Celebrating ten years of outstanding business in the county, the Somerset Business Awards is celebrating an outstanding year of entries with the highest number of companies entering the awards and the most entries ever received.
With a record breaking 156 applications for the 2014 Somerset Business Awards from more than 90 businesses based in Somerset, this year’s Awards is the most hotly-contested year in its ten year history. Judges now have the tough job of reading all award entries and shortlisting the businesses they would like to visit.
Alice Driscoll, Managing Director of ADPR – judging the Marketing and Promotion award – says, “This year we have received the most entries for our Award, from a diverse range of company sizes and sectors – which we’re delighted about. The standard has improved considerably and we are now going through a rigorous process to shortlist the businesses. We wish everyone the best of luck!”
Winners of a Somerset Business Award comment on their improved business after winning an Award – from both a financial and reputational point of view – and continue to recognise and promote their Award wins.
Jenn Chidley-Sanders from the Somerset Chamber of Commerce, organisers of the Somerset Business Awards, comments, “We are absolutely delighted with the number of entries the Awards have received this year! Not only have we received more than ever before, we’ve also seen an increase in the standard of applications across the board and we’re delighted to see so many entries from companies who have never entered before. We look forward to celebrating with the finalists next month.”
Sponsored by a variety of businesses from the county’s vibrant business community, including main sponsor, Albert Goodman, the Somerset Business Awards recognises and celebrates Somerset’s outstanding and diverse businesses. The finalists will be invited to attend the exclusive black tie celebratory dinner at Westland Conference and Leisure Complex in Yeovil, on Friday 17 October 2014.
For more information, please visit www.somersetbusinessawards.org.uk. The Somerset Business Awards is active on Twitter, please follow @SomBizAwards for all the latest news and updates with #SBA2014.