‘Great work is done in rais­ing cash for char­ity’

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS SME BUSINESS TIPS -

THE North East Cheshire Busi­ness Awards celebrate the area’s high fliers in a num­ber of cat­e­gories.

This year there are 10 cat­e­gories and en­tries are welcome from all busi­nesses.

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 open for en­tries and the clos­ing date is Septem­ber 30.

En­try is free and avail­able at necbawards.co.uk ●● Each week we are fea­tur­ing a spon­sor from this year’s awards. This week we have Kate Wood, Head of Cul­tural Ar­chi­tects at Chess Tele­com.

Which award are you spon­sor­ing?

Best Com­pany To Work For.

Why have you got in­volved with the busi­ness awards?

Last year we won Best Com­pany to Work For and Best Cus­tomer Ser­vice, which was a great procla­ma­tion of suc­cess for both sides of our ‘great place to work, great place to be a cus­tomer’ motto.

Why did you choose to spon­sor that par­tic­u­lar award?

As Head of Cul­ture Ar­chi­tects at Chess Tele­com I see day-to-day that peo­ple truly are a busi­ness’s great­est as­set.

I am pas­sion­ate to pro­mote that spirit of unique peo­ple-ori­en­tated cul­tures in­spir­ing great busi­ness ac­tiv­ity in the lo­cal area – busi­nesses who through hav­ing great qual­ity and spirit at­tract and re­tain the best peo­ple and who have a pos­i­tive ef­fect in the wider com­mu­nity.

Why is East Cheshire such a great place to do busi­ness?

East Cheshire is a vi­brant place to do busi­ness, where the com­mu­nity is will­ing to be en­gaged and par­tic­i­pate in the great work busi­nesses do in rais­ing money for char­ity and giv­ing some­thing back to the com­mu­nity.

Hap­pi­ness fu­els suc­cess and this kind of re­la­tion- ship with the lo­cal area is so im­por­tant to the em­ploy­ees of lo­cal busi­nesses.

What is your best piece of busi­ness ad­vice?

Sim­ply that ‘the growth and suc­cess of your peo­ple equals the growth and suc­cess of your busi­ness’.

Any­thing else you would like to add?

Best of luck to all the com­pa­nies en­ter­ing the award. To gen­er­ate an award-win­ning cul­ture is no mean feat and ev­ery busi­ness leader who ap­plies their pas­sion to cre­at­ing one will reap the re­wards!

●● Kate Wood is Head of Cul­tural Ar­chi­tects at Chess Tele­com

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