‘Awards event is great showcase’ for talent
THE North East Cheshire Business Awards recognise the area’s high fliers in a number of different categories.
This year there are 10 categories open to the region’s businesses, and entries are welcome from all businesses, regardless of size.
The categories are: Business of the year with a turnover over £5m; business of the year with a turnover between £1m and £5m; excellence in customer service award; start-up business of the year; best company to work for; innovation and design award; best use of social media; best design / creative award; team of the year; and small business of the year.
The awards are now open for entries. The closing date is September 30. Entry is free and available at necbawards.co.uk
Each week we will featuring a sponsor from this year’s awards.
This week we have Tim Hine, relationship director for NatWest Commercial, who is based in Macclesfield and covers the North East Cheshire area.
He has been with RBS and NatWest for over 35 years and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.
Which award are you sponsoring?: Business of the Year – Turnover over £5 million
Why have you got involved with the business awards?: NatWest are the founders of the business awards and set up the inaugural event in 2011. Over the past five years we have seen the project grow. The reason for setting up the awards was because there are some marvellous businesses in North East Cheshire and we wanted to find an opportunity for them to be recognised and rewarded. The event is great showcase.
Why did you choose to sponsor that particular award?: NatWest Commercial Bank in Macclesfield is focused on the SME market so Business of the Year is a really good fit for us. We have an understanding of the challenges and aspirations faced by businesses operating in this arena and this is a great opportunity to recognise their achievements. NatWest’s approach is to help our customers achieve their ambitions through delivering business expertise.
Why is East Cheshire such a great place to do business?: It is an area that is steeped in industrial heritage and is renowned for innovation, with some world class operations choosing to locate here. Plus it has the added benefit of being surrounded by some wonderful countryside.
What is your best piece of business advice?: Think long term – we know we succeed only when our customers and communities succeed.
Anything else you would like to add?: If you have a business or enterprise in North East Cheshire please enter for the awards. The process is simple and easy to follow on our website. If you make it through to the final, our awards ceremony is a fantastic opportunity to reward your staff and the people that have contributed towards your success.
●● Tim Hine