Northwest Ethnic Minority business awards open for entries

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Black and minority ethnic (BME) entrepreneurs from north west England can compete to have their achievements recognised in a new competition launched by Ethnic Minority Business Forum North West.

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The Northwest Ethnic Minority Business Awards will recognise the contribution made by BME individuals to the regional economy. The organisers also hope to inspire more members of BME communities to start their own businesses.

The award categories include: the Rising Star award, Best Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Achievement in International Business, Social Enterprise of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, and Northwest Business of the Year.

According to Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) chief executive Steve Broomhead, winners of the awards will raise their profile in the region.

“The 2009 awards will recognise the very best of the region’s BME business community and celebrate the cultural diversity of England’s north west. We hope these awards will spark the imagination of budding entrepreneurs and encourage others to set up or expand businesses in the region.”

Applicants are required to describe their business, their motivation and the challenges they have faced, as well as outlining their vision for the future of their firm.

The closing date for entries is Monday 26 January.

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