Albert Goodman Sponsors Somerset Business Awards 2016
Back for its 12th year, the prestigious Somerset Business Awards 2016 officially launched, with an audience of 50 influential business people, at the Mount Somerset Hotel, Taunton.
On Thursday 9th June 2016, the Somerset Business Award 2016 sponsors joined together with local businesses thinking of entering, for the official launch of the Awards. Inspired businesses had the opportunity to speak to the judges about the individual award criteria, their experience of the Awards, and receive insider tips and advice for entering.
The Awards culminate with a spectacular black-tie ceremony, taking place on Friday 21st October 2016, at Wellsprings Leisure Centre in Taunton – which has the capacity for more than 400 VIP guests to celebrate outstanding business in Somerset.
Richard Bugler, Managing Partner at Albert Goodman, commenting on the firm’s return as main sponsor for the sixth year said, “As a firm deeply rooted in Somerset, celebrating our 150th anniversary this year, we have lived and breathed local business, and we are very proud to support the Awards. It is a great opportunity for businesses of all sizes and industries to boost staff morale and pride, celebrate and receive the true recognition for the fantastic work they do. It’s an exciting year for business and we look forward to the whole process.” Abby Whittaker, Director of Sarah Hodge Hairdressers, also joined the stage to share the many benefits they experienced as winners of the Albert Goodman Family Business of the Year Award in 2015.
Dale.Edwards, CEO of the Somerset Chamber of Commerce – organisers of the Awards – officially opened the Awards, saying, “Each year we see an increase in the number of entries and the quality of entries received, and I have every confidence Somerset businesses will exceed our expectations once again. The integrity of the judging process is second to none, the judges are experts in their own fields so we can be certain the most deserving winners will be celebrated. The Somerset Business Awards continues to be the most prestigious date in the business calendar for the county and I look forward to seeing what Somerset businesses have in store for us this year.
This year the Awards welcomes new sponsors: Wessex Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association who have sponsored the Skills for Growth Awards and Clarks who have sponsored the Young Business Employee of the Year Award. Somerset businesses have a choice of 14 award categories to enter, with the winners of the Somerset Business Awards 2016 enjoying great recognition for their work and experiencing a welcome boost in business.
The Awards are free to enter and businesses must nominate themselves. To enter the Somerset Business Awards 2016 and for further information, please visit; www.somersetbusinessawards.org.uk. The Awards will officially close for entries on Monday 22nd August 2016 at midday.