Posted: 01/03/18 by Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce Ltd
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) today launches its flagship Chamber Business Awards at the London Stock Exchange.
The prestigious competition is one of the showpiece events in the business calendar, recognising and promoting the best of British business through a series of regional heats, culminating in a Gala Awards Dinner, which will take place at Tobacco Dock, London on 29 November.
Entries open today (1 March) and will be accepted until midnight on Friday 29 June. This year’s winner of the Business of the Year award will have the chance to open the market at the London Stock Exchange as a prize, a rare opportunity for a private business.
Companies can enter nine categories, covering exports, small business, exemplary employers, technology, high-growth, customer commitment, partnerships with the education sector, digital communications, and workplace wellbeing. Sponsors of this year’s awards include Bibby Financial Services, DHL, Legal and General, The London Stock Exchange, Qdos Consulting and RADA in Business.
Milton Keynes Chamber chief executive Paul Griffiths said: “The BCC Awards create an incredible opportunity for businesses across the country.
“We know these Awards will give a fantastic boost to the profiles of the winners and finalists and I encourage all Milton Keynes businesses to use this platform to shout about their achievements.
“The Awards will throw a spotlight on the best of our area’s businesses so firms should make sure they have submitted their entry by 29 June if they don’t want to miss out on their chance to shine.”
Francis Martin, President of the British Chambers of Commerce said: “Businesses are the driving force of the UK economy, generating jobs, prosperity and growth. Every year, the Chamber Network celebrates the best of British business, and recognises their contribution to both local communities and the wider economy.
“Every time I visit Chamber member businesses I’m struck by the time and resources they invest in developing the technology and talent of tomorrow. The Awards acknowledge the relentless efforts of these businesses and their talented employees.
“Each year the calibre and diversity of applicants to the Chamber Business Awards surpasses our expectations, and we look forward to seeing the scope of great companies that apply this year.”
Marcus Stuttard, Head of UK Primary Markets & Head of AIM, London Stock Exchange Group said: “We are proud to support the Chamber Business Awards and celebrate the best of British business. London Stock Exchange Group is committed to supporting the most ambitious firms, allowing them to scale and grow.”
To enter online, go to www.chamberawards.co.uk or for further information you can contact the Chamber Awards team on 020 7654 5800, email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @chamber_awards on Twitter.