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Entries invited for 2016 Salford Business Awards

Thursday 14 January 2016

The 2016 Salford Business Awards will open for entries on Thursday 14th January, this will be our 9th year and we have taken the opportunity to completely refresh the Salford Business Awards brand. 

Visit the completely redesigned 2016 Salford Business Awards website here: The new identity is clear, crisp and flexible and we hope will lift the profile of the Awards even further.

City Mayor Ian Stewart said: “These awards are open to businesses of all sizes and companies in every industry. People can enter one or more of the seven categories, which include innovation, entrepreneurship and work in the community.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase the amazing range and diversity of industry in Salford and be recognised as the best in your field.”

A workshop giving top tips on how to complete your entry and to find out what are the judges really looking for will be held on 11th February at Salford City College to register please visit

The closing date for entries to the Awards, which are sponsored by TalkTalk Technology and organised by Salford City Council, the University of Salford and The Business Group Salford is Monday 29th February. Following judging and shortlisting in April, winners and runners-up will be announced at a ceremony held at The AJ Bell Stadium on 26th May 2016.

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

*                Online Business Award

*                Innovation Award

*                Excellence Award

*                Community Award

*                Entrepreneur Award

*                Best Employer Award

*                Rising Star Award

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

Helen Marshall, Vice Chancellor of the University of Salford, said: “Salford Business Awards are a great celebration of the talent, determination and drive that we have in the city and The University of Salford is proud to be associated with it. Good luck to everyone who enters.”

Paul Wainwright, chair, The Business Group Salford, said: “We are proud to work with the University of Salford and Salford City Council on the annual Salford Business Awards and look forward to celebrating with many of Salford’s businesses at the award ceremony in May.”

Find out more

Sam Wood

0161 295 5361 or 07886 473 422