Seeking the Best of British Business

Date published: 12 July 2018

Enterprising firms throughout the north of England are being urged to enter the new Best of Britain Business Awards 2018. 

Details of the competition have just been unveiled by organisers Love Energy Savings, a leading price comparison specialist. 

They’re looking to reward forward-thinking businesses who’ve outshone rivals or made their local community proud. 

And there’s a £500-pound prize up for grabs for each winner - who’ll be crowned champions of five different regions, with the ‘Northern England' sector sponsored by energy giants Scottish Power. 

Phil Foster, Managing Director of Love Energy Savings, confirmed applications are now open. 

He said: “There are some outstanding businesses in the UK doing wonderful things, whether that’s industry-leading innovation, charitable services for the local community, or introducing environmentally green schemes. 

“Some firms might be shy about showcasing the incredible work they’re doing. 

“But with Best of Britain 2018 we want to really shout about those achievements. 

“Most of all, we’re looking to reward passionate groups or individuals who’ve really made a difference.”

The awards - now into their fourth year - will be split into five regions; Wales, Scotland, North of England, South of England and Midlands. 

All five winners will be invited to a celebratory round table event at the Love Energy Savings HQ, in Bolton, on September 20, where they’ll be able to swap advice and talk about future ventures.

And that event will also be heavily publicised by the team, giving the winning businesses some valuable press coverage.

Mr Foster added: “Last year’s winning businesses were really diverse - from an innovative chocolatier to a firm who’d set up a nanny sharing scheme in London. 

“And other winners from previous years cover everything from a hair and beauty salon to a funeral directors. 

“The message is simple - it doesn’t matter what it is that you do, if you’re driven to implement real change in your industry, then we want to hear from you.”

The application process runs to July 30, after which entries will then be shortlisted. 

Finalists will be announced on August 13 before the winners are unveiled on August 28. 

Love Energy Savings hope the application itself will prove extremely simple compared with other business awards, with those looking to enter asked four straightforward questions, including, ‘What makes you proud of your business?’ and ‘What three words would your customers or clients use to describe their experience with your business?’

Love Energy Savings themselves specialise in securing cheaper energy tariffs for business customers.

They’re enjoying a period of unprecedented growth, with projected turnover set to increase to an estimated £20m, up on last year’s £16m. 

For more information on how to enter, go to:

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