The Daxi Business Awards were founded in 2011 as a way of giving recognition to small to medium size businesses originally in the Famagusta region.
After two successful awards events, the scheme has now been extended to include businesses from the Larnaca region also, bringing together the people & businesses of the Eastern Cyprus community. This promises to be the biggest Awards event ever seen in Cyprus!
Initially the public will have the opportunity to nominate businesses for various categories who they feel are worthy of recognition in relation to each award criteria. Any legitimate business within Eastern Cyprus can be nominated whether they have many staff or are a 'one man band'. Businesses DO NOT have to be Daxi advertisers or have any business relationship with a panel member to be eligible for nomination, this is purely the choice of the general public.
A panel of experts will then research all nominated companies in relation to their various award categories & each business will have a one to one interview on their premises with a member of the Business Awards Panel.
Panel members are selected for their knowledge experience & expertise in dealing with a large variety of businesses in various fields. Where possible panel members will interview businesses they have little or no knowledge of to give an impartial view on each business & their eligibility for the award. This years panel will be announced over the coming weeks.
The panel will meet after all interviews & research has been carried out to discuss each award category, the nominees & the results & findings. The panel will then debate each award until a unanimous decision is made in relation to the winner of each category.
All category winners will receive a hand made Award & a framed certificate.
Business Of The Year will receive over €5,000 worth of business prizes including €2,000 advertising in Daxi Magazine, €700 cash & 1 Years Gold advertising membership on Cyprus Eastern Forum plus one years premium advertising package on Cyprus.com.
The winner of the Outstanding Contribution To The Community Award which is decided by the public vote will receive a €500 donation towards their charity or organisation from Daxi Magazine.
There will also be a charity raffle on the night with proceeds being divided between all nominated charities.
After the panel have met & made their unanimous decisions on each category the winners are then a closely guarded secret of until the awards evening itself.
This year the Eastern Cyprus Daxi Business Awards will be held on 31st January 2015 at The Zappieon Palace in Dherynia. A bus service will be arranged for those traveling from the Larnaca area. Details of how to purchase tickets are on page 17. Business Owners, Charity or organisation members & the general public are all welcome.
Business Of The Year - Thimonia Bakery Best Newcomer - The Auction Room Innovation - Petra House Interiors Outstanding Customer Service - Tasos Vets Outstanding Achievement - Essential Consulting Lifetime Achievement - Blueberries Restaurant Outstanding Contribution To The Community - The Eastern Cyprus Ladies Heart Of Gold Award - Christiana Dipli
Business Of The Year - Home & Wood Home Improvement Store Best Newcomer - Blood Brothers Tattoo & Piercing Innovation - Home Of Holistics Outstanding Customer Service - Garden Plus Outstanding Achievement - Blue Spice Restaurant & Bar Lifetime Achievement - Forsos Enterprises Investment In People - Tempo Dance & Theatre School Outstanding Contribution To The Community - The Cyprus Alzheimer’s Association - Famagusta Branch Heart Of Gold Award - Virginia Erskine