Get your ticket to the Enterprising Wiltshire Awards

By Anita Jaynes on October 10, 2015

The fourth annual Enterprising Wiltshire Awards launched in September, giving Wiltshire businesses the opportunity to show just how good they can be.

Sponsored by Wiltshire Council and hosted by Inspire, Wiltshire’s businesses have eight award categories to choose from and enter. There is still plenty of time to enter the awards; entries close on 31/1/2016 and all information can be found on the Inspire website or through a member of the team at Inspire.

The tickets for the prestigious Gala Dinner and Ceremony at the stunning Bowood Hotel are now on sale at an early-bird price and they can be purchased through Inspire. The ceremony will take place on the March 18 2016 and will be a night to remember; full of celebration of Wiltshire’s businesses.

Inspire are hosting the awards for the fourth year, Elaine Harvey, head of marketing said: “The evening is a real celebration and is one not to miss. It’s such a great night out and a real opportunity to network with your peers in a completely different setting – some great business relationships and friendships have been formed in previous years. It’s always a sell-out evening so I would advise people to get their tickets now. Team Inspire look forward to seeing you there.”

One of the key sponsors for the awards is Old Mill accountants. They are sponsoring the ‘Most Innovative Product or Service’ and have said of their sponsorship “The definition of Innovate is described in the Oxford Dictionary as “make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products”.  Whether in sccounting, business advice or financial planning, Old Mill have found great success in being the innovator to our clients’ aspirations and we are delighted to recognise and reward this skill within the local business community.”

Old Mill will be joined by other awards sponsors including; Milsted Langdon for the ‘Young Entrepreneur Award’, The Enterprise Network for the ‘Small Business’ award, Coombe Castle International for the ‘Exporting’ Award and Wiltshire College are sponsoring the ‘Apprentice Employer’ award. Monahans are sponsoring the Manufacturing award and Simon Cooper, partner, said: “We are really pleased to be supporting and sponsoring the Enterprising Wiltshire Awards ceremony on March 18. This is the third year that Monahans has chosen to support the awards and this year we are sponsoring the manufacturing award to reflect the important role that manufacturing plays in the economy.  Manufacturing businesses are diverse in their nature, often form the backbone of local economies and bring opportunities for employment and innovation. We believe that these businesses should be recognised and supporting this event gives us the opportunity to do so.”

Winners of the eight categories will each receive a cash prize of £1,500 provided by Wiltshire Council. The Business of the Year will receive an additional £500, bringing its total prize to £2,000, but most importantly a comprehensive package of business support, advice and networking opportunities provided by Inspire.

Businesses have until 31 January 2016 to enter the awards. Entry is by completing a straight-forward online form available at www.inspirebiz.co.uk. For more information call 01225 355553.

Early-Bird tickets are on sale until the end of December or until the limited number of tickets sell out. These can be purchased at www.inspirebiz.co.uk.

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