The Midland companies standing up to economic gloom and succeeding will be honoured once more in the Birmingham Post Business Awards.
Nominations are now being sought for the 2013 awards, which will take place at Edgbaston Stadium on October 18.
The paper will be recognising the fantastic achievements of the companies that have not only weathered the recent economic storm but have delivered success for themselves, their staff and their customers.
Regional head of business at Post publisher BPM Media Graeme Brown said the awards present a once-a-year opportunity for companies to sit back and enjoy the merits of their efforts.
He said: “Every year the Post’s business awards are a heart-warming reminder that despite the odds being stacked against businesses, there are always more than a special few who thrive in the face of adversity.
“I am sure this year will be no different.
“This is an opportunity for companies to showcase the efforts of their teams – from managing directors to menial staff – who have come together to strengthen and grow despite an imperfect economic situation.”
Nominations for the awards must relate to the last financial year – from April 2012 to April 2013.
The different categories include Communications, Property, Legal and Business Advisory, Finance, Environment, Manufacturing, People Development, Small Business and Business Start-Up, Emerging Professional, Medium to Large Business and Company of the Year.
Among last year’s winners included IM Property, Wesleyan Assurance Society and Chiltern Railways, who all enjoyed strong years despite tough conditions.
Full details and eligibility criteria are available at www.bpbusinessawards.co.uk
Being shortlisted is a great way to raise your company’s profile as its achievements will be highlighted in front of hundreds of the city’s movers and shakers on the night of the awards.
The success will also feature in a special post-awards supplement in the Birmingham Post.
And for those companies who would like to get involved in this year’s awards by becoming a sponsor, there is a wealth of opportunities.
Becoming a sponsor, you can expect to receive a full range of editorial and advertising benefits – in print, online and at the event.
Craig Cooksley, regional commercial advertising manager at the Post, said he expected the 2013 awards to be the biggest and best ever.
He said: “We have had a lot to celebrate this year, record inward investment, job creation, the beginning of some significant construction projects such as the runway extension at Birmingham Airport and the opening of the new public library.
“However, it would be wrong to focus on just the headline grabbing projects and numbers as many of you own or work for a company that has also had a fantastic year and we would like as many of you as possible to enter our awards for the chance to be named the region’s best business.
“The awards are open to businesses of all sizes and in all industries, anyone within the organisation can nominate you and the process is quick and easy.
“It’s not just companies we’d like to celebrate, for the second year we are also asking for you to tell us about the best up and coming talent around in our emerging professional category.
“If you work with someone who has made an outstanding contribution to their company and community don’t hesitate to nominate them.”
• To discuss sponsorship options or for more information contact Andy George on 0121 234 5476 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.