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Agency support for 2014 Northumberland Business Awards

Northumberland Business Awards 2013 at Linden Hall. Steven Caseley from Solar Capture Technologies  accepts the Micro Small Business (south east) award from Phil Johnson on behalf of Bernicia .

Northumberland Business Awards 2013 at Linden Hall. Steven Caseley from Solar Capture Technologies accepts the Micro Small Business (south east) award from Phil Johnson on behalf of Bernicia .

NBSL has once again agreed to support the annual Northumberland Business Awards.

The agency will this year be sponsoring the Small Business Award category.

They described it is a fantastic way to highlight up and coming businesses in every corner of the county.

NBSL, Northumberland’s local enterprise agency, works with businesses of all sizes across the north east and is well placed to understand that the hotbed of enterprising talent in Northumberland is reflected by the wide range of exciting and successful small businesses it deals with.

In Northumberland, NBSL enables business support to eligible organisations through their North East Business Support Fund, where up to 40 per cent grants are available for business improvement projects.

More information on this can be found online at www.nbsl.org.uk or by emailing fundingsupport@nbsl.org.uk

Those businesses in the more rural locations of Northumberland have particular challenges.

NBSL also delivers business support to these organisations though the Rural Growth Network programme, which particularly focuses on micro and small businesses that make up 90 per cent of the rural business population.

Again, more information is available at www.nbsl.org.uk or this time by emailing rgn.funding@nbsl.org.uk

Looking ahead to this year’s awards, Andy Dean, Rural Growth Network business support project manager, said: “We know we’ll be spoilt for choice in looking for the best business in Northumberland with less than ten employees.

“We want to encourage as many small businesses as possible to enter these awards in order to be able to publicly demonstrate the vast range of exciting business activity going on, even if this does make the judging process very, very difficult.”

If you are a business that employs ten people or less and can demonstrate how you and your workforce’s dedication, commitment, and imagination has lead to proven success for your business, then we want to hear from you..

You can enter the annual awards through the nomination link www.nepress.co.uk/ngaz/Business-Awards-2014/

The Northumberland Business Awards are organised by Northeast Press, publisher of the News Post Leader, Morpeth Herald and Northumberland Gazette, and Tweeddale Press, publisher of the Berwick Advertiser, in association with Arch, the Northumberland Development Company.

The categories for the 2014 event are Small Business of the Year (under ten employees); Business of the Year (11 plus employees); Employer of the Year; Apprentice / Trainee of the Year; Innovation Award; New Business (under two years); Best Green Business Award; Exporter of the Year; Leisure Award; Creative Industries Award; Lifetime Achievement Award.

The celebration awards night will be held at Linden Hall on Thursday, November 20.

Closing date for entries is Friday, October 31

 

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