Private Business awards now open
Private businesses from across Milton Keynes and the South Midlands are being urged to secure formal recognition of their achievements through a national awards scheme.
Sponsored by PwC and HSBC, the Private Business Awards have been established to celebrate the most successful companies and individuals operating in the private sector. The awards were officially launched on 1 February and nominations are invited.
The Voting Panel for this year’s Private Business Awards is made up of leading industry experts including Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, Partner at Dechert, Alison Lees, Partner at PwC and Charlie Hoffman, Managing Director at HSBC Private Bank (UK) Ltd. Two new awards for 2012 will also be announced: the Rising Star Award which will champion vision, strong leadership and growth strategies, and the Exporter of the Year Award which will celebrate a strong and growing presence in overseas markets.
Paul Norbury, partner and private business expert at PwC in Milton Keynes, said: “Private businesses are vital to our economy, both regionally and nationally and it is important that their achievements are noticed and celebrated.
“Last year, a fantastic variety of great quality, diversified and innovative companies were nominated in the region and we hope that there will be more this year.”
The inaugural event, which took place in September 2011, saw the likes of GoCompare, Wates Group, Monsoon and Dyson honoured at a ceremony attended by over 350 of the UK’s leading business owners, CEOs and entrepreneurs. Samworth Brothers, a Leicestershire-based food manufacturer, won the award of Family Business of the Year. Mark Samworth is also a member of the Voting Panel for this year’s awards.
A full list of award categories, criteria and the online nomination form is accessible on the event’s website, www.privatebusinessawards.co.uk, with eventual winners announced on Thursday 6 September 2012 at a gala dinner to be held at The Royal Opera House.
For further details on The Private Business Awards Dinner 2012 visit www.privatebusinessawards.co.uk
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Email: Paul Norbury
Tel +44 (0)1908 353051