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You’ve got till Monday to get your entries in…
WHAT ARE THE WEST BERKSHIRE BUSINESS AWARDS?
West Berkshire is home to a wide variety of prosperous and exciting businesses; from the large multi-national to the sole proprietor working from a rural location. Tucked away in business parks, private homes, rural premises and large industrial estates these exciting businesses are valuable to our area, providing jobs and bringing income to West Berkshire.
The West Berkshire Business Awards is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the often unnoticed success of our business community. It’s about promoting business, providing a networking platform and awarding deserved accolades that boost business and promote confidence and pride.
WHEN ARE THE WEST BERKSHIRE BUSINESS AWARDS?
The second West Berkshire Business Awards Gala Dinner will be on Friday 17th October at The Racecourse Newbury. Put the date in your diary now.
THE COMMITTEE – WHO IS BEHIND IT?
The Awards Committee includes members of the West Berkshire business community and hale from an interesting mix of backgrounds. All members of The Awards Committee will give of their time and skill free of charge to ensure a professional and successful event and they will be fully committed to promoting the Awards Ceremony to their business contacts. All sponsorship fees go into the event itself ensuring a celebration that everyone can enjoy.
WHY SHOULD YOU ENTER?
In the first year of the Awards over 150 businesses and organisations entered the 10 categories. Three of four in each category were shortlisted and all those on the shortlist were visited by the adjudicators. On the night of the Awards all shortlisted entries were profiled in the Awards Programme and promoted from the stage. The winners received coverage in the local media and the opportunity to promote themselves as WBBA winners.
From the winners in each category an overall Business of the Year was selected.
This year our major sponsor is Bayer.
“These awards are a chance to boost pride and confidence in local businesses, which play a vital role contributing jobs and income to the local economy. As an inventor company itself, Bayer wants to do all it can to foster the spirit of enterprise in West Berkshire.”
Head of Communications for Bayer
“I am delighted to support West Berkshire Business Awards 2014. The business community has many heroes and heroines who do not get enough recognition. This is a chance to recognise their achievements and to meet a wide cross section of the West Berkshire community.”
Mr Richard Benyon, MP
THE AWARD CATEGORIES FOR 2014
- PBA Accountants Small Business Award
- Racecourse Newbury Tourism, Events and Culture Award
- BID Newbury Independent Retailer Award
- Apple Print & Creative New Business Start Up Award
- The Vineyard Best Use of Social Media
- Charity and Community Award
- Santander Independent Pub and Restaurant Award
- The Bayer West Berkshire Business of the Year 2014 Award. This award will be presented to one of the winners of the 7 award categories.
The overall winner – West Berkshire Business of the Year 2013
“We were delighted to win the Independent Retailer Of The Year & Business award Of The Year in 2013. It gave us all the tremendous boost in confidence and confirmed that we were going things right for our business and our customers”
For further information please contact:
Deborah Lester-George 07789 46 42 69
Carol Waddell 07887 55 59 36
Close of entries 14th July 2014
Judging period July/August 2014
Awards Dinner 17th October 2014
Bayer, The Racecourse Newbury, Action Coaching, The Vineyard, DLG Events, Apple Print and Creative, BID Newbury, PBA Accountants, Santander and JCK Marketing, Newbury Business Today and The Breeze Newbury