The Midlands Enterprise Awards are returning once more as SME News rewards the hardworking individuals and firms hailing from the Midlands region for their innovations in business practice as well as their outstanding overall performance.
The Midlands Enterprise Awards returns once more, allowing SME News to reward the hardworking individuals and firms hailing from the Midlands region for their innovation and excellence in their business practice as well as their outstanding overall performance.
The Midlands, home to over ten million people and hosts eight hundred thousand businesses, both large and small, is the heart of England. Many of these smaller, yet influential businesses to the region, often go overlooked, despite their achievements, missing out on the recognition they so richly deserve.
Taking part in the programme is the perfect way to show your employees that their efforts are valued by the organisation, whilst also providing the public with evidence of your successes as a business. Notifying stakeholders of your participation in our programme indicates that your business is garnering the attention of third parties, and that word or your expertise, customer service or products offered are creating a buzz within the sector, industry or market.
In a region which has become the most popular location, outside of London, for the emergence of new businesses to start-ups in recent years and attracting regional high record levels of foreign direct investment over the last decade, there is truly much to celebrate across the various trades and industries operating across the East and West Midlands.
From engineering and manufacturing to food & drink and satellite technology, the Midlands Enterprise Awards welcomes nominations from all traders and businesses in the area and will highlight those companies who are found to be driving innovation and competition within their sectors and ensuring that the most deserving businesses get to stand in the spotlight.
Winning a Midlands Enterprise Award provides you with evidence you need to prove, beyond doubt, you stand apart from the competition. Enhancing your victory with visual reminders, allows for the promotion of your brand to extend even further, which in turn can attract talented new employees, looking to work for the best and new clients and customers looking to work with the best.
With award categories for overall business management, growth, products and services offered, and even highlighting specific achievements by individuals, our award programme is the perfect way to commemorate the momentous developments undergone by your business, enterprise or initiative.
Of course, our programme is open to all small businesses operating in the Midlands region, we also encourage those companies and organisations, who facilitate the growth and development of this business community, to join the programme and allow for their efforts in making certain an equitable opportunity exists for these new and innovative endeavours to thrive.
Our awards are based on merit, not the number of votes received. Our process works to ensure that we reward parties based on their excellence in the industry, the quality of their products and their dedication to service.
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Natalie is both creative and highly customer focused. She has a wealth of experience working closely with customers from all walks of life, this along with her degree in Design & Visual Communications means that she is able to offer creative ideas and guidance on how to maximise the benefit of an award nomination as well as an award win.
The SME News team work ardently to identify market leaders, innovators and enterprising start-ups, driving many of the nominations themselves.
We also encourage external nominations via the SME News subscribers, online visitors, social media followers, clients and wider circulation.
Nominating parties are invited to put forward either third-party businesses whom they hold in high regard, or their own organisation.
All nominees are formally requested to accept their nomination. Should any firm or individual rather decline at this point, they are simply taken out of the running.
Those formally accepting are given the opportunity to submit additional materials in support of their nomination. Although there is no obligation to complete and supply material, we have found that many nominees value this stage, in the process, as much as our research team do.
Our dedicated research team will assess all information presented to them.
The team gather information independently from a variety of publicly accessible sources, which are assessed alongside any material supplied by a nominating party or the nominee themselves.
The research team casts their final judgment, based on various criteria including: client dedication, innovation, business growth, longevity, online reputation, customer feedback and business performance.
Once winners are determined, they are personally notified before any public announcement is made, allowing time for any communications throughout the wider business and the coordination of marketing strategies.
Unfortunately, not everyone can be a winner; however, all who take part are encouraged to come back next year.
Once the press embargo is lifted, details of our SME award winners will be made public via the website, award winners’ magazine and subscriber newsletter.
We are prepared to offer a range of promotional packages and items to SME award winners, which vary from inclusion in the free-of-charge winners’ directory, to trophies, content in our magazine and on our website.
We encourage all winners to publicly announce their win independently. Announcements via company websites, social media, via publicly released press releases, and through local and national press are all great ways of maximising the exposure which can be gained from such an amazing achievement. If you have need of further advice, on how to gain maximum exposure from your win, please feel free to get in touch. We are happy to assist our clients with their needs.
Our featured winners are included in our celebratory awards magazine, published online and circulated to the circulation of SME News. All winners are included in our winners directory. Once a year's winners have been announced the full list of winners for that year will be available to view by clicking on the equivalent button displayed below.
Dynamic HR Services is delighted to have been awarded 'Best HR Management Consultancy' in partnership with SME News. Proud to be recognised for striving to do things differently, and innovating in an industry which can sometimes appear staid.The SME news team have been fantastic. Thanks to everyone involved.
Natalie Lewis - Director, Dynamic HR Services
SME News were so very professional to communicate with, we received guidance and assistance exactly as required and we have no hesitation to recommend SME News to any future customer.Here at I Giardini di Sorrento Italian Restaurant, Cardiff, had an immediate increase in public awareness from both SME and our own media posts. We have grown in strength over past 3 years, as a direct result, and thank them for their contribution and wish them every success going forward.
The SME team are very friendly and helpful. SME News has helped to promote my business in a unique and very positive way. An award from SME means a lot to me as It is clear that they are team that are seeking out the best of British businesses and help them to succeed and grow.
Martin Rapley - The Bug Man
SME News has been highly professional throughout, taking the time to understand our company and what makes us stand out from the crowd. A publication that is a true insight in the SME market, the faces behind the businesses and the challenges they face building a company every day. A recommended read and something I encourage with my team.
Inspired B2B Marketing
The team at SME News is excellent and the whole process is easy and stress-free. They are very responsive and supportive making the entire journey an exciting one. We look forward to working with them next year and for many years ahead. I would highly recommend any company or individual to work with the team.
Shabbar DHalla - Managing Care Limited
SME News has been very professional from the start to end, we are delighted to have been recognised for our accomplishments and success to date. Communication has been excellent and questions answered immediately. Without doubt our business has been promoted professionally and has assisted in our local profile/ brand being elevated and has generated new enquiries locally.
Jean Orsbourn - Happy Kids Childminding Service
All emails were responded to promptly by the SME News team, I never had to chase anything up and the staff was always polite and courteous.The award has created not only the perfect PR opportunity but we have gained extra business because of the award. Its created a buzz locally and people are talking about our recent award. We've circulated a press release to all local press, lifestyle magazines, social media & website. This is the perfect opportunity, to create lots of noise about your business.
Julia Carr - Elegance Bridal Studio
Jane Henderson - Director
Jane is one of three directors at AI Global Media, the publishing house behind SME News. Jane is committed to ensuring that each winner of an SME News award not only has a great experience but also gains maximum value for their win.
Jeremy Roe - Head of Research
Jeremy is dedicated to his research team and to the readers, nominees and award winners of SME News. Jeremy's diligent approach is carried across to this team members ensuring quality in the research carried out on behalf of SME News.
Sam Jordan-Turner - SME News Lead Researcher
Sam is fascinated by the business world, with a keen interest in the finer details of how a business may succeed and the path taken in creating truly great things. Sam is committed to uncovering what makes a business tick, ensuring that we gain a good understanding of the businesses nominated for our awards as well as our eventual winners.
Steven Simpson - SME News Awards Team Leader
Steven came to the group in 2015 and has since proven to be a most respected, conscientious and valued team member. Steven oversees a number of SME News' key awards programmes ensuring that all nominees and winners receive a great experience from the team and that our winners are supported in gaining maximum exposure from such an amazing achievement.