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EN­TRIES are open now for the Cheshire Busi­ness Awards 2018 in as­so­ci­a­tion with SAS Daniels, with 12 pres­ti­gious awards on of­fer recog­nis­ing ex­cel­lence, in­no­va­tion and achieve­ment across the Cheshire re­gion.

Held at Ch­ester Cathe­dral the win­ners in 12 cat­e­gories will be an­nounced at a glit­ter­ing awards cer­e­mony and din­ner on the night of Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 12.

As well as recog­nis­ing both busi­nesses big and small, the awards will cli­max on the night with the pre­sen­ta­tion of the SAS Daniels Busi­ness Per­son of the Year award, hon­our­ing an in­di­vid­ual who has made an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to the re­gions busi­ness scene.

Jeremy Or­rell, man­ag­ing part­ner and head of the cor­po­rate team at SAS Daniels, said: “Hav­ing sup­ported the awards for nine years we have had the op­por­tu­nity to ob­serve some top end in­no­va­tion to­gether with am­bi­tion from many busi­nesses who make a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the over­all growth of the re­gion.

“Th­ese are the busi­nesses that make this re­gion such a vi­brant suc­cess.”

Each week un­til the dead­line for en­tries on Fri­day, July 27, we are spot­light­ing the var­i­ous awards cat­e­gories.

This week we fo­cus on the Cre­ative Im­pact Award, Ex­porter of the Year and In­no­va­tion and En­ter­prise Award. ● Cre­ative Im­pact Award – This cat­e­gory is open to busi­nesses en­gaged in any cre­ative in­dus­try. This can in­clude soft­ware de­sign for com­puter games, apps, web de­sign, mar­ket­ing, ad­ver­tis­ing, ar­chi­tec­ture, film, pho­tog­ra­phy and pub­lish­ing. En­tries are wel­come from all firms, whether they are act­ing as agents or prin­ci­pals. The judges will be look­ing for ev­i­dence that cre­ative work has led di­rectly to im­proved busi­ness per­for­mance. ● Ex­porter of the Year – This award is open to busi­nesses based in Cheshire that ex­port their prod­ucts or ser­vices over­seas. The judges will be look­ing for a good busi­ness that can demon­strate sus­tained suc­cess rel­a­tive to the size of their busi­nesses and po­ten­tial for the fu­ture. ● In­no­va­tion and En­ter­prise Award – This award cel­e­brates new ideas, pro­cesses, prod­ucts, ser­vices, tech­nolo­gies and ap­pli­ca­tions that have had an im­pact on an or­gan­i­sa­tion’s suc­cess. Judges will be look­ing for orig­i­nal­ity of the in­no­va­tion, its im­pact, prac­ti­cal­ity of its ap­pli­ca­tion and the mea­sur­able benefits to the busi­ness.

Katie Isaac­son, head of events for Reach plc in the North West, said: “The Cheshire Busi­ness Awards are a hugely pop­u­lar event and we are al­ways amazed at the stan­dard of en­tries and the qual­ity of the busi­nesses that en­ter. Last year we had a record num­ber of en­tries re­flect­ing the qual­ity of busi­nesses in the re­gion.” BUSI­NESSES of any size or sec­tor can en­ter free across all rel­e­vant cat­e­gories. Sim­ply down­load and com­plete an en­try from from the web­site www.cheshire­busi­nes­sawards. and re­turn it to us.

En­tries can be emailed to en­quiries@cheshire­busi­ness or posted to the Events Depart­ment, PO Box 48, Liver­pool, L69 3EB.

If you have any ques­tions about how to en­ter, or for more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the events team on 01244 606 472 or email en­quiries@cheshire­busi­ness

For up­dated on twit­ter fol­low @CheshireAwards

Dead­line for en­tries is mid­night on Fri­day, July 27, 2018

The fi­nal­ists – cho­sen by an ex­pert panel of judges – will be an­nounced in Septem­ber.

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