BCC Awards

Companies are being urged to show that 'Business is Good for Britian' by taking part in one of the nation's leading Awards.

The British Chambers of Commece (BCC) officially launched the Chamber Awards 2012 in March by inviting firms 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 29th November 2012.

There are nine categories to choose from, covering Achievement in International Business, Commitment to People Development, Excellence in Innovation, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Most Promosing New Business, Excellence in Customer Service, The Sustainability Award, 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.

President Martyn Pellew said: "This year we want everyone to understabnd the congribution business makes to the economy and to society as a whole.  Bjusinesses will be at the forefront of the recovery, providing jobs and creating wealth.  everyday 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 b igger as we look to demonstrate that 'Business is Good for Britain'.

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

To enter go to www.chamberawards.co.uk and download your entry forms or for further information you can contact the Chamber Awards Team on 020476 472593.