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 the following four categories:

  • Small Business of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Contribution to the Community Award
  • Online Business of the Year

As well as James Caan, the judging panel also includes Guy Clapperton, small business journalist, Charlie Humphreys, Client Development Director at Nectar and John-O’Keeffe, Merchandising and Marketing Director UK and Ireland at Viking Direct.

Winners will receive not only the recognition they deserve for all their hard work, but free media publicity, £2,000 cash, £2,000 to spend at Viking Direct and 50,000 Nectar points to reward themselves or their business.

What’s more, Nectar Business is looking for some help to decide who should win the Contribution to the Community Award. So, for your chance to decide who wins go to nectar-business.com/SBA2010 from 21 st June and vote for the community-based business that you think is most deserving.

Charlie Humphreys, Client Development Director at Nectar, says;

“Running a successful small business in the midst of a recession is no mean feat, which is why at Nectar Business we want to reward the exceptional achievements of the companies that have done this. The awards will offer the chance for small businesses, entrepreneurs and social enterprises to show how they’ve beaten the odds to succeed in these difficult times and we hope that the awards will inspire more people to consider setting up their own business.”

So whether you’re a plumber, a builder, a caterer or an IT specialist, don’t miss your opportunity to show your competitive edge in the market and be recognised for your achievements. Log on to nectar-business.com/SBA2010 to see full entry criteria, awards information and to download an entry form.

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