The Oxfordshire Business Awards 2014 are now open for nominations
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Now in its 20th year, these Awards have been recognising, rewarding and promoting the excellence of Oxfordshire-based companies. Organised and supported by 15 of the county’s leading organisations, the Awards are firmly established as a benchmark for excellence in today’s competitive business environment.
Chairman of the Awards, Paul Lowe, launched the 2014 Awards with a warm welcome to all returning sponsors as well as its two new sponsors, Ridgeway and Oxfordshire Apprenticeships. There are also two new award categories - The Digital Innovation Award and The Oxfordshire Apprenticeship of the Year Award.
The 2014 launch event was held in the beautiful surrounds of Blenheim Palace and was attended by over 100 business people.
With the Awards celebrating its 20th year, it was also pleased to welcome back some of the past winners from the last 19 years with representation from Ortho Europe (W. 2002) and Countax (W. 2004) along with previous Chairman of the Awards, Stephen Dexter.
Paul Lowe, the Awards Chairman, said: “I am delighted to welcome two new sponsors to the 2014 line up of Sponsors. Both new Sponsors bring new award categories in two very important areas for Oxfordshire businesses. It is some testament to the strength of the Awards that we are launching our 20th year and the Awards continue to go from strength to strength with entries up year on year. When you reflect on the winners over the last 20 years you really do so see some of the great and good of Oxfordshire businesses today and many would admit to the Awards being an important part of their growth and strategy. I would encourage all Oxfordshire businesses to have a look at the award categories and enter. It is free to enter and the initial stage will take little more than 5 minutes”
The Award categories for 2014 Awards are:
The Oxfordshire County Council Energy & Environment Award
- 1 20 of the best places to eat out in St Ives
- 2 A fond farewell to Torbay from the captain of cruise ship Eurodam
- 3 10 Derbyshire walks close to AA recommended pubs
- 4 Fossil hunting in Essex: Where to find shark teeth
- 5 20 of the best restaurants in Hertfordshire
- 6 10 Cheshire walks close to AA recommended pubs
- 7 10 great hill walks in Cheshire
- 8 35 great Surrey pubs with beer gardens and terraces
- 9 12 outdoor dining experiences in Surrey
- 10 13 beautiful riverside pubs to visit in the Cotswolds
The Oxford Brookes University Innovation Award
The Oxford Times Charity and Community Award
The Ridgeway Digital Innovation Award
The Four Pillars Cultural Events and Tourism Award
The Heart Marketing Excellence Award
The Hays Customer Care Award
The Carter Jonas Export Award
The LEP New Business Award
The Milton Park Small Business Award
The NatWest Large Business Award
The Blue Law by Darbys Employer of the Year Award
The Oxfordshire Apprenticeship of the Year Award
The Shaw Gibbs Young Business Person of the Year Award
The Shaw Gibbs Business Person of the Year Award
The Owen Mumford Business of the Year Award
Entry for the 2014 Oxfordshire Business Awards can be done online at www.oxfordshirebusinessawards.co.uk.
All entries must be received by no later than Friday February 28, 2014.
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For more information, visit the Oxfordshire Business Awards FAQs: www.oxfordshirebusinessawards.co.uk/default.aspx?Menu1ID=8