Nominations now open for the 2017 UK Private Business Awards

Published at 10:00 AM on 16 January 2017

Nominations are now open for the 2017 UK Private Business Awards - often referred to as the Diamonds - which celebrate the best of UK private businesses and their contribution to communities and the UK economy.

Private businesses across the UK are urged to share their stories by nominating themselves in one or more of the 10 categories:

  •            Technology Innovation of the Year Award
  •            Social Enterprise of the Year Award
  •            High Growth Business of the Year Award
  •            Rising Star Award
  •            International Business of the Year Award
  •            Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  •            Private Business Woman of the Year Award
  •            CEO of the Year Award
  •            Family Business of the Year Award
  •            Private Business of the Year Award

Brian Henderson, partner and UK Private Business Awards leader at PwC, commented:

“The UK Private Business Awards are now in their seventh year and celebrate the best of the private sector.  The Awards recognise achievements and the important contribution that entrepreneurs and private businesses make to the UK economy.

We're looking for the UK's brightest entrepreneurs and private businesses to tell us why they deserve to be recognised. The Awards categories allow a broad range of companies and individuals to participate and reflect the ever increasing diversity in the private business landscape. Last year’s diverse and innovative group of winners show that this is the most vibrant part of our economy.

The nomination period runs from 16 January 2017 to 24 March 2017. The deadline for submitting a full entry form is 3 May 2017. The 2017 Private Business Awards will be judged by a panel of business leaders and entrepreneurs on 8 June 2017, and a shortlist for each category will be announced on 10 June 2017. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on 14 September 2017 at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London EC1.

To find out more about the awards or to nominate a business, visit www.ukpba-awards.co.uk

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Notes for editors.

For photos of last year’s winners, please visit:  http://www.ukpba-awards.co.uk/archive/2016/winners/

Category

Winners 2016

Technology Innovation of the Year

Kano Computing Ltd

Social Enterprise of the Year

Shared Interest Society Ltd

High Growth Business of the Year

Anesco Ltd

Rising Star of the Year

RateSetter (Retail Money Market Ltd)

International Business of the Year

Acorn Stairlifts Ltd

Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year

Shamil & Kavi Thakrar/Dishoom Ltd

Private Business Woman of the Year

Annabel Karmel MBE/Karmel Foods Ltd

CEO of the Year

Surinder Arora/Arora Holdings Ltd

Family Business of the Year

Harrison Spinks Beds Ltd

Private Business of the Year

Portakabin (Shepherd Building Group Ltd)

  1. You can also follow @PBA_Awards #UKPBA17 on Twitter to hear the latest news about the awards.
  2. The UK Private Business Awards has a gold sponsors this year, which is the Business Growth Fund.

About the UK Private Business Awards

The UK Private Business Awards, sponsored by PwC, celebrate the best in the private sector and highlight the achievements of individuals and companies. The event recognises the importance of private companies to the UK economy and is attended by CEO’s and entrepreneurs from every region of the UK.

About Ford Sinclair

Ford Sinclair are the organisers of the UK Private Business Awards, and the event is a joint venture between PwC and Ford Sinclair.

Ford Sinclair is a family-run event management company, with over 30 years of expertise in delivering high profile live events.

For further information on the UK Private Business Awards and how to attend, please contact Jo Thomas- jo.thomas@ford-sinclair.co.uk or call 01277 350557.

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