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March 3rd 2014

Nominations Now Open for E3 Business Awards 2014

Nominations are now open for the E3 Business Awards – the North West’s premier awards programme for entrepreneurs and companies that are having a positive impact upon the region’s economy and on local communities.

The E3 Awards celebrate notable achievements in the fields of Enterprise, Education and Employment – the three ‘Es’ that are so important to the region’s fortunes. There are 12 award categories, which are open to individuals, business and social enterprises from all parts of the community. Mainstream businesses are very welcome – indeed, they accounted for a significant proportion of last year’s finalists and winners -but the organisers, 1 Events Media, are especially keen to see nominations from groups that are often under-represented in traditional business awards events. Amongst others, these include women, younger people, community interest companies and people from minority ethnic communities.
Those wishing to submit a nomination can do so by completing the online nomination form.The Awards evening itself will take place on Thursday 18th September at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton.
“The E3 Business Awards are not just about celebrating high growth businesses and those achieving huge sales,” said Mubarak Chati, director of 1 Events Media. “They are there to recognise enterprises and individuals whose work is helping to change communities, to create new opportunities for people and to revitalise the North West economy. There are many ways to do that and whilst the awards certainly do recognise the contribution of large and successful employers, we feel it’s equally important to celebrate those who are working hard on a more modest level to innovate, to overcome personal challenges and to lead by example.
“Nominations are open to everyone in the North West and we’ve deliberately chosen categories that should encourage applications from as many sectors and as wide a geographical range as possible.”
The twelve award categories include:
1. New Business Start-up of the Year
2. Corporate Social Responsibility Award
3. Social Enterprise of the Year
4. Skills, Education and Training Award
5. Employer of the Year
6. Digital, Creative and Media Award
7. Young Entrepreneur of the Year
8. Outstanding Woman in Business Award
9. Manufacturing Business of the Year
10. High Growth Business of the Year
11. International Business of the Year
12. Business of the Year
Using the online application form, candidates may nominate themselves or they may be nominated by others. Information about nominations, sponsorship or reserving places at the awards evening can be obtained by calling 1 Events Media on 01254 790 786.