Hunt is on for com­mer­cial champs

Rochdale Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

EN­TRIES are be­ing sought for this year’s Rochdale Bor­ough Busi­ness Awards.

The an­nual event, which cel­e­brates the best of Rochdale’s busi­nesses, takes place at the town hall on Fri­day, Novem­ber 10.

Clos­ing date for en­tries is Fri­day, Septem­ber 29.

A new cat­e­gory of best in­de­pen­dent re­tailer has been added for the first time this year, along­side ex­ist­ing cat­e­gories in­clud­ing ap­pren­tice of the year, new busi­ness of the year and busi­ness per­son of the year.

Coun­cil leader Richard Far­nell said: “Now in their sev­enth year, the busi­ness awards are get­ting big­ger and bet­ter and with 1,000 more busi­nesses in the bor­ough than there were in 2010, it’s hardly any won­der.

“Rochdale’s busi­ness com­mu­nity is go­ing from strength to strength, with new en­ter­prises set­ting up all the time. In the last few weeks alone, I’ve vis­ited a new hair­dressers, a new café, a new bar and a new con­struc­tion train­ing cen­tre. Along­side our well-es­tab­lished suc­cess sto­ries, th­ese busi­nesses are all bring­ing with them new jobs and in­vest­ment. Events like the busi­ness awards are their op­por­tu­nity to stand up and shout about their achieve­ments. I’d urge them to en­ter soon; you’ve got to be in it to win it.”

The awards are or­gan­ised by the coun­cil, Hop­wood Hall Col­lege and NatWest bank, with spon­sor­ship from lo­cal busi­nesses. All pro­ceeds from the night go to Springhill Hos­pice.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit rochdale­busi­nes­sawards.co.uk.

Mike Lawrence

●●Boult­ing En­vi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices Ltd were among the win­ners at last year’s Rochdale Busi­ness Awards

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