Welcome to the inaugural Northamptonshire SME Business Awards, a credible opportunity to support and share in our vision to raise the profile of industrious, hardworking and enterprising SME’s in the county of Northamptonshire.
Business awards are a sought after accolade of achievement, a veritable endorsement of success in business which offers exceptional marketing and PR opportunities as well as increasing your credibility and standing in the eyes of your peers and your customers.
Exciting opportunities lie ahead for Northamptonshire Business community as awards specialists, Events and PR declared the inaugural SME Northamptonshire Business Awards ‘Open for entry’ at the launch on Tuesday, April 26th, which was hosted by awards sponsors Northampton Council.
Cllr Tim Hadland, Northampton Borough Council cabinet member for regeneration, enterprise, and planning said: ‘Northampton Alive is changing the face of our town, and the Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone has provided so many new opportunities.
‘Most of the town’s recent success is down to its businesses, and their excellence is something we’re delighted to be able to recognise through these awards.
‘Figures just released by Centre for Cities showed that Northampton is second in the UK for business start-ups, behind only London, which demonstrates our enterprising spirit.
‘And that’s why we’ve chosen to sponsor the Northampton Business of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year awards.’
The Northampton Business of the Year award will be sponsored by Northampton Alive and the Entrepreneur of the Year award will be sponsored by the Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone.
Awards guru Damian Cummins said ‘Our awards stretch from Liverpool to Buckinghamshire, with quite a few stops in between, including London and Surrey. The Events and PR team relocated to the Northamptonshire region 18 months ago and we feel it makes sense to do, what we do best in the region we work.’
‘Awards really are a hidden marketing gem, as well as the opportunity to go networking with other winners, awards offer a great PR prize to those businesses shortlisted.’
Category winners will have the opportunity to win prizes totally £16,000 in advertising from both awards media partners, Northants Herald & Post, and headline sponsor The Business Times
The SME Northamptonshire Business Awards are open to all sole traders and businesses in the region who commenced business before January 2014, or for new businesses who started after January 2014.
Entry is free and there are up to 15 categories. Businesses can enter up to three categories and all applications must be submitted online.