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Nominations open for this year’s prestigious Havering Business Awards

PUBLISHED: 17:00 25 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:34 26 September 2017

Managers of the Purple Valentine nail salon celebrating their Small Business of the Year award win at last year's Havering Business Awards. Photo: Havering Council/Pandora Images

Managers of the Purple Valentine nail salon celebrating their Small Business of the Year award win at last year's Havering Business Awards. Photo: Havering Council/Pandora Images

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Do you think you have what it takes to win one of Havering’s prestigious business awards? If you do, nominations are now open for this year’s competition.

Guests enjoying the Havering Business Awards. Photo: Pandora ImagesGuests enjoying the Havering Business Awards. Photo: Pandora Images

Sponsored by the Recorder alongside a number of other high profile businesses and organisations, the Havering Business Awards offer businesses across the borough with a chance to both celebrate their success and increase their presence in the public eye.

The awards will take place at the prestigious CEME Conference Centre in Rainham on February 8 next year.

This year’s categories include: Apprentice of the year, best customer service, new business of the year, growing business of the year, small to medium business of the year, large business of the year, business person of the year and Havering business of the year.

All award winners will receive a glass plaque celebrating their success and a PR package including – media coverage, social media, e-newsletter promotion to over 140,000 subscribers, and featured content on Havering Council’s website.

Crafty Arts won business of the year at the Havering Business Awards 2016. Photo: Pandora Images.Crafty Arts won business of the year at the Havering Business Awards 2016. Photo: Pandora Images.

Councillor Roger Ramsey, leader of the council, said: “The Business Awards is a great opportunity for local businesses to showcase their success to the community and their competitors.

“Havering has a number of successful businesses which explains why we are nationally recognised as the start-up capital of Britain.

“I encourage all local companies to enter the awards, the online process is simple and can be done in minutes. I wish you all the best.”

Last year’s winners of the Small Business of the Year Award were Purple Valentine Aesthetics, a nail salon in Stewards Walk in The Liberty shopping centre in Romford.

Havering Business Awards. Photo: Pandora ImagesHavering Business Awards. Photo: Pandora Images

The salon had struggled with exposure before entering last year’s awards, but haven’t looked back since their win.

A member of staff said: “Since winning small business of the year we have received the exposure we needed in the local area which has increased staff morale and we have now had a very high influx of customers.

“We are now in the process of expanding into our own premises, moving into the quadrant arcade where we will be able to truly showcase our services in the right environment.”

This year’s awards are easier than ever to enter – all seven awards can be entered at www.haveringbusinessawards.co.uk.

Managers of the Purple Valentine nail salon celebrating their Small Business of the Year award win at last year's Havering Business Awards. Photo: Havering Council/Dinky Digital PhotographyManagers of the Purple Valentine nail salon celebrating their Small Business of the Year award win at last year's Havering Business Awards. Photo: Havering Council/Dinky Digital Photography

Entries close on Monday November 13. To keep up-to-date on the HBA2017/18 follow @havbusawards on Twitter or search #HBA17 across all social media platforms.


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