Growing Glasgow businesses urged to enter prestigious awards
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:10
The best businesses in Glasgow are being encouraged to demonstrate the city's entrepreneurship by entering a top award - as well as a chance to share in £50,000 worth of cash prizes.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has launched its successful Chamber Awards 2011 to help reward and recognise the most innovative and successful businesses across the region and in the UK that are playing such a vital role in the country's economic recovery.
This year's awards come in the BCC's 'Year for Growth', in which it hopes to help increase private sector expansion by campaigning to remove the barriers to business growth.
President Neville Reyner, CBE DL, said: "Hard-working small and medium-sized businesses are providing the backbone for our economic recovery. There are some remarkable and innovative companies in Britain, and the Chamber Awards recognise those firms striving to grow in the face of a tough business environment.
"We need to restore confidence to those business owners that will drive Britain's future growth. Working with businesses, local authorities, the Government, European policy-makers and opinion-formers, we want to remove the barriers companies face in expanding their businesses. If our small and medium-sized businesses are doing well - it's good news for all of us. These awards are designed to reward and recognise that success."
Businesses can enter the following categories this year:
- Business of the Year
- Most Promising New Business
- Entrepreneur of the Year
- Achievement in International Business
- Excellence in Customer Service
- Excellence in People Development
- The Sustainability Award
- Finding New International Markets
- Innovation through Technology
All regional winners will go through to the national finals where they could pick up a national award in their category as well as being in with a chance to collect the award for the most outstanding business achievement - and its £25,000 prize.
The awards are backed-up by high profile sponsors including, the Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest, BT, Dell, and DHL.
The regional winners will be announced in September, followed by the national awards ceremony at London's Connaught Rooms on November 24.
To enter the awards online go to www.chamberawards.co.uk and for any further information you can contact the Chamber Awards Team on 024 76 47 2593 or email email@example.com. The closing date for entries is June 24.