LONDON, August 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The National Business Awards in partnership with Orange, has today revealed that Sky News will become the programme's first Official Broadcast Partner, to support its campaign to reward and recognise Britain's most exemplary enterprises.
The partnership will see Sky News Presenter Jeff Randall host the 2012 award ceremony, which is attended by over 1200 of the UKs most influential business leaders. Sky News will also receive access to finalists and judges for interviews and features.
Now entering its eleventh year, the National Business Awards seeks the best performing organisations in the public, private and third sectors - from SMEs, to the FTSE 100, to charities to government agencies. Across 17 categories this annual awards programme recognises excellence in seven core areas - growth, innovation, staff engagement, customer focus, leadership, ethics and financial performance.
"This partnership with Sky News is an exciting development for the National Business Awards, giving its finalists and growing Alumni a global platform to celebrate the best of British business," said Alex Evans, Programme Director of the National Business Awards. "As the UK's leading business awards programme, with so many great examples of enterprise excellence from the last decade, it's great to be partnering with such a highly respected channel for business news and features."
For more information about the National Business Awards visit http://www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk
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About the National Business Awards
Open to organisations of all sizes from all sectors across the UK, the National Business Awards in partnership with Orange is the UK's most prestigious independent business recognition platform with its particular emphasis on excellence, innovation and ethical business. Now in its eleventh year, the National Business Awards connects the nations' business leaders through its annual awards ceremony; year-round thought leadership through digital and live content; and is UBM plc's flagship awards programme. Visit http://www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for further information.
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SOURCE The National Business Awards