Welcome to the Annual Northamptonshire Business Excellence Awards 2012, organised in partnership by Northamptonshire Newspapers Limited, in association with the Northamptonshire Chamber and in partnership with Carlsberg UK
Firmly established as a highlight of the Northamptonshire business calendar, the Awards, now in their 22nd year will once again celebrate successful Northamptonshire companies and individuals, and offer an excellent opportunity for all business sectors to meet, be inspired and showcase their achievements to their peers.
This year sees 12 category awards on offer, each celebrating and recognising business success across Northamptonshire. All short listed companies will attend the Gala Dinner and Awards presentation with a celebrity host on Thursday 15th November at the Daventry Court Hotel, where the winners will be revealed and each receive a crystal trophy of the finest quality and certificate.
Without sponsors, this very special event would not be possible. So we would like to thank the companies that have come on board already, in support of this prestigious and highly profiled business event. Click on the logos below to visit their websites.
We are delighted to be holding this year’s Business Excellence Awards presentation evening at the delightful 4star plus Daventry Court Hotel.
This venue offers comfort and luxury in elegant surroundings with 156 rooms. Swimming pool and spa area plus an on-site beauty and hair salon.
As an event sponsor, finalist or guest, the hotel is offering exclusively to you:
Funny and adorable Irish/Iranian/Teessider comedian Patrick Monahan knows how to work a room and engage an audience with a strongly skilled blend of ad lib banter and stand up.
Patrick has worked his way up the comedy circuit ladder and is now a regular MC and headlining act at the top London and UK comedy clubs. He has performed at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival for a number of years at the Gilded Balloon. Patrick has spent the last 2 years developing his theatre touring shows and in the past year he has toured the UK as well as performed a run at the Adelaide Comedy Festival (2011) with his family show and also an evening stand up show.
Due to his extremely clean and highly accessible material Patrick has developed a solid footing on the Corporate Circuit as an After Dinner speaker as well as a Awards Host. Patrick’s TV appearances over the years have included The Comedy Store (Paramount Comedy Channel), That’s So Last Week (Zig/Zag/Five), Mervyn Bragg’s Travels In Written Britain (ITV), Comedy Decades, (BBC), Comedy map Of Britain (BBC), Playing Away (Tyne Tees/ITV Presenter of Travel Series), Most Annoying...(various), (BBC), Sorcerer’s Apprentice (CBBC), Mega Melai (BBC2).
Patrick has a wealth of TV studio warm up experience which covers both live and pre-recorded productions. As resident studio warm up Artiste for a number of seasons on ‘The Paul O’Grady Show’ (C4) Patrick also appeared on numerous occasions in front of the camera hosting mock quizes, modelling false bums and finally as a guest on the sofa!
The evening includes:
Select an awards category from the dropdown menu below, to view the criteria that the judges will be looking for, and also download the entry form and criteria sheet for all categories
Download the Categories and Critera Pack which you can use as a guide for your entry.
For further tips and hints on preparation and application read our online 'Power Tips' pack.
The closing date for all entries is Friday 12th Oct 2012.
If you have any questions please call contact the Event Team on 01536 506123
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlsberg UK is one of the larget brewers in the UK based in the award winning Northampton brewery and employs over 1,700 people nationwide.
Carlsberg UK now have arguably the most exciting portfolio of brands in the UK with 3 of the top 5 fastest growing lager brands**.
Our industry leading support package which is available on www.carlsbergwedelivermore.co.uk has seen over £500,000 invested.
The number and size of customers choosing to stock our brands inrecent years has been phenomenal. Our business partners now include Greene King, Marstons, JD Wetherspoons, Barracuda and NUS to name a few.
We are backed by more than 150 years of Danish heritage and the UK has a long standing thrist for brewing, having seen Carlsberg originally imported to the UK in the 1860's.
As a global brewer we have an array of out own brands which includes 3 of the top 7 lagers in Europe* and this is growing annually as we introduce new brands from countires and breweries around the world.
We are the only brewer outperforming the market in Managed, Leased, Tenanted and Free Trade, having invested significantly in the On-Trade over recent years.**
*source - Canadean Beer Report, Published 2010 **Source - CGA Brand Index P11 2010
For further information please visit http://www.carlsbergwedelivermore.co.uk
Contains general information about the awards, how to enter and all the categories.
Contains information about the Awards Ceremony, guest host and charity, as well as details of our sponsorship package, benefits and booking form.
Contains Includes tips and hints on preparation and application, what makes a winning entry, what happens if you win and post awards promotion.
Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) was established in 2003 and exists to provide a HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) to the counties of Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and the Milton Keynes area. Our service does not simply transport patients to the nearest hospital. Our service routinely carries senior Doctors and Consultants to the scene of incidents in just minutes, providing lifesaving treatment and medication at the scene and en-route to hospital. Our Air Ambulance takes the hospital to the patient, providing the best possible chance of a full recovery.
WNAA is one of very few services outside London to routinely carry a Doctor on board. Our primary response area is the 2000 square miles of Coventry, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes and some of the key border areas like Market Harborough, Banbury and Solihull. We also help out our neighbours under a mutual aid agreement in Birmingham, the West Midlands, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Leicestershire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.
The service has 15 Doctors, 15 Paramedics & 6 Pilots who service a population of around 1.2 million people. Based at Coventry Airport, in the five years it has been operating, it has flown over 7000 missions. With an ever-increasing callout rate of between 120 and 150 per month, WNAA is the busiest air ambulance in the UK.
No Government or National Lottery Funding!
WNAA is a registered charity and relies totally on public donations, fundraising activities and sponsorship. The average cost per mission is around £1400 and the annual basic running cost of the service is over £1.7 million. Currently only able to operate in daylight hours due to the restrictive leasing costs of flying at night, WNAA aims to become the first service in the UK to operate 24 hours per day.
It is your local air ambulance, please support it. Visit www.wnaa.co.uk for more details.
Last years Northamptonshire Business Awards were hosted by Tom O’Connor and as usual was a glittering affair. Sponsors, finalists and organisers were treated to a champagne and chocolate fountain reception, followed by a fantastic three-course meal with wine and entertained fsbefore the awards presentation. This was then followed by a charity auction and raffle for Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. Those with energy to burn enjoyed a disco to polish off a great evening of excellence.
Click here to view a photo gallery of last year's awards evening.