Take pride and join in the fun

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS SME BUSINESS TIPS -

PUT your busi­ness on the map and en­ter this year’s North East Cheshire Busi­ness Awards.

The awards, launched to cel­e­brate the best in busi­ness across Mac­cles­field and its sur­round­ing ar­eas, are now open for en­tries, with a cat­e­gory to suit busi­nesses of all shapes and sizes.

And ac­cord­ing to for­mer win­ners, en­ter­ing is an un­miss­able op­por­tu­nity for all proud busi­nesses.

Deb­bie Jukes, from Equi­lib­rium As­set Man­age­ment, which won the Ex­cel­lence in Cus­tomer Ser­vice award, said: “I was de­lighted that Equi­lib­rium won the Ex­cel­lence in Cus­tomer Ser­vice award, af­ter all we put in a lot of ef­fort to pro­vide a great ser­vice to our clients.

“Hav­ing this in­de­pen­dently recog­nised re­in­forces the fact that clients are placed at the heart of our busi­ness, and ac­knowl­edges the fan­tas­tic achieve­ments of the team.”

And Lee Wain­wright, whose team at Bolling­ton Brew­ery won Team of the Year, said: “Win­ning the NECB Team of the Year Award was an in­cred­i­ble achieve­ment. Our team were thrilled to re­ceive the recog­ni­tion for their hard work and pas­sion and it’s also helped to pro­mote our brand. We’re not rest­ing on our lau­rels though – it’s in­spired us to keep rais­ing the bar!”

There are a to­tal of 11 awards. As usual there are awards for the best over­all busi­nesses with cat­e­gories for Busi­ness of the Year Turnover over £5 mil­lion and Busi­ness of the Year Turnover up to £5 mil­lion, plus an ac­co­lade for En­tre­pre­neur of the Year.

There are awards for busi­nesses that go the ex­tra mile for cus­tomers, such as Ex­cel­lence in Cus­tomer Ser­vice, and those that show ex­tra sup­port for their staff, with Team of the Year and Ap­pren­tice of the Year.

There are also awards for In­no­va­tion and De­sign; Best use of So­cial Me­dia; Best De­sign/Cre­ative Cam­paign; Start Up Busi­ness of the Year and Char­ity of the Year, with the win­ning char­ity ben­e­fit­ing from be­com­ing the bene­fac­tors of next year’s awards.

Sue Bow­den, man­ager, Mac­cles­field Cham­ber of Com­merce and En­ter­prise, said: “This year we’re de­lighted to have three new cat­e­gories, giv­ing com­pa­nies even more scope for en­ter­ing – En­tre­pre­neur of the Year, Ap­pren­tice of the Year and Char­ity of the Year. This now gives a choice of 11 cat­e­gories to en­ter, so com­pa­nies of all sizes and sec­tors can get in­volved.

“Our pre­vi­ous win­ners are our best ad­vo­cates and will tell you that win­ning an award is a huge tri­umph – from putting your busi­ness on the map and rais­ing your pro­file, to the im­pact on staff morale in recog­nis­ing their fan­tas­tic achieve­ments, to the pro­mo­tion, recog­ni­tion and cred­i­bil­ity it brings to your com­pany.”

The win­ners will be an­nounced at a glitzy cer­e­mony at the Mere Re­sort, Knutsford, in Novem­ber.

The clos­ing date for en­tries is Septem­ber 30. En­try is free and forms are avail­able via www.necb awards.co.uk.

James Rus­sell

●● Lee Wain­wright cel­e­brates Bolling­ton Brew­ery’s win at last year’s awards

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.