“Be in it to win it”
Cherwell Business Awards 2013 is now open for entries and firms across the district are being urged to take part.
This will be the prestigious event’s second year and shortlisting will take place in February, following the 31 January closing date for entries.
The awaRds ceremony and gala dinner will be held at Rye Hill Golf Club in Milcombe on Friday, 19 April.
The event is organised a partnership of Banbury and Bicester Chambers of Commerce, Spratt Endicott Solicitors, Bicester Vision and Cherwell District Council.
Sponsored categories up for grabs next year are:
Small business – Sainsbury’s/Stockdale
Cultural Events & Tourism – Bicester Village
Large business – Spratt Endicott
Exporter of the Year – CDC
New business – Bloxham Mill
Business Person of the Year – Ellacotts LLP
Recruitment, Training & Staff Care – OCVC
Overall Business of the Year – Norbar Torque Tool
Finalists gain automatic entry to the second stage of the Oxfordshire Business Awards, in which Cherwell firms took five of the 16 available awards this year.
A new website has also been launched, where businesses can find out more about the awards and register their interest.
Banbury Chamber of Commerce chairman, Claire Kingsbury, said: “The Banbury Chamber of Commerce are really pleased to again be one of the organisers of the Cherwell Business Awards.
“It is fantastic to be able to reward some of the many great businesses that operate in the Banbury and Cherwell area.
“Last years’ awards were a huge success, with a wide variety of businesses from across the whole Cherwell region entering.
“The Banbury Chamber, therefore, want to encourage as many Banbury businesses as possible to enter, to ensure the best of business in our area is recognised and celebrated.”
Ben Jackson, president of Bicester Chamber of Commerce, said: “The awards last year delivered some great exposure for the entrants and finalists.
“Entering for 2013 is a really good way of getting your business noticed and takes very little effort. Have go, you never know!”
For full details or to make a nomination visit
the Cherwell Business Awards website for more information about the awards.