Last year’s winners speak out on excellence awards

Winners of business awards in Bedfordshire and Luton in 2012 have spoken out to encourage star firms to enter this year.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 8th May 2013, 9:00 am
Community Investment winner Bedfordshire Business Women
Community Investment winner Bedfordshire Business Women

Great reasons to go for glory in the Bedfordshire Business Excellence Awards 2013 include focusing minds on success as well as an £8,200 advertising package prize pot.

Emma Garrett, vice president of community investment award-winning Bedfordshire Business Women, said: “We would urge businesses to take the time to enter in 2013, completing the application is an incredible way to focus your mind on your achievements and the ceremony is fabulous, celebrating the best.”

Luan Hall, owner Fairies n Frogs, Ampthill, and winner in the New Business of the Year 2012, said: “The feeling was overwhelming even though I felt like a bit of sand on a very big beach... Little businesses can win!”

Jason Higgins, MD, Harmony Internet, Biggleswade, winner of Business of the Year with less than 50 employees 2012, said staff are “very proud of our winning achievements.”

All but one of the categories is now sponsored, including by SA Law, from St Albans, which is backing Business of the Year with over 50 employees and a new category, the Creative Innovation Award.

The other sponsors are Barclays (Headline and Worker of the Year), Mayfair (Under 50 Employees), Nisa Local (Customer Service and New Business), KSK (Online Business and Enterprising Business), University of Bedfordshire (Training and Development).