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Search for England’s greatest small and medium sized businesses

 Published on: 20th October 2017   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category: Uncategorized

Matthew Hancock head and shoulders picA campaign has been launched to find the most innovative and exciting small and medium sized business in the East of England, with firms in Hertfordshire encouraged to take part.

The Business is GREAT campaign and BT Business have teamed up to launch the GREAT Faces of British Business competition. The competition has been designed to champion these businesses and to showcase the Government’s growth support for small firms and businesses. By entering the GREAT Faces of British Business entrants will be in with the chance of being crowned their regional champion, with the winners shortlisted for the national competition. The grand prix winner will win an exclusive prize package worth over £30,000. This will include a bespoke creative advertising campaign and being featured in national and local media, along with an iPad Air and unlimited BT Wi-Fi for 12 months courtesy of BT Business. In addition, the winner will also receive a package of export support from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), one of the Government departments currently supporting the Business is GREAT Britain campaign with the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS). The only requirements for entering the competition are that all businesses must be from the East of England and employ between one and 250 people.  There are three categories and businesses can enter one or all depending on which are relevant to their business: Best exporter – a small business that has successfully entered new markets Most innovative small business – a small businesses that has turned an innovative idea into a reality Best growth story – a small business that has an inspirational growth story To enter, all eligible businesses must state why they deserve to be named as the GREATest small business in their community. For terms and conditions and the entry form please visit http://www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/competition Business Minister Matthew Hancock said: “Small businesses have been the driving force of our economic recovery. This is a top opportunity to celebrate the enormous contribution they make to villages, towns and cities across Great Britain. “I am committed to fostering this entrepreneurial spirit and making sure that Britain is the best place in the world to start and grow a business.” The Business is GREAT Britain campaign aims to celebrate and inspire small businesses and is run by BIS and UKTI. It provides relevant advice and information for small and medium sized enterprises looking to grow, hire, export, lead and access finance. To enter, go to http://www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/competition

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