"This is going to be a massive opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the skills and talents that we have in the city region and surrounding areas"
The Awards will celebrate the entrepreneurial success of start-up businesses in the city of Liverpool, recognising the skills and talents of the future generation of business leaders within the city region. The ceremony will provide a night of glitz and glamour, and the awards themselves will honour those who have made the strongest achievements over the last twelve months.
The categories for nominations are as follows:
Entrepreneur Of The Year Award
This will be awarded to the person who has foreseen opportunities and taken calculated risks. They will be innovative, creative and self-motivated.
International Student In Business Award
Those who are flexible, have the ability to manage and adapt to change, have a positive approach and have the ability to take ownership can win this award.
Best New Business Award
Anyone who set up after January 1 2014 is eligible. To win, you must have gotten yourself noticed and set the standard as to why your business could be the best in your field.
Supporting New Businesses To Succeed Award
This will be given to an organisation that can demonstrate how their products and services assist businesses to succeed by offering achievable and realistic solutions, together with an understanding of what businesses need to succeed.
Best Business Development Programme Award
To win this award, you must support interventions to develop businesses; and not just the business, but also the business owners by offering personal and professional development which has made a real difference.
Best Social Enterprise Business Award
To be eligible, your business must be a charity, CIC, Social Enterprise or a local authority who has made its mark and exceeded expectations over the last 12 months (from June 2015).
Best Contribution To Supporting New Businesses Award
Banks, Financial Service Institutions, marketing companies, accountants, legal authorities and educational businesses and organisations, all of which recognise the needs of business to help them succeed, are eligible to win this prize.
Best Business Mentor Award
This will be awarded to an individual who goes that extra mile, and is dedicated and passionate about helping and supporting others.
To be eligible, you must have developed something new and different, a service or product that stands out and makes an impact.
Apprentice Of The Year Award
To win this award, you must be an apprentice who has achieved beyond expectations, and has taken ownership for personal development and has been recognised for the contribution made to your organisation.
Lifetime Achievement Award
This will see an individual recognised for making a significant contribution to the city or a sector within the city over the course of their career.
You may nominate for different categories for the same individual or business.
Entry is completely free. To enter yourself, another businessman or woman or an organisation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must specify the category and the name, email address and contact telephone number for the nominee, and include 'SOTB Awards Nomination' in the subject field. Please also send your details and let us know if you would like your identity to be disclosed to the nominee.
All entries are treated in the strictest confidence and the information provided will only be used for the purpose in which it is intended. Once received, the nominee will be contacted to be advised of their nomination.
The SOTB Charity Awards ceremony will take place at Crowne Plaza Liverpool, Princes Dock on Thursday October 6, and begins at 18.30.
You can now purchase tickets for this event for £75.00 per head. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or a title sponsor, you can purchase tables for £1,000.00 and £3,000.00 respectively.
To purchase tickets or for further information, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/switch-on-to-business-charity-awards-2016-tickets-26697976366.
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