The race is on to win one of the prestigious category titles of the 2016 Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards.
The application process is now open and businesses are urged to apply to promote their companies and celebrate their achievements.
This year, the judges are looking forward to finding more inspiring examples in Lanarkshire’s vibrant business community that illustrate the wealth of talent and enterprise in the region.
The awards are open to businesses of all sizes, in all sectors operating in Lanarkshire. The range of award categories - including the Family Business Award and Excellence in Customer Service - has been designed to be fully accessible to all businesses. It is free to apply and companies can apply for as many of the ten categories as they wish.
The awards, which are hosted by North and South Lanarkshire Councils, attract high profile industry support and this year is no different with Clydesdale Bank as principal sponsor.
Simon Kerr of Clydesdale Bank commented: “Local businesses are a vital part of our economy, as well as the foundations of our communities. The Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards offers a unique opportunity for your business to showcase the hard work, dedication and success that you’ve built. We’d like to encourage entries from all businesses across Lanarkshire, and look forward to celebrating your achievements at the awards.”
Councillor David Fagan, Convener of Regeneration and Infrastructure at North Lanarkshire Council said: “We are delighted to have such high profile support for the 2016 awards, including Clydesdale Bank as principal sponsor. I would like to thank all the sponsors for their support. We would not be able to run the Lanarkshire Business Awards without them and it is terrific to see support and enthusiasm for the awards growing year on year.”
The award categories for the 2016 Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards are:-
Lanarkshire Family Business Award – sponsored by Albert Bartlett
Lanarkshire’s Best Small Business (50 employees or less) – sponsored by UK Steel Enterprise
Lanarkshire’s Best Business (51 employees or more) – sponsored by Business Gateway
Lanarkshire’s Best New Business – sponsored by North Lanarkshire’s Working
Lanarkshire Food & Drink Award – sponsored by Hamilton Park Racecourse
The John Brinkins Award for Excellence in Tourism – sponsored by Lanarkshire Area Tourism Partnership
Excellence in Customer Service – sponsored by Clydesdale Bank
Lanarkshire Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by The Banks Group
Excellence in Innovation – sponsored by Clyde Gateway
Enterprising Third Sector Award – sponsored by New College Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire College
To request an application form visit www.chooselanarkshire.com/ businessawards
All finalists will be featured in the media and the winners will be announced at the glittering awards dinner at the Radstone Hotel on Friday 4th March 2016.
Councillor Chris Thompson, Chair of Enterprise Resources at South Lanarkshire Council added: “The awards are now in their 23rd year and have become a highlight of the Lanarkshire business calendar.
“We are thrilled that they are continuing to grow and highlight the success of our exciting companies.
“The success of Lanarkshire’s economy depends on the hard work of our businesses and this is the opportunity to promote and celebrate that.”
North Lanarkshire Council and South Lanarkshire Council would like to take this opportunity to thank all the sponsors for their support.
To discuss any sponsorship and advertising opportunities available please contact awards@LBEA.info or telephone the awards team on 07721 530115.