Time is ticking to make your mark
THE DEADLINE is approaching to submit entries for this year’s North East Cheshire Business Awards.
There is now only a few weeks to go until the deadline for entries into the awards which celebrate the best of business in the area.
There are 10 award categories which are open to entry from businesses from across the area and both self and third party nominations come.
The awards will recognise outstanding achievement, leadership and a positive contribution to the success of the local business community.
Representatives from Macclesfield Chamber of Commerce, which runs the awards, are urging businesses to submit entries.
They say that past winners have enjoyed a boost to their businesses on the back of the awards.
Jayne Pickstone, from the chamber, said: “North East Cheshire has a vast array of talented and successful businesses, many of which go unrecognised.
“So whether you are just setting out or are well established, we would urge all businesses in the region to enter the awards.
“If you’re proud of your successes, then why not highlight them and enter?
“Entering will not only raise your profile through the awards press and radio coverage, but your business will be showcased to some of the most influential people in the region from the public and private sectors.
“The objective judging process provides credible endorsement of the success of your business.
“And just as impor- tantly, it will show your team that you care and will help you reflect on who has contributed to your success.
“It is absolutely free to enter and you can submit as many categories as you wish.”
Entries must be received by 5pm on Wednesday, September 30.
The categories are Business of the Year with Turnover over £5 million; Business of the Year with Turnover £1 million to £5 million; Small Business of the Year; Innovation and Design; Excellence in Customer Service; Team of the Year; Best use of Social Media; Start-up of the Year; Best Design/ Creative Campaign; and Best Company to Work For
Winners will be presented with their trophies at a gala dinner taking place on Thursday, November at The Mere.
Entry forms are available via necbawards.co.uk.
Contact Macclesfield Chamber on 01625 665940 or email email@example.com for more information.
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