1 Events Media, the host of the annual E3 Business Awards, has announced that nominations for the 2019 event are now open.
There will be seventeen award categories this year, and entries are encouraged from small and medium sized business, entrepreneurs, charities and social enterprises throughout the North West.
The Awards ceremony will take place at the Bolton University Stadium in Bolton on Thursday 11th July 2019.
The Awards are open to enterprises from every county in the region: Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire and Greater Manchester.
The award categories include:
- New Business Start up of the Year
- Corporate Social Responsibility Award
- Charity of the Year
- Social Enterprise of the Year
- Skills, Education & Training Award
- Employer of the Year
- Online Business of the Year
- Digital, Creative and Media Award
- Young Entrepreneur of the Year
- Outstanding Woman in Business
- Family Business of the Year
- Professional Firm of the Year
- Customer Service Award
- Manufacturing Business of the Year
- High Growth Business of the Year
- International Business of the Year
- Business of the Year
A key feature of the E3 Business Awards is that they are intended to celebrate the positive impact that businesses have on local communities, as well as the economic prosperity of the region. Since the launch of the Awards in 2013, the organisers have always been keen to encourage entries from the broadest possible range of applicants, as 1EM managing director Mubarak Chati explains:
"E3 stands for Enterprise, Education and Employment. Those are the main factors that judges will be looking for - evidence that businesses and entrepreneurs are succeeding in commercial terms while also having a positive social impact.
"A thriving business or social enterprise means opportunities for people to get jobs, new skills and training, to apply innovative thinking and to deliver benefits for local communities. So we don't just want to hear from successful mainstream businesses - we want to see entries from people from as many different backgrounds as possible. If North West entrepreneurs are producing good results - on and off the balance sheet - then the E3 Awards are ready to recognise that."
Entrants can nominate themselves or they can be nominated by others. In either case, applications are submitted via the www.e3businessawards.co.uk website, which provides a standard nomination form and more details about the judging criteria for each category.
Information about nominations, sponsorship and attendance can be obtained by calling 1 Events Media on 01254 790 786.