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James Caan Launches Nectar Business Small Business Awards 2010

The search is on to find the UK’s ultimate business success stories with the launch of the Nectar Business Small Business Awards 2010. Now in its second year, the awards recognise the achievements of exceptional small and medium sized expertises (SMEs) who will win £2,000 cash, £2,000 to spend at Viking Direct and 50,000 Nectar points. Four winning small businesses will be chosen by an esteemed judging panel, which includes star of the hit BBC TV show Dragon’s Den, James Caan. Open until 31 st May 2010 , the awards acknowledge best practice, celebrate great ideas and outstanding achievements in business, particularly in tough times. All UK SMEs, social enterprises and entrepreneurs that can demonstrate innovation and brilliant business ideas can enter in any one of ... »

Last Call for Innovative Tech Firms to Win Trading Support

Last Call for Innovative Tech Firms to Win Trading Support

Innovative science and technology firms only have until 16 September to enter the Government-backed iawards, to be in with a chance of winning publicity and international trading support. Applicants can choose from 13 categories to enter, including energy and environment, digital communications, best collaboration, the next big thing and best technology start-up. Category winners will then go head-to-head for the iaward of the year. The awards are open to UK-registered firms of any size that have launched ground-breaking projects since 1 July 2007. BBC Dragons’ Den judge James Caan, urged businesses to put themselves forward. “I firmly believe that businesses who focus their energy on nurturing the talent available to them can lead the UK out of the recession,” said Caan.... »

New Ideas & Innovative Companies needed for iawards

The first Government backed innovation awards, the iawards, were launched today by Science and Innovation Minister Lord Drayson and leading businessman James Caan. The awards, launched at the Science Museum, aim to celebrate the best of cutting edge British science and technology. Innovation and science will play a key role in building a stronger and more competitive economy able to take advantage of the upturn. The iawards will recognise those people and businesses that will help to do this. Prime Minister Gordon Brown said of the iawards launch: “New innovations will help us build for the future and take advantage of new opportunities in low carbon, digital technology, bioscience and advanced manufacturing. “The iawards will celebrate and recognise Britain’s most innova... »

Dragon James Caan calls for ethnic minorities to step up

Dragon calls for ethnic minorities to step up

> Dragon calls for missing ethnic minority business leaders to step up and make their ideas happen Entrepreneur and star of BBC’s Dragon’s Den, James Caan, today called for more entrepreneurs to make their ideas happen and create an extra 100,000 ethnic minority run businesses in the UK. James Caan made the call as he set out his vision at his first meeting as the new co-Chair of the Department for Business’s Ethnic Minority Task Force. Speaking at the meeting, James Caan said: "It is more important than ever that we create an environment where anyone with ambition, passion and a good idea – no matter what their background – can succeed. "Research has found that there are a great number of talented individuals who never move from ‘thinker to do... »

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Fast Growth Business Awards

Pioneering and creative businesses are being invited to enter the Fast Growth Business Awards, which recognise and reward companies that demonstrate significant growth and entrepreneurial flair. To enter, companies must be UK–based, have been trading for at least two years, and employ fewer than 500 employees. The cost of entry is £35 plus VAT. There are fourteen award categories businesses can apply for, including ‘best green business’, ‘innovative business of the year’ and ‘online business of the year’. One outstanding entry will be crowned ‘overall winner’ by a panel of judges that includes entrepreneur James Caan, from the BBC’s Dragons’ Den. Winners will benefit from wide–ranging media coverage and the use o... »