Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber is urging businesses not to miss out on their chance to get recognition for their achievements over the past twelve months, as the deadline to enter the 2019 Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards looms.
Businesses have until 30th August to complete their applications and with fourteen different awards up for grabs, including the Charity of the Year and the highly coveted title of ‘Business of the Year’, there has never been a better time to enter.
Open to any business with an ‘S’ postcode, as well as members of Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber, the awards, sponsored by AAG IT Services, recognise the important contribution businesses and individuals make towards shaping and developing the local economy.
This year’s categories are:
- Apprentice of the Year
- Best Use of Technology
- Business Community Impact
- Business Growth
- Business Person of the Year
- Commitment to People Development
- Excellence in Customer Service
- Excellence in Manufacturing
- Lifetime Achievement
- Marketing Campaign of the Year
- Most Promising New Business
- Workplace Wellbeing
For Charities, in addition to being crowned Barnsley & Rotherham’s Charity of the Year, the winner will receive a £3,000 financial contribution towards supporting a chosen project, initiative or need, and receive support from the Chamber for the following 12 months.
The overall title of Business of the Year is chosen by judges who review each category winner, and last year saw Wombwell-based fabrication specialist LNS Turbo secure the crown after completing a radical transformation of the business, re-positioning itself from being a ‘local fabrication workshop’ responsible for manufacturing conveyors for the machine tool industry, into a world class company which enjoyed significant international growth, both within the UK and overseas.
Mark Scanlan, Operations Director LNS Turbo, said:
“The business awards offered us an opportunity to showcase our development and achievements.
“Winning the award showed to us that the services we provide are not only valued by our customers and staff, but by the broader local business community. I feel incredibly honoured that we were chosen as business of the year at last year’s awards ceremony.”
Lisa Pogson, President, Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber, said:
“Whether your business is large or small, or you are a long established company that’s been doing some amazing things over the past twelve months, I would urge you apply for the business awards. But hurry, there isn’t long left until the closing date.
“We know the local business community is incredibly diverse and the awards offer a chance to celebrate the achievements of businesses over the past twelve months, as well as highlighting the diversity of the local economy.”
The closing date for award entries is Friday 30th August, with the shortlist set to be announced on Monday 16th September. To enter, visit: http://www.brawards.co.uk