Companies are being urged to celebrate their successes with just days to go until the nominations deadline for this year’s Birmingham Post Business Awards.
The deadline for entries to the region’s premier celebration of business is September 26 – so time is running out.
And with the event heading back to the ICC on November 26, with 800 businesspeople set to attend, it is set to be the largest Post awards ever.
With 12 categories, businesses from across the region can put themselves forward to share in the celebrations which are this year themed around Birmingham Bounces Back, to recognise a strong year for the region.
Already nominations have started to flood in but regional head of business Graeme Brown urged companies to come forward.
He said: “There has been a rise in investment, employment is up, unemployment is down, we’re exporting more than ever before and attracting more cash from abroad.
“This sort of thing doesn’t happen overnight. It happens when a regional economy is working.
“But more specifically, it happens because businesses get it right.
“In recent years the Post’s business awards have been about celebrating success in the face of adversity – tipping our hat to those businesses succeeding in the face of a tough climate.
“This year, the awards are just about success.
“They are about celebrating a year in which the region’s economy came roaring back with the people who brought that about – those behind successful local businesses.
“So throw your names in the hat and get involved.
“It has been quite a year for business in this region and on November 26 we celebrate it.”
Businesses and professionals can nominate themselves 12 categories, including Company Of The Year, Outstanding Professional, Business Startup, Communications, Environmental, Export, Finance, Legal, Manufacturing, Property, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and Technology and Digital.
The awards – which has its own dedicated website at www.bpbusinessawards.co.uk – are being celebrated across the Post’s platforms, with companies urged to share success stories on Twitter under the hashtag #brumbouncesback.
Those who apply will get the chance to share their successes in a special post-awards supplement in the Birmingham Post.
Previous winners have said it is a great way to put your business on the map and those chosen on the night will also be able to showcase their success in marketing literature.
Post editor Stacey Barnfield said: “Every year, the the Birmingham Post Business Awards is a stellar event – and this year’s will be better than ever.
“There is no better way of showcasing your company’s success.
“With a panel of top judges and an audience of the great and good of the region’s business scene, the winners on the night can really show they are at the top of their game.”
The likes of IM Properties, Chiltern Railways, SGH Martineau and Pailton Engineering are among the previous winners of the awards.
This year, there is a great line-up of sponsors, including Turkish Airlines, Birmingham Airport, Ikea, Jaguar Land Rover, Jerroms Accountants, JLL and Wesleyan.
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.
The awards are free to enter and open to any business based in the West Midlands region.
To apply for the awards visit http://www.bpbusinessawards.co.uk