Nomination deadline extended for brand-new Hull business awards

29th Apr

Nominations to enter the Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards now close this Friday, May 3, at 5pm, giving employers more time to submit recommendations for members of their team.
The first of its kind in the region, the contest is free to enter and gives businesses the chance to not only nominate themselves, but also hard-working team members who go above and beyond in their role.
With 11 categories to choose from, there are a wide variety of awards for the taking, from Rising Star and Entrepreneur of the Year, to the Lifetime Achievement Award and Inspiring Contribution.
Entries will then be shortlisted by a panel of high-profile local business people selected for their wealth of experience and business acumen.
With Wilberforce College as the main event sponsor, the Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards take place on Friday, July 12, at the DoubleTree Hilton in Hull.
Additional headline sponsors include St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, Hull City Council, NEC Services, Cobus Communications and Sewell Group.
Compered by The Apprentice 2008 winner Lee McQueen, guests can enjoy a three-course meal and a silent auction, as well as an inspiring speech from key note speakers and brothers Rob and Paul Forken. Self-made entrepreneurs, the brothers created their own charity and lifestyle brand after being left orphaned in the 2004 boxing day tsunami. Entertainment will also be provided by the UK’s most popular party band the Tzars.
Jo Fleming, founder of the Hull and East Riding People in Business Awards, said: “The Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards is looking for individuals that have demonstrated an exceptional contribution to their workplace, excellent performance against targets and a general can-do attitude to any problem presented to them.
“They are designed to recognise and reward hard work, dedication and talent of local people in all areas of employment, and we’re looking forward to give team members the acknowledgement they deserve.”
Tickets for the Hull and East Yorkshire People in Business Awards cost £70 each, or £650 for a table of 10.
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