Dell Small Business Excellence Awards

Small Business Excellence Award

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Small Business Excellence AwardThere’s still time left to enter the 2009 Dell Small Business Excellence Award* where you could win £25,000 in technology solutions. (closing date 3rd April 2009)

Dell, in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce, recognize innovative technology use from entrepreneurs in the UK and the awards, in their sixth year here, give tech-savvy small businesses the opportunity to win Dell solutions and a meeting with Dell Chairman & CEO Michael Dell.

Ten national finalists per country (there are 13 this year) will be announced in mid June and the 13 national winners will be announced in September 2009.

The UK winner will receive the top prize of £15,000 in Dell products and services, a day of best-practice sharing with Dell executives, including Michael Dell, and a ten year membership to an Accredited Chamber of Commerce.

The other nine UK finalists receive a Dell business-class notebook and a one year membership to an Accredited Chamber of Commerce.

“We’ve got to connect with people to encourage them to change the way they garden, and technology is an easy option for us”

said Heather Gorringe, founder and director of Wiggly Wigglers the 2008 Global Small Business Excellence Award winner.

“Any small business using IT should enter this competition for the opportunity to network with other growing small businesses and learn from Michael Dell who started from nothing and built his business to what it is today. Now that’s an inspiration to lots of entrepreneurs.”

John Dunsmure, Managing Director of the British Chambers of Commerce added:

“Having the right technology, especially in the current environment, is vital for any small business looking to thrive and stay ahead of the competition. We’re delighted to be Dell’s UK partner again for this Award after a very successful first year that really demonstrated the innovative and customer-centric approach of UK small businesses.” 

As well as the total £25,000 worth of technology and services from Dell the winner will receive global recognition, lifetime membership to the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) plus engagement with Endeavor, a global non-profit supporting emerging market entrepreneurs, and their network of business leaders & high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets worldwide. 

*No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited.  Open to small businesses based in the United Kingdom with 100 or fewer employees.  Additional entry restrictions apply in the U.S. and other countries.  Please refer to the official rules at www.dell.co.uk/ceaward for additional terms and a full description of prizes.  Entry period begins February 2 and ends April 3, 2009.  Sponsored by Dell Inc., Endeavor, ICSB,  and BCC.

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