West Midlands’ companies urged to enter Chamber Awards to show that ‘Business is Good for Britain’

Companies in the West Midlands are being urged to show that ‘Business is Good for Britain’ by taking part in one of the nation’s leading Awards.

There are just under two weeks left to enter The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Chamber Awards 2012, which gives firms the chance to showcase their talents and achievements to be in with a chance of winning a £25,000 cash prize.

Open to all businesses, the competition is designed to recognise and promote the best businesses in Britain through a series of regional heats followed by the National Final, which will be held in London on November 29th.

There are nine categories to choose from, covering international business, people development, excellence in innovation, marketing, new business, customer service, sustainability, entrepreneur of the year and business of the year.

The Awards, which are now in their 9th year, is one of the showcase events for the BCC’s ‘Business is Good for Britain’ campaign that highlights the role of business as a positive force for the UK recovery and the success of local communities and individuals.

Martyn  Pellew

Martyn Pellew

President Martyn Pellew said: “This year we want everyone to understand the contribution business makes to the economy and to society as a whole. West Midlands businesses will be at the forefront of the recovery, providing jobs, and creating wealth.

“Every day we hear amazing stories from companies that are innovative, successful in international markets, and create new products.  It is stories like these that we are looking to find and recognise through the Chamber Awards.

“Last year, over 600 firms took part and 2012 promises to be even bigger as we look to demonstrate that ‘Business is Good for Britain!’”

Businesses in the West Midlands can enter the following categories this year:

  • Achievement in International Business
  • Award for Commitment to People Development
  • Award for Excellence in Innovation
  • Award for Excellence in Customer Service
  • Business of the Year Award
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • Marketing Campaign of the Year
  • Most Promising New Business Award
  • The Sustainability Award

Closing date for entries is 29th June, with companies assessed at a regional level first.  The regional winners will then go through to compete in the National Final in November.

At this stage a high-profile judging panel of business leaders and entrepreneurs assess contenders before the overall winners are announced in each category – with one company winning the £25,000 cash prize and the Outstanding Business Achievement title.

To enter online go to www.chamberawards.co.uk or for further information you can contact the Chamber Awards Team on 02476 472593, email [email protected] or follow @chamberawards