TIME is running out to enter the Mercury Business Awards 2012.
The deadline for enytry is Friday, March 16, so you need to act quickly.
We want to know about your success stories, whether you’re a new or established business.
We know there are countless companies and organisations in the area with plenty to shout about.
The awards also provide an opportunity for companies to nominate their employees for recognition for their efforts.
There are seven categories to choose from thanks to our sponsors; Hegarty LLP Solicitors, Duncan & Toplis, Anne Corder Recruitment, Peterborough Regional College, South Kesteven District Council Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf and Conference Centre, Viking Signs and Cummins Generator Technologies.
The awards gala dinner is on Tuesday, May 15, at Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf and Conference Centre.
You can enter by e-mailing email@example.com. Please indicate which categories you wish to enter and we will send you an application form which you will then need to fill in.
The categories are:
Best New Start-up
Sponsored by Hegarty LLP Solicitors. Has your business been a roaring success in its infancy? Has it exceeded all your expectations or is it exactly on the right track, looking strong and with excellent prospects for the future?You may be a one-man band already looking to expand, or you may have started at a larger scale and already proved your ideas would work.Open to companies in business for up to three years from the date of the launch of the competition. (February 10, 2012)
Sponsored by Cummins Generator Technologies, this award looks to bring together the business world and the local community. We are looking for those people who give up their time to help others. This is your chance to reward the efforts of those people who are always helping others.
You can nominate an individual or a team. Just tell us what they do and why they should win. Once all the nominations are in we will ask the public to vote for two winners, who will be invited to collect their award at the Mercury Business Awards gala dinner.
Customer Care Award
Sponsored by South Kesteven District Council, this award will recognise the ﬁrm that can prove the customer really does come ﬁrst. Has your business excelled itself to help one customer in particular or have you introduced new ways of working to help every customer who comes through the door?
Employee or Team of the Year
This award is to celebrate dedication and commitment to business. The title will go to the employee or team who always go the extra mile and exceed expectations within their company. The judges will be looking for an employee or team who can demonstrate how their attitude, commitment and dedication to their job has delivered signiﬁcant beneﬁts to their organisation.
Business of the Year
Sponsored by Anne Corder Recruitment and GreethamValley Golf Club, the Business of the Year will have to demonstrate it has had a year to celebrate. The winning business will be able to show excellence in operations and performance, continuous improvement and have a clear vision for the years ahead. The winner will obviously have to be able to demonstrate good proﬁt and good policies towards its people and customers.
Sponsored by Duncan and Toplis, this award is in recognition of an exceptional individual whose effort and determination over time has made an exceptional contribution to not just a business, but the wider community. We are looking for someone who has set and maintained high standards throughout their working life and can be held up as an example for the younger generation.
Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by Peterborough Regional College. To reflect the importance of young people in the workplace. We are looking for an enthusiastic young person aged from 16 to 24 who has a great story to tell. They may have come up with an amazing idea for your company. They may be an apprentice or a trainee who has shown commitment and dedication and proven that they really want to achieve and make a difference. If you have a young employee who you think makes a difference and deserves some recognition, or you are that young person, this is the category to enter.
To enter e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org