Karren Brady to Judge the Nectar Business Small Business Awards 2011
The hunt is on for the UK’s top small businesses with the launch of the Nectar Business Small Business Awards 2011. Now in its third year, the awards will again recognise the achievements of exceptional small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Judged by a panel of respected industry figures, including one of Britain’s leading businesswomen, Karren Brady, five winners will each receive £2,000 cash and 50,000 Nectar points.
Open until 30th April 2011, the awards celebrate innovation, acknowledge best practice and recognise outstanding achievements in business. All UK SMEs, social enterprises and entrepreneurs that can demonstrate innovative and sustainable business ideas can enter in each of the following five categories:
- Small Business of the Year
- Start Up Of The Year
- Entrepreneur of the Year
- Contribution to the Community Award
- Online Business of the Year
As well as Karren Brady, the judging panel includes small business journalist Guy Clapperton, James Frost, Marketing Director at Nectar and John O’Keeffe, Merchandising and Marketing Director UK and Ireland at Office Depot.
Karren Brady commented:
“I’m honoured to be part of the judging team for the Nectar Business Small Business Awards 2011 as they recognise hard working entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout the UK who work tirelessly to make their businesses a success. Small businesses are the driving force behind the UK economy and too often their work goes unnoticed.”
James Frost, Marketing Director at Nectar, added:
“Nectar Business Small Business Awards 2011 will shine a spotlight on thriving small businesses, entrepreneurs and social enterprises. This is their opportunity to showcase how they’ve beaten the odds by working hard, identifying gaps in the marketplace and capitalising on imaginative, innovative ideas. Furthermore, we hope that the awards will continue to inspire more people to consider setting up their own business.”
So if you’re a budding Lord Sugar, don’t miss this chance to show off your business and be recognised for your achievements. Log on to www.nectar-business.com/SBA2011 to see full awards information and details of how to enter.