Awards help cre­ate vi­tal feel­good fac­tor


WE’VE been shout­ing about the North East Cheshire Busi­ness Awards since the de­tails of this year’s com­pe­ti­tion were an­nounced.

The awards cel­e­brate the best in busi­ness across Mac­cles­field and East Cheshire, and take place for the sixth time in Novem­ber.

This year there are 11 cat­e­gories open to the re­gion’s busi­nesses with en­tries wel­come from all busi­nesses re­gard­less of size – you just have to get your nom­i­na­tions in be­fore the dead­line of Sep- of the area’s big­gest cel­e­bra­tion of lo­cal en­ter­prise, the Ex­press is talk­ing to the cat­e­gory spon­sors each week to see why they are sup­port­ing the event.

This week we talk to Tim Hine, re­la­tion­ship di­rec­tor at NatWest Com­mer­cial Bank­ing in Mac­cles­field, and lead spon­sor in the awards.

Tim has been based in Mac­cles­field for eight years where he is part of the com­mer­cial team that looks af­ter SME cus­tomers in North East Cheshire and High Peak, and has worked at the bank for nearly 37 years.

Which award are you spon­sor­ing?

NatWest are spon­sor­ing “Busi­ness of the Year – Turnover over £5 mil­lion

Why have you got in­volved with busi­ness awards?

NatWest were in­stru­men­tal in start­ing the busi­ness awards in 2011.

We iden­ti­fied that sim­i­lar awards events were tak­ing place in other re­gions but that there was noth­ing avail­able for busi­nesses in North East Cheshire.

We want the busi­ness awards to cre­ate a feel­good fac­tor in the area, to be a cel­e­bra­tion of our ex­cel­lent busi­nesses and to recog­nise the peo­ple that have made a pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tion to the suc­cess of the lo­cal busi­ness com­mu­nity.

Why did you choose to spon­sor that par­tic­u­lar award?

The award rep­re­sents a very neat fit with our cus- the tomer base be­cause that NatWest com­mer­cial team fo­cus on busi­nesses with turnovers within the range of £2m to £25m.

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 tem­ber 30. As part of our cov­er­age

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