Calling all Somerset businesses! The county’s official business awards opens for entries on 1 June.
Increasing in popularity year on year, the Somerset Business Awards recognise business success in the county, with the Awards ceremony a key date in any businesspersons’ diary.
Businesses from across Somerset are encouraged to start thinking about entering for these prestigious awards now, to ensure the maximum amount of time to get their applications just right.
Rupert Cox, CEO of the Somerset Chamber of Commerce, who organise the Awards, says, “We are delighted to open the Somerset Business Awards for entries for 2012. The Awards represent a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Somerset businesses. 2011 was the biggest year yet and we anticipate 2012 will be just as hotly contested! The Awards showcase the talent and entrepreneurialism in the area, encourage best practice and bring great businesses and great opportunities together.
“Every year the number and quality of the entries has increased, calling for more awards and tougher judging criteria. We are excited to introduce two new awards for 2012, the Skills for Growth Award, sponsored by the Somerset Employment and Skills Board, and the Energy Efficiency Award, which will be sponsored by the Somerset County Council.”
Open to Somerset companies of all types and sizes, many Somerset Business Award winners go on to do bigger and better things following the success of winning an award.
For entry details and to apply online, please visit www.somersetbusinessawards.org.uk. The closing date for award applications is 5.00 pm on 31 August.
Businesses can nominate themselves and are welcome to enter more than one category, but should make multiple applications online and ensuring they differentiate between the criteria of each award.
All shortlisted companies will be invited to the glittering black tie dinner and prestigious Awards ceremony, which will be held on 16 November at the Somerset County Cricket Club in Taunton.
Sponsored by Albert Goodman Chartered Accountants, which has offices throughout Somerset, the annual Somerset Business Awards are organised by the Somerset Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with a wide range of individual award sponsors from the private sectors.
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