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Companies urged to enter the business boost awards

Companies urged to enter the business boost awards

Newcastle’s leading business competition, the Business Boost Awards, is calling for entries from small and medium size businesses that have gone the extra mile in achieving success. Winners will be rewarded with cash prizes of up to £1,500 to invest back into their growing company.

Categories include Impact on the Borough, Customer Focus, Entrepreneurial Spirit, and a Judges Special Award presented to the most innovative business. All entrants will be assessed by a panel of business experts, including Bernard Lovatt of Bernard Lovatt & Associates LLP, Sarah Da Silva, owner of Zebra Consultancy, James Miller, owner of Miller & Co, Darren Green from Aspire Housing, Trudi Barnard, Business Development Officer for Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and representatives from Keele University Science and Business Park.

A special award - The Realise Foundation Apprentice Award – will also be available to a company that successfully demonstrates their plans for growth and how they would benefit from an apprentice.  The winning company will be given the chance to take on an apprentice for 12 months at no cost - a prize worth £6000.

Last year’s runners-up DK Design, a young design agency, has since had further success having won a place on the Keele University Science and Business Park innovative business growth programme at the Nova Centre. Science and Business Park company Systatic scooped first prize in the Entrepreneurial Spirit category, and Eduscope won the Judge’s Special Award. Previous year’s Science Park winners have included Dermal Technologies Laboratories and Inspired Film and Video.

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Lucy Delaney, Business Development Manager from Keele Science and Business Park, commented: “The Business Boost Awards offers us a fantastic opportunity to recognise aspiring business minds in our community. Part of our role at Keele University Science Park is to support and help businesses in the area continue to grow in their industries and this is the time of year that these businesses are able to celebrate all the hard work that they’ve put in over the last 12 months.”

For further information about the Business Boost Awards contact Trudi Barnard on 01782 742461, download the flyer here, or visit www.businessboostawards.org.uk

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