CATEGORIES & CRITERIA

BikeBiz Woman of the Year

Who should you nominate?
Any woman who has made a marked impact in the cycle industry over the last year.

Criteria
Third-party nominators must provide a 200-word statement demonstrating the ways in which the individual has made an impact in the industry over the last year – the nominee may also provide this statement if she wishes.

best omnichannel retailer

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Who should you nominate?
Omnichannel retailers carrying bikes as part of their ranges, or offering cycle repair services, as well as a competitive online store.

Criteria
Businesses will be judged on the quality of the range offered and customer service, as well as their reputation for effective and efficient transactions, swift delivery and packaging.

Nominees must provide a 200-word statement covering:
What their customer service policy is
What cycle-related services and stock they offer in-store

What stock they offer on the website
What cycling knowledge and skills their staff has

Additional credit could include, but is not limited to omnichannel retailers which have:
Built a community around their store/s
Adopted disruptive and/or innovative retail strategies
Seen business growth over the last year
Supported the cycling industry on the whole over the last year
Contributed positively to cycling charities over the last year
Been active in relevant cycling events over the last year
An efficient and visually appealing website design
Supported the cycling industry at large over the last year
Been active in relevant cycling events over the last year

bike distributor of the year

Who should you nominate?
Any distributor that stocks a range of quality bikes, and that has a history of reliable service.

Criteria
Businesses will be judged on the quality of the range offered, reputation for effective and efficient transactions, swift delivery and packaging.

Nominees must provide a 200-word statement covering:
What their customer service policy is
What standout products and brands they offer to retailers – especially those for which the nominee has exclusive distribution
How the team shares their industry knowledge and expertise with partner retailers to help them boost their businesses

Additional credit could include, but is not limited to distributors which have:
Been active in relevant cycling events over the last year
Supported up-and-coming cycling brands and designers in 2019

 

p&a brand of the year

Who should you nominate?
Any active P&A brand that has launched a new product within the last year.

Criteria
Businesses will be judged on consistent quality in product range, vision and innovation in creating new models, regular releases or model updates in keeping with industry progress, quality of materials and industry reputation.

Nominees must provide a 200-word statement covering:
Explanation as to how the products they manufacture are of a high quality
How they contributed innovative products to the market in 2019
What standout products and brands they offer
Their distribution arrangements

Additional credit could include, but is not limited to brands which have:
Launched products in the last year that have satisfied a particular niche in the market
Supported IBDs in 2019
Supported up-and-coming cycling brands and designers in 2019

Best retailer services

Who should you nominate?
Any company providing services to benefit cycle industry members, e.g. training, EPOS, bike fitting software, etc

Criteria
Nominees will be judged on the positive impact of their service to the cycling industry.

Nominees must provide a 200-word statement covering:
How their service benefits the cycling industry on the whole
How their service is unique
What specialist knowledge and skills they are able to share with the industry

Additional credit could include, but is not limited to those which have:
Supported and worked with IBDs in 2019
Used multiple platforms to reach as many retailers and consumers as possible
Made mainstream impact to benefit the cycle trade over the last year

Best Independent Bike Dealer

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Who should you nominate?
Any bricks and mortar bike retailer, or firm involved in the repair of bikes, with three stores or fewer.

Criteria
Businesses will be judged on the quality of customer service and the range offered.

Nominees must provide a 200-word statement covering:
Their customer service policy
Their range of services and stock
What knowledge and skills their staff offer

Additional credit could include, but is not limited to IBDs which have:
Built a community around their store
Adopted disruptive and/or innovative retail strategies
Seen business growth over the last year
Been active in relevant cycling events over the last year

p&a distributor of the year

Who should you nominate?
Any distributor that stocks a range of quality parts and accessories, and that has a history of reliable service.

Criteria
Businesses will be judged on the quality of the range offered, reputation for effective and efficient transactions, swift delivery and packaging.

Nominees must provide a 200-word statement covering:
What their customer service policy is
What standout products and brands they offer to retailers – especially those for which the nominee has exclusive distribution
How the team shares their industry knowledge and expertise with partner retailers to help them boost their businesses

Additional credit could include, but is not limited to distributors which have:
Been active in relevant cycling events over the last year
Supported up-and-coming cycling brands and designers in 2019

bike brand of the year

Who should you nominate?
Any active bicycle brand that has launched a new product within the last year.

Criteria
Businesses will be judged on consistent quality in bike range, vision and innovation in creating new models, regular releases or model updates in keeping with industry progress, quality of materials and industry reputation.

Nominees must provide a 200-word statement covering:
Explanation as to how the products they manufacture are of a high quality
How they contributed innovative products to the market in 2019
What standout products and brands they offer
Their distribution arrangements

Additional credit could include, but is not limited to brands which have:
Launched products in the last year that have satisfied a particular niche in the market
Supported IBDs in 2019
Supported up-and-coming cycling brands and designers in 2019

innovation from a newcomer

Who should you nominate?
Any brand less than a year old which has launched a product demonstrating groundbreaking design and R&D.

Criteria
Nominees will be judged on the level of innovation of the entrant product, its quality, and investment into R&D.

Nominees must provide a 200-word statement covering:
In what ways their portfolio demonstrates outstanding innovation in design
How the R&D process was used during product development

How the product improves the cycling experience
Their distribution arrangements

Additional credit could include, but is not limited to newcomers which have:
Supported and worked with IBDs
Used a business strategy demonstrating outstanding innovation

Supported up-and-coming cycling designers

 

cycle advocacy award

Who should you nominate?
Any company advocating cycling throughout the UK to the benefit the cycle industry members, e.g. promoting funding schemes, cycling education, UK infrastructure, etc

Criteria
Nominees will be judged on the positive impact of their service to the cycling industry.

Nominees must provide a 200-word statement covering:
How their service benefits the cycling industry on the whole
How their service is unique

What impact their service has had in 2019

Additional credit could include, but is not limited to those which have:
Supported and worked with IBDs in 2019
Used multiple platforms to reach as many retailers and consumers as possible

Made mainstream impact to benefit the cycle trade over the last year