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Bill Green Award

Bill Green Award for Entrepreneurial Innovation

Showcasing Guernsey's Innovators

Bill Green Award 2022 – Applications are now open for local innovators!

 Presented annually by the YBG, the Bill Green Award aims to elevate local businesses into the spotlight and this year will be awarded as part of the Véyaon Awards in November, during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

 

In 2022, the Bill Green Award is seeking out the best of Guernsey’s ‘Thriving Innovators’.

 

The YBG encourages applications from businesses of any age, delivered by an individual or team that can demonstrate how their product, service, initiative or sense of entrepreneurial spirit is thriving amidst ongoing global uncertainty. 

 

The award is open to all forms of public, private or third sector organisations, including new and previous applicants and applicants from other Véyaon award categories.

 

A shortlist will be chosen by the YBG and invited to present to our guest judging panel in October, kindly hosted at the Digital Greenhouse. To find out more and submit an application, please contact ybgpresident@gmail.com or complete the form below. 

 

Deadline for entries: 30th September 2022 

Who was Bill Green?

Bill Green was a well-known local businessman who was passionate about Guernsey and always sought to encourage the business sector. He believed that luck was only the ability to recognise opportunities – an ability which he considered played an important factor in whether you are successful or not in any sphere of life.

Bill recognised the requirements of the islanders and the developing social trends of his time. During the occupation the bicycle was the primary form of transport for islanders, since motor vehicles were requisitioned by the Germans. As bicycles became very precious possessions Bill developed a successful bicycle business. Noting that there were no locks to secure bicycles he also made side income from charging people to store their bicycles at his shop in Smith Street while they went about their business.

A subscriber member of the Chamber of Commerce since 1954, he was elected junior vice-president and then senior vice president, prior to being elected as President of the Chamber in 1963. As President, he was aware that following the occupation, the old traditional methods of trading were changing and that traders would need to adapt and change with the times. He also tried to encourage better relations with other Chambers and felt that Guernsey was a little too isolated. He believed that unity was the key to being able to assert greater power.

2022 Application Form

Please fill in the form below to enter the Bill Green Award 2022. Or you can download a paper version here, and send it back to ybgpresident@gmail.com. If your business is shortlisted, a member of the YBG Council will be in touch. Good luck!

Deadline: 30th September 2022

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    Thank you for applying for the Bill Green Award 2022. Please complete the application form to be in the running for this year’s prize which will be presented at the Véyaon Awards in November during Global Entrepreneurship week. The YBG are looking for ‘Thriving Innovators’ which can be individuals or businesses that have overcome challenges amidst ongoing global uncertainty and continue to be successful. Are you our winner?

Previous Winners

2018/19Resolution IT
2017/18School of Popular Music
2016/17B-Creative
2015/16Donkey Logic
2014/15Pet Technology Store
2013/14IBZ.TV Ltd.
2012/13Fusion Nightclub
2011/12Living Room & The Learning Company
2010/11Focus HR Solutions Ltd
2009/10Sueco Cookery School
2008/09Pet Porte Limited
 2007/0824-7 Petcare
 2006/07Ship & Fly
 2005/06Smart Choice Cleaning
 2004/05Ace Scaffolding (GSY) Ltd
 2003/04Small Ltd
 2002/03Guernsey Repair Centre Ltd
 2001/02Offshore Power (CI) Ltd
 2000/01ACT Now Ltd
 1999/00Mange-Tout
 1998/99Guernsey Montessori School
 1997/98Bonbonièra Balloons
 1996/97Swift Cleaning Ltd