Local businesses are invited to enter the 2014 Bexley Business Awards, in partnership with Bexley for Business. The Awards aim to find the best and brightest in the borough, to celebrate excellence, achievement and the people who work hard to create local success.
The Awards are now open for entries, following a launch event today (24 September) at the Danson Boathouse. To view the photographs taken at the launch, please visit:http://www.flickr.com/photos/southlondonbusiness/sets/72157635836624194/
Cllr Linda Bailey, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, said: “I would encourage all our local businesses to enter the Bexley Business Awards. The first year was a fantastic success, and highlighted the exciting and innovative range of businesses in the borough. It gives businesses a chance to acknowledge the hard work of their teams and showcase their achievements.”
The Bexley Business Awards, in partnership with Bexley for Business, have been developed and organised by Prospects Services to reward and celebrate the many dynamic businesses in the borough. Bexley for Business is a new Council initiative to support the local business community and promote Bexley as a location for inward investment.
Peter Pledger, Prospects Services, said: “The Business Awards give every business in Bexley a chance to promote themselves to new and existing customers and to other businesses. You may think you are the best but the awards gives you an opportunity to get independent endorsement that will help you stand out from the crowd. Entering the awards costs you nothing but winning will give you invaluable publicity and a chance to generate even more business.”
There are 11 specialist categories and companies can enter as many categories that they fit the criteria for:
Best Small Business
Best Medium Sized Business
Best Business for Customer Service
Best Business for Training and Development
Business Innovation Award
Commitment to the Community
Best Green Business
Best Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism Business
Retailer of the Year
Best Business for Apprenticeships and Employment for Young People
Best New Business
A twelfth category - Business of the Year - is chosen as the overall winner by a panel of judges, from the 11 category winners.
Guidance on how to enter is available on the bespoke Awards website, http://bexleybusinessawards.co.uk/ The process has been designed to be as quick and easy as possible.
The awards are supported by Acorn Industrial Park, Bexleyheath Business Partnership, Bexleyheath Marriott, and London Borough of Bexley.
The closing date for entries is Friday 29 November at 5pm. Shortlisted businesses will be announced in December and the winners unveiled at a gala ceremony in February 2014.