Entries invited for 2014 Salford Business Awards

Tuesday 14 January 2014

The 2014 Salford Business Awards opens for entries today (Tuesday 14th January).

Businesses of all sizes and industries from the city are invited to enter one or more of the eight categories, which include awards for innovation, entrepreneurship and work in the community.

The closing date for entries to the Awards, which are sponsored by TalkTalk Technology and jointly organised by Salford City Council, the University of Salford and The Business Group Salford, is Friday 28th February. Following judging and shortlisting in April, winners and runners-up will be announced at a ceremony held at Salford City Stadium on Thursday 5th June 2014.

Applying for the Awards is simple and applications will be accepted from any Salford-based business online at the 2014 Salford Business Awards website. The award categories are:

- Innovation
- Excellence
- Energy and Environment
- Community
- Entrepreneur
- International Trade
- Rising Star
- Best Employer

All applicants are automatically entered into the Business of the Year Award.

Salford City Mayor Ian Stewart said: “These Awards are a great way to celebrate the success of businesses in Salford. I have made it a priority to support local businesses and to attract further inward investment from across Britain and around the world.

“I will always be committed to supporting businesses who choose to locate and start-up in Salford. They bring jobs and investment to the city and need to be celebrated through events like the Salford Business Awards.”

Martin Hall, Vice Chancellor of the University of Salford, said: “The University is a key driver of the local economy and, working alongside Salford City Council and The Business Group Salford, we’re committed to supporting the growth of both new and existing businesses in Salford.

“Understanding the importance of entrepreneurship and enterprise, we offer students who are looking to start their own business a wide range of advice and support services, and we’re proud to be involved in the Salford Business Awards.”

Paul Wainwright, chair of The Business Group Salford, said: “The Salford Business Awards is now well established as a permanent fixture in the North West events calendar and attracts businesses of all sizes from all sectors. Speaking as a member of the judging panel it is always inspiring to see the calibre of entrants and a challenge to choose the winners. I look forward to an equally difficult decision this year.”

For further information on the 2014 Salford Business Awards, contact:

Jon Monk, The Business Group Salford
0161 278 2519
jonmonk@thebusinessgroup.org or;

Joanne Hall, Salford City Council
0161 793 3428
joanne.hall@salford.gov.uk.