Does your business live for all things local? This award recognises companies who are passionate about supporting Somerset’s economy through local activity and can demonstrate this through their use of local employment, training, trading or regional supply chain etc.
Judges will be looking for:
- Statistics and evidence on the level of local activity
For any queries regarding your entry, please get in touch with the Chamber Team at email@example.com.
How do I enter?
All you need to do is complete the online entry form, making sure that you understand the criteria for the category/ies that you wish to enter.
- Choose your category
- Enter a statement of up to 800 words explaining why your business merits an award
- Highlight up to six key points selling your company to the judges
- Attach up to five pieces of evidence to support your application – attachments can be up to a maximum of 2MB each.
- Attach the company logo
Does my business qualify?
All businesses entering the awards must be based within the district council administrative boundaries of Sedgemoor, South Somerset, Mendip and Somerset West and Taunton. Business can also enter if they are based within the following North Somerset Council and Bath and North East Somerset postcodes:
BS21, 22, 23, 24, 40, 48 and 49
The business should have its head office within the defined eligible area set out above. If this is not the case, the entry MUST demonstrate that the enterprise has local autonomy over business planning, marketing, HR and budget within the eligible areas listed above.
If you are unsure if you qualify, please get in touch.
Jamie Driver, Senior Supply Chain Manager
Responsible for local and regional supply chain engagement for the Hinkley Point C project. Prior to this role, as a chartered engineer, he has worked at the Hinkley Point site from 1984 and within the nuclear industry since 1979, spending periods working in Russia, the US and Europe on nuclear power generation related activities and on fleet wide projects within the UK.
EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and the largest producer of low-carbon electricity, producing around one-sixth of the nation’s electricity from its nuclear power stations, wind farms, coal and gas power stations and combined heat and power plants. The company supplies gas and electricity to more than 5.5million business and residential customer accounts and is the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain.
EDF Energy is also leading the UK’s nuclear renaissance and is building a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset . Hinkley Point C will employ over 25,000 people during construction and will significantly benefit the local & regional economy during the 10 year construction phase and during its 60 years of operation.
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