January 31 2015 Latest news:
Jane Ball, News editor
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Havering Business Awards is in its 10th year of recognising business excellence in the borough and this year’s awards are now officially open.
Launched on Wednesday, they recognise the great and the good of Havering’s thriving business community.
This year sees the introduction of a special category, A Decade of Business Success, as well as a further 10 main categories, which are available to view online at haveringbusinessawards.co.uk
Last year’s Havering Business of the Year was Right Choice Insurance.
Director Mike Joseph said: “Winning a Havering Business Award is a wonderful feeling and has added to team morale and our company profile’s credibility.”
Energycentric Corporate is this year’s presenting sponsor. EnergyCentric is an independent energy broking and consultancy firm offering impartial advice on how to reduce and manage your energy costs. It works closely with all types of businesses in the public and private sectors and specialises in helping charities and non-profit making organisations achieve the right price for their energy.
So, why enter?
n Networking at workshops
n Access to marketing consultants to assist with your entry
n Appraisal from independent judges
n Widespread publicity and recognition
n Three week advertising campaign on Time FM for all finalists (new for 2014)
n Entry to the online Havering Business Directory
n Two free tickets to the awards ceremony and more networking
n Lifelong membership of the Havering Ambassadors.
The successful companies will be able to use the winners logo for 2014 on stationery and marketing materials
Finalists will get feedback from the judges and have the chance to network with other finalists, as well as the borough’s key businesses and decision-makers.
Cheryl Coppell, chief executive of Havering Council, said: “The Business Awards have come a long way since they started and I am very proud that they have reached their 10th year of celebrating achievement.We have a wide range of businesses in Havering and it’s always great to see the number and quality of submissions and the high standard of the finalists.”
Anyone who needs help completing their submission, can receive free expert advice at a series of workshops at Havering Town Hall, in Main Road, Romford, throughout May and June.
Details can be obtained by calling 01708 560056 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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