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Businesses urged to enter awards

Created on 03/07/2017 @ 16:28
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Businesses in Newtown have ben urged to apply for the Powys Business Awards.

Organisers have called for businesses to submit their entries for this year’s competition.

The deadline for submission of entries is Sunday, 10 July 10.
The annual Powys Business Awards, which began in 2009, were launched last month at the office site of the Newtown bypass with sponsors and past finalists attending the event. 

This year sees a range of new categories added including recognition for environmental and quality excellence.  The awards are an opportunity for all businesses, social enterprises and charities in Powys to compete for a chance to be a finalist no matter if they are large or small or if they are a new start-up or an existing business.
Ceri Stephens, Group Manager for Mid Wales Manufacturing Group, said: “The Powys Business Awards provides a fantastic platform for businesses to raise their profile.  Those who enter the awards are independently judged on their excellent standards.
“The awards also provides a public forum where finalists can gather in the presence of other business leaders and their peers to celebrate their success on the night.
“Winners on the night will also benefit from local publicity as the awards are covered by local and regional newspapers and broadcasters. Everyone who reaches the finals also has the added bonus of having a free professionally made short film about their business which can be added to their website or otherwise used in their publicity.”
Application forms are now available for the 2017 Powys Business Awards, which will culminate in a black-tie dinner this year bring held in The Hafren, Newtown on Friday, 6 October.
The categories for the 2017 Powys Business Awards are:
Start-up Business Award sponsored by The County Times
Outstanding Apprentice Award sponsored by FSB
Entrepreneurship Award
Growth Award sponsored by Finance Wales
Excellence in Quality Management Award sponsored by Myrick Training International Trade Award sponsored by Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors
Small Business (Under 30 Employees) Award sponsored by NPTC Group
Social Enterprise/ Charity Award sponsored by Mid Wales Housing Association Ltd Excellence in Environmental Management Award sponsored by Griffiths
Micro Business (Under 10 Employees) Award sponsored by The Cambrian News & Brecon & Radnor Express
In addition to the above awards, the Judging Panel have a discretionary award called the Judges Award which is made each year to recognise some outstanding achievement or person that has come to the judge’s attention during their visits and which the strict criteria for the other awards does not recognise sponsored by Mid Wales Manufacturing Group
Secondly from the category winners the overall award for Powys Business Awards, the Business of the Year, is sponsored by Powys County Council.
Further details on all the awards can be found on the website and deadline for submission of entries is Sunday, July 10, 2017.

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