business heroes

Cisco and Management Today Award 2011’s Business Heroes

Businesses from across the UK were named “Business Heroes” as Cisco announced the results of its hunt to find Britain’s smart businesses. In its inaugural year, the Business Heroes Awards were made up of six categories, each celebrating shining examples of the UK’s most enterprising small businesses. The contest to find the UK’s most resilient businesses, in association with Management Today, saw Cisco award the title of “Business Hero” to six firms across the UK and in a variety of sectors, including recruitment, sustainability, technology and manufacturing. Six other companies were also named as highly commended in each category. David Critchley, Cisco UKI director of Small and Medium Enterprises, said: “The winners of the Business Heroes Awards are testament to the fact the UK is full o... »

PM Honours Business Heroes

PM Honours Business Heroes

The Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Business Secretary Lord Mandelson yesterday hosted a reception for a selection of Britain’s most innovative entrepreneurs at Downing Street to recognise their contribution to business. The event brought together 150 entrepreneurs from a range of sectors and backgrounds from Karen Hanton, creator of restaurant booking website Top Table, to representatives from Scarborough – recently named the most enterprising place in Britain and Europe. The Prime Minister heard first hand how entrepreneurs are making the most of the opportunities created by the recession and dealing with the challenges ahead. Prime Minister Gordon Brown said at the reception: "I want to thank each of you individually for making the big decision to start a business, for ... »