Awards en­cour­age lo­cal busi­nesses to ‘Shine a light’ on them­selves

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THE Brid­gend Busi­ness Fo­rum Awards 2018 have launched, giv­ing busi­nesses across Brid­gend County Bor­ough a chance to shine a light on their suc­cess.

Or­gan­ised by Brid­gend Busi­ness Fo­rum and sup­ported by Brid­gend County Bor­ough Coun­cil, the awards cel­e­brate ex­cel­lence among lo­cal busi­nesses and pro­vides a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to show­case their busi­ness, and cel­e­brate their achieve­ments.

Now in its sixth year, the 2018 awards fea­ture a brand new cat­e­gory; the Pro­fes­sional Ser­vices Busi­ness of the Year award, which recog­nises the out­stand­ing work of ac­coun­tants, fi­nan­cial, and le­gal com­pa­nies.

Busi­nesses across the county bor­ough are able to nom­i­nate them­selves in a wide range of cat­e­gories cre­ated to ac­knowl­edge the cream of Brid­gend County Bor­ough’s vi­brant busi­ness sec­tor.

En­tries are now open for the fol­low­ing nine cat­e­gories:

Start-up Busi­ness of the Year – spon­sored by ISA Train­ing

Man­u­fac­tur­ing Busi­ness of the Year – spon­sored by EEF, the man­u­fac­turer’s or­gan­i­sa­tion

Ser­vice Busi­ness of the Year – spon­sored by Har­ris Bas­sett

Brid­gend Tourism Busi­ness of the Year – spon­sored by Berry Smith Lawyers

En­tre­pre­neur of the Year – spon­sored by SME Fi­nance Part­ners

Busi­ness Stu­dent of the Year – spon­sored by Gra­ham Paul Char­tered Ac­coun­tants

Cre­ative In­dus­tries Award – spon­sored by Han­dels­banken

In­no­va­tive Busi­ness of the Year – spon­sored by De­vel­op­ment Bank of Wales

Pro­fes­sional Ser­vices Busi­ness of the Year – spon­sored by Ae­vi­tas

Spon­sored by main spon­sor, Rock­wool UK Ltd, the win­ner of each cat­e­gory will have the chance to win the over­all Brid­gend Busi­ness of the Year award.

Chair of the fo­rum, Ian Jes­sopp, said: “We’re thrilled to have launched our sixth an­nual busi­ness awards. With a brand new cat­e­gory launch­ing this year, we’ve never been more ex­cited!

“We en­cour­age all busi­nesses across Brid­gend County Bor­ough, no mat­ter how big or small, to en­ter our 2018 awards and cel­e­brate their achieve­ments with us.”

Full de­tails of the awards in­clud­ing ap­pli­ca­tion forms and ad­vice and tips on how to sub­mit an en­try, can be found at www.brid­gend­busi­ness­fo­rum. co.uk. En­tries close at 5pm on Fri­day, July 6.

To spon­sor a cat­e­gory please con­tact Mary Pope on 01656 815320 mary.pope@brid­gend.gov.uk. You can also fol­low @Brid­gendFo­rum on Twit­ter or like ‘Brid­gend Busi­ness Fo­rum’ on Face­book for news and up­dates on the awards.

Brid­gend busi­nesses proud to spon­sor 2018 Brid­gend Busi­ness Fo­rum Awards

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