Big names line up for chance of glory at our Star awards
TWO big Luton names have thrown their hats into the ring for a chance of glory at this year’s Bedfordshire and Luton Business Excellence Awards.
Bury Park businessman Mohammed Nadeem and pump maker Hayward Tyler are among the first to enter this year’s Rising Stars.
Millionaire Nadeem is the owner of Nadeem Plaza in Dunstable Road and last year he won the Entrepreneur of the Year accolade, sponsored by Nisa Local.
This year Nadeem, who is a driving force behind the new Luton Bury-park Business Community lobby group, is going for the title of Enterprising Organisation of the Year and the Community Investment Award, sponsored by Nisa Local.
Hayward Tyler, in Kimpton Road, is an industrial pump maker with markets in China and the USA.
The company is going for the titles Business of the Year over 50 employees, sponsored by SA Law, and the Training and Development Award, sponsored by the University of Bedfordshire.
The annual Bedfordshire & Luton Rising Stars Business Excellence Awards have been organised for the last 19 years by Premier Newspapers. This year they are being held in association with Barclays.
There are 10 award categories to go for and entries will be accepted until the closing date of October 5.
After the judges have done their stuff there will be an awards presentation evening on Thursday, November 8. It will be held at the Bedford Corn Exchange with a celebrity host ‘Show Me the Funny’ winner Patrick Monahan.
The event will also raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
The awards to go for are:
> New Business of the Year. Open to companies trading for less than two years (established October 2010).
> Training and Development Award, sponsored by University of Bedfordshire.
> Environmental Award open to all businesses and organisations, which have shown outstanding concern for the environment and can demonstrate a business commitment to environmental and social responsibility.
> Community Investment Award, sponsored by Nisa Local. The winner will be a proud Bedfordhsire based company planning continued growth within the community.
> Unsung Employee of the year. The winner will stand out in their performance, demonstrate drive and initiative and make a positive contribution to the success of the organisation they represent.
> Apprentice Business of the Year.
> Enterprising Organisation of the Year.
> Customer Service Award, sponsored by KSK.
> Business of the Year under 50 employees, sponsored by Mayfair.
> Business of the Year over 50 employees, sponsored by SA Law.
To sponsor a category contact the Premier Events Team on 01536 356902/506134 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For details of all the awards categories, guidelines and how to enter, visit the website www.premevents.co.uk and look for Rising Stard business awards.
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