Chance to win £25,000

Companies in Cambridgeshire are being urged to show that ‘Business is Good for Britain’ by taking part in one of the nation’s leading awards.

There are just two weeks left to enter The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Chamber Awards 2012, which give firms the chance to showcase their talents and achievements and be in with a chance of winning a £25,000 cash prize.

Open to all businesses, the competition is designed to recognise and promote the best businesses in Britain through a series of regional heats followed by the national final, which will be held in London on November 29.

There are nine categories to choose from, covering international business, people development, excellence in innovation, marketing, new business, customer service, sustainability, entrepreneur of the year and business of the year.

President Martyn Pellew said: “This year we want everyone to understand the contribution business makes to the economy and to society as a whole. Cambridgeshire businesses will be at the forefront of the recovery, providing jobs, and creating wealth.

“Every day we hear amazing stories from companies that are innovative, successful in international markets, and create new products.  It is stories like these that we are looking to find and recognise through the Chamber Awards.

“Last year, over 600 firms took part and 2012 promises to be even bigger as we look to demonstrate that ‘Business is Good for Britain!’”

Cambridgeshire businesses can enter the following categories this year:

•        Achievement in International Business

•        Award for Commitment to People Development

•        Award for Excellence in Innovation

•        Award for Excellence in Customer Service

•        Business of the Year Award

•        Entrepreneur of the Year Award

•        Marketing Campaign of the Year

•        Most Promising New Business Award

•        The Sustainability Award

Closing date for entries is June 29, with companies assessed at a regional level first, with the winners going through to compete in the national final.

To enter online go to or for further information you can contact the Chamber Awards Team on 02476 472593, email or follow @chamberawards

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