reach or clientele. Companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible, as long as their presence is limited to one country or region.

04

FASTEST-GROWING COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated growth percentages, in the form of revenue growth and/or staff growth percentages required.

Winners in this category will be selected in each of the three company-size subcategories:
a. Fastest-Growing Company of the Year – Small (1-99 employees)
b. Fastest-Growing Company of the Year – Medium (100-999 employees)
c. Fastest-Growing Company of the Year – Large (1000 and more employees)

05

COMEBACK COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated operational or financial improvement required.

06

MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated innovations in terms of patents, inventions, first-to-market developments, company culture and policies, etc. required.

Winners in this category will be selected in each of the three company-size subcategories:
a. Most Innovative Company of the Year – Small (1-99 employees)
b. Most Innovative Company of the Year – Medium (100-999 employees)
c. Most Innovative Company of the Year – Large (1000 and more employees)

07

MOST CUSTOMER FRIENDLY COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated customer satisfaction and customer support success rates (e.g. efficient response times and satisfactory resolution of customer concerns) required.
Winners in this category will be selected in each of the three company-size subcategories:
a. Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year – Small (1-99 employees)
b. Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year – Medium (100-999 employees)
c. Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year – Large (1000 and more employees)

08

MOST SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Updated for 2017 awards
Companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated social responsibility programs and contributions required, including foundations and charity work.
* Please note that the previous Most Socially or Environmentally Responsible Company of the Year category has now been split into these two categories.

09

MOST ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Updated for 2017 awards
Companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated environmental responsibility programs and contributions required, including foundations and environmental work.
* Please note that the previous Most Socially or Environmentally Responsible Company of the Year category has now been split into these two categories.

10

BEST PLACE TO WORK

Companies from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated employee satisfaction and employee well-being programs (e.g. flexible work arrangements, mentoring, financial and lifestyle perks) required.
Winners in this category will be selected in each of the three company-size subcategories:
a. Best Place to Work – Small (1-99 employees)
b. Best Place to Work – Medium (100-999 employees)
c. Best Place to Work – Large (1000 and more employees)

11

ADVERTISING OR MARKETING AGENCY OF THE YEAR

Advertising, creative, digital marketing and marketing agencies from all regions worldwide, and of all sizes are eligible.

12

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Law firms from all regions worldwide, and of all sizes are eligible.

13

PR AGENCY OF THE YEAR

Communications and public relations agencies from all regions worldwide, and of all sizes are eligible.

14

NONPROFIT OR GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

Nonprofit and government organizations from all industries, regions worldwide, and sizes are eligible.