Businesses encouraged to enter 2012 Enterprise Awards

Local businesses are being encouraged to enter the Grampian Awards for Business Enterprise 2012.

Entries for the 2012 Grampian Awards for Business Enterprise are now open. This is the awards 13th year and is now established as one of the leading business accolades in the North East.

The awards celebrate ‘seedling’ business, businesses which can demonstrate significant growth and entrepreneurs who help other businesses and organisations to bloom.

Gary McEwan from event organisers Enterprise North East Trust and Mike Fergusson from headline sponsors RBS launched the awards at Main of Drum garden centre, which was the recipient of the business success (under three years) award in 2011.

Businesses can enter one or more of the following eight categories: Promising New Business (businesses under 12 months old), Business Success (businesses that have been trading for over 3 years), Business Success (businesses that have been trading for under 3 years), The Wood Group Award for Innovation, The Alick Buchanan Smith Spirit of Enterprise, Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year, Employer of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year.

The applications are open to enterprises of all sizes in Aberdeen City and Shire. Registration for nomination can be made at www.grampianawards.com by 25th April 2012. All final applications must be submitted by 4th May 2012.