Britain’s Got (Business) Talent

Britain's Got (Business) Talent

Britain's Got (Business) TalentThe UK’s most inspiring companies are being urged to showcase their talent by entering a top national business award that could open doors – with the most accomplished UK firm winning a £50,000 cash boost.

The call comes from the British Chambers of Commerce as they launch their prestigious Chamber Awards programme.

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

“We all know how difficult it’s been out there for business recently. That makes it even more important for companies to make the most of every opportunity they can to demonstrate their strengths and skills.

“The chance to win a £50,000 cash injection is an attractive proposition for small self-starters right up to established multi-million pound global businesses.

“The Chamber Awards 2009 are free to enter for Chamber members and can help businesses develop a good reputation with the public and the business community as well as helping to increase their competitive advantage.

“Rewarding and encouraging talent is an important part of running a business – it boosts morale. These awards are not only a great way to honour the tireless work your company does every day – but also provides recognition and shows the rest of us what you’re capable of.

“What we’re looking for are inspirational, innovative businesses that use best practice to achieve great results.”

Last year Gwent-based waste management firm GD Environmental Services were crowned the ‘Winner of Winners’ for ‘outstanding business achievement’.

Managing Director James Norvill said:

“This new found fame has opened doors to meet many new potential clients which has been good for generating sales despite difficult economic times. Internally the award has been a catalyst for maintaining our staff’s high morale and the significant £50,000 cash prize has been influential in launching many green programmes which will assure the future development of the GD Environmental brand.”

This year’s categories are:

  • Business of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Achievement in International Business
  • Excellence in Customer Service
  • Excellence in People Development
  • the Most Promising New Business
  • the Green Award and
  • the Award for Innovation Through Technology.

All regional winners will go through to the national awards and will be in with a chance to become the ‘Winner of Winners’ and scoop the top prize.

The awards are backed-up by high profile sponsors including – the Royal Bank of Scotland, Staples, BT, AXA PPP healthcare, Dell and Westfield Health.

The regional winners will be announced in September, followed by the national awards ceremony at the National Maritime Museum in London on November 26th.

To enter the awards online go to www.chamberawards.co.uk/2009 and for any further information you can contact the Chamber on 02476 472593 or email awards@chamberawards.co.uk. The closing date for entries is June 26.

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