The Lincolnshire Free Press is throwing its support behind a new event to honour the great work of South Holland businesses.
Spalding and District Area Chamber in conjunction with Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce will, for the first time this year, host a whole day to promote local success stories – and start to write some more.
The South Holland Enterprise and Business Awards will showcase opportunities for businesses within the district as well as honour those for outstanding achievement.
The day will take the form of an integrated networking event which will appeal to businesses both large and small.
To be held at Springfields Events and Conference Centre on Wednesday, November 20, it will feature key business speakers and give businesses a chance to showcase their work.
The awards will be presented in six categories and will be handed out at a special ceremony mid-way through the Enterprise and Awards day (see below).
Lincolnshire Free Press editor Jeremy Ransome said: “The Lincolnshire Free Press has hosted a very successful business awards for many years which highlighted some of the amazing work local companies and their employees do every day.
“I am delighted Spalding Chamber have taken up the baton and have run with it to create a whole day of events that will benefit local companies.
“We at the Lincolnshire Free Press are delighted to support it and hope many businesses in South Holland get behind it and make it a huge success.”
Phil Scarlett, president of Spalding and District Chamber, said the chamber was delighted to be involved in the new event, which also has the backing of South Holland District Council’s economic development services.
He said: “It will provide business leaders the opportunity to meet each other and give possible service providers the chance to demonstrate their services.
“We are delighed to bring back the Business Awards after an absence of a couple of years to encourage and recognise excellence in our area.”
IT COULDN’T BE EASIER TO ENTER
The South Holland Business Awards gives you the opportunity to be recognised for your business successes. The awards are open to Chamber members and non-members. All you have to do is choose the categories you want to enter and register your interest by September 23 by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01522 523333.
The awards criteria pack will then be sent out to you. You can enter a maximum of three categories and your business must be based within the district of in South Holland. The available categories are:
* Business of the Year * Apprentice of the Year * Customer Care Award * Business Innovation Award * Supporting the Community Award * Best use of IT and Communication Award
SPONSORS WANTED TO MAKE EVENT A MASSIVE SUCCESS
Spalding and District Area Chamber is looking for businesses interested in sponsoring the new South Holland Business Awards. President Phil Scarlett said: “It is an excellent way to engage with local businesses by supporting their achievements and hard work.” The benefits of sponsorship include four free tickets for the awards ceremony, profile on the “how to enter” leaflet and awards ceremony programme, a mention at the ceremony before your award is announced and speaker and photo opportunities with the category winner. The package costs £250 plus VAT. To find out more email Paul Turnell of Spalding Chamber of Commerce at email@example.com