Chance to win £8,200 in local advertising for Bedfordshire business excellence

Two Leighton Buzzard companies are among the first to enter prestigious business excellence awards.
Rising Stars Business Awards 2012 held at the Corn Exchange Bedford.Rising Stars Business Awards 2012 held at the Corn Exchange Bedford.
Rising Stars Business Awards 2012 held at the Corn Exchange Bedford.

Cakes By Shelly is run by Shelly Shulman in North Street, Leighton Buzzard, and is a bespoke wedding and celebration cake supplier.

Mrs Shulman is a serial award-winner and is sure to give other entrants in the Business of the Year (under 50 employees) category a good run for their entries!

The category is sponsored by Mayfair Financial and Mortgage Consultants Limited, based in Bedford.

Another Leighton Buzzard company, called HASCAT Safety, run by Bob Chandler in Highfield Road, has been entered in the Community Investment Category.

That category is sponsored by Crescent Hall, in Luton.

The Bedfordshire and Luton Business Excellence Awards have been organised by Premier Newspapers for the last 20 years in association with Barclays.

There are 10 categories to enter plus the Barclays Choice Award, a best of the best on the night and a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Some £8,200 in advertising is being given to this year’s winners, broken down as follows:

The Barclays’ Choice Award winner will receive £2,000-plus VAT worth of advertising to use in any Bedford or Luton titles. The Business of the Year with less than 50 employees will receive £1,500+VAT. The Business with more than 50 employees will receive £1,500+VAT.

And each of the eight category winners will receive a full colour quarter page worth on average £400+VAT.

To enter visit www2.bedfordtoday.co.uk/businessawards2013

The closing date for entries is September 6 and the awards night is November 7.