Sponsors proud to back first ever Business of the Year Awards

The sponsors of the first ever South West Business of The Year Awards has spoken of their pride at backing our drive to celebrate the best companies and leaders in the region.

Entries are now open for the awards which are being backed by law firm Michelmores and Partners &.

Both businesses say they are delighted to be backing our awards which will be announced this November at a gala event in Bristol.

Adam Kean, corporate partner at Michelmores, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Businessdesk.com Business of the Year Awards.

“The South and West of England is home to world-class entrepreneurs, businesses and organisations, and we are very much look forward to celebrating the best that the region has to offer.”

And lee Davey, managing partner at Partners &, added: “We are proud to be sponsoring The Businessdesk.com South West awards.

“Wea re looking forward to meeting with the businesses and speaking with the people who are driving growth and making an impact across our wonderful region.”

Businesses and individuals can enter in 13 different categories and the closing date for all entries is Friday, May 10th.

The awards will celebrate and honour the very best of businesses of all sizes and sectors across the South West.

Michael Ribbeck, South West editor of TheBusinessDesk.com said: “We launched in the region just over a year ago with the aim of being the market leader in business news, events and awards and we are well on the way to achieving that ambition.

“Our daily newsletter is read by thousands of professionals, business leaders and decision makers and our audience is growing every day.

“We also want to celebrate the achievements of our business community and the best way we can do that is by staging these awards.”

The winners will be chosen following a comprehensive and thorough judging process.

We will also be announcing a South West Ambassador of the Year on the evening of the awards.

For more information and to enter the awards click here.

The categories are as follows:


1 Start-up
2 Sustainability
3 International Trade
4 Investment
5 Community Impact
6 Innovation
7 Family Business
8 Small Business (up to 50 employees)
9 Medium Business (51-250 employees)
10 Large Business (251+ employees)
11 Fast Growth Business
12 CEO of the Year
13 Employer of the Year



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