If you want to raise your profile, enhance your reputation and attract new business off the back of the great work you are doing this could be the award for you. It’s also a fantastic way to highlight and reward your team’s achievements. 

Open to the private, charity and public sectors, the Best Business Awards offer a broad range of categories.

There is no formal awards dinner which can prove expensive to attend. Instead winners can take advantage of a range of marketing benefits designed to spread the message about what they have achieved.

All winners receive comments from the judges about why they won which can be used in press releases, on their website and other marketing materials at no cost. Winners are also entitled to a free 30 minute telephone consultation with a public relations expert to provide help and guidance on maximising awareness of their success. A winner’s trophy, certificate and logo may also be purchased although this is optional.

The categories open for entry are:

Private Sector categories

-Best Innovation
-Best Customer Focus
-Best Marketing
-Best Small to Medium Size Business
-Best New Business
-Best Large Business
-Best New Product / Service
-Best Product / Service Range
-Best Strategic Design / Creative
-Best Employer
-Best Corporate Social Responsibility
-Outstanding Personal Achievement

Awards will be given for the above categories in each of the following sectors, so please indicate which sector is most applicable to your business when submitting your entry / entries:

-Building & Construction 
-Business Support 
-Computer Services 
-Defence & Aerospace 
-Diversified Services 
-Education & Childcare
-Financial Services 
-Health & Beauty 
-Hospitality & Leisure 
-Marketing & PR 
-Online Business Services 
-Online Retail 
-Professional Services 
-Transport & Automotive 

Public Sector categories

-Best Information Technology
-Best Procurement
-Best Communication
-Best Employer
-Best Health & Safety
-Best Fire & Rescue Service
-Best Prison
-Best Local Authority
-Best Police Service
-Best Further & Higher Education Provider
-Best NHS Provider or Commissioner
-Best Housing Association
-Outstanding Personal Achievement

Organisations of any size may enter and many past winners are smaller businesses employing less than 50 people. 

Big name past winners include Welsh Assembly Government, Barclays Personal Investment Management, Brunel University, Capita, Metropolitan Police, Rentokil, Canterbury City Council, EDF Energy, University for the Creative Arts, XLN Telecom, Hillingdon Council, Phoenix Natural Gas as well as numerous dynamic small and medium size businesses.

Entry deadline date: 31 October 2013.

For more info visit: Best Business Awards