Is your business full of eastern promise?

BUSINESSES in the east of England, which includes Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, have been invited to the launch of the regional British Business Champions Awards 2011 on Monday, February 28.

Wednesday, 23rd February 2011, 10:33 am

The launch will take place at Harpenden House Hotel, Harpenden, and will include a speed networking meeting hosted by The Business Club.

The meeting is open to anyone interested in entering the awards and will give business owners the chance to find out how and why they should enter, as well as providing them with an opportunity for networking.

Headline sponsors for the awards is the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the FSB’s own Herts champion, Hannah Couzens of Hannah Couzens photography will be sharing the many benefits she has reaped since winning last year.

The brand new awards are open to small, medium and corporate businesses. There are a total of 15 categories including service excellence, business innovation and employee of the year.

Initially run as regional awards, the winners of the 11 regions will go head to head to compete for the prestigious national titles at a glittering ceremony in November.

Organiser Damian Cummins, who will be at the Harpenden meeting, said: “These awards recognise the success, innovation and talent of British companies. Winning awards can be excellent for business with research showing that 82 per cent of decision makers are positively influenced by the term “award-winning”. It is also great PR and does wonders for staff morale.”

The launch meeting starts at 5.30pm and entry is free. To attend simply register via