Wakefield Business Awards 2015 - does yours have what we are looking for?

Picture by Allan McKenzie/AMGP.co.uk - 260614 - Press - Wakefield Business Awards 2014, Cedar Court, Wakefield, England - Business Person of the Year Award presented to Sir Rodney Walker.
Picture by Allan McKenzie/AMGP.co.uk - 260614 - Press - Wakefield Business Awards 2014, Cedar Court, Wakefield, England - Business Person of the Year Award presented to Sir Rodney Walker.
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The annual Wakefield Business Awards 2015 will once again recognise the best of businesses across the district.

With the fastest-growing economy in the region, Wakefield has proven itself as a hub for commercial, creative and entrepreneurial activity.

The fifth annual awards will celebrate vibrant and flourishing businesses which have not only provided great customer service and products, but also jobs for the community and helped boost the local economy.

For the first time, the ceremony will be held at Unity Works, Westgate, on Thursday, June 25. The host will be inspirational presenter and communications coach Jon Hammond.

Nominees this year will be recognised for their commitment to staff, the local community and the environment. There will be a special award, to be announced on the night of the ceremony, for business person of the year.

Last year, more than 250 guests saw Sir Rodney Walker crowned Businessperson of the Year for his commitment to the business community in and around Wakefield.

Entries for this year’s awards – organised and supported by the Wakefield Express group – must be in by Monday, May 11. Other companies sponsoring some of the award categories include Haribo, YPO, Crompton Controls, First Choice Recruitment and Copiserv.

Visit www.jpeventsnorth.co.uk/wakefield/events/business-awards or submit your nominations to editorial@wakefieldexpress.co.uk

A panel of judges will decide the winners, except for employee of the year, which will be judged by readers.

To get involved with this year’s Wakefield Business Awards and profile your business to an influential Wakefield audience, there are still categories available to sponsor.

For details contact John Bottomley at john.bottomley@jpress.co.uk or call 0113 238 8835.

Award categories

New Business of the Year

International Business of the Year

Business and the Environment

People Make Performance

Small to Medium-sized Business of the Year

Community Enterprise Award Innovation in Business Award

Business of the Year

Business Person of the Year

Employee of the year - this is the only category judged by readers while the rest will be decided by a panel of judges.