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2012 Salford Business Awards open for entries

Friday 20 January 2012
Salford Business Awards 2012 logo
Salford Business Awards 2012 logo
The search is on for Salford's most successful businesses with the launch of the 2012 Salford Business Awards, sponsored by TalkTalk Technology.

Businesses of all shapes and sizes are invited to enter one or more of the eight categories, which this year will include two new awards - Rising Star and Best Employer.

To be in with a chance of winning an award, entries must be submitted by Friday 17 February 2012.

Organised by the University of Salford, The Business Group and Salford City Council, the Awards will take place on Thursday 31 May 2012 at the new Salford City Stadium. Finalists will be shortlisted in March and winners announced on the night.

Martin Hall, Vice Chancellor of the University of Salford, said: "The University of Salford fully supports local businesses and business development in our city. These awards are a great way of showcasing talent and innovation."

Paul Wainwright, Chair of The Business Group, said: "This year we look forward to the biggest ever Salford Business Awards and encourage all of Salford's businesses to apply, whatever their size as there are lots of categories to enter. It has been a tough year for many and those who have survived and thrived deserve recognition. We look forward to celebrating their successes at the award ceremony in May next year."

Councillor John Merry, Leader of Salford City Council, said: "Now in its fifth year, the Salford Business Awards are a wonderful opportunity to recognise the huge contribution Salford's businesses are making to the city's economy. We are looking forward to welcoming award entries from a wide range of sectors, demonstrating Salford’s dynamic and diverse business base - good luck."

Applying for the awards is simple and applications will be accepted from any Salford-based business. Businesses can enter via the Salford Business Awards website either by completing their application online or by downloading a copy of the application form.

A full list of award categories and criteria is also available on the website.

The categories are:

·         Business of the Year Award

·         Innovation Award

·         Excellence Award

·         Green Award

·         Community Award

·         Entrepreneur Award

·         International Trade Award

·         Best Employer Award

·         Rising Star Award

All entrants are automatically entered into the Business of the Year Award. For further information, contact Jon Monk on 0161 278 2519 or Joanne Hall on 0161 793 3428 at The Business Group.