LONDON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
National Business Awards 2013 accepting entries until 24th May
Businesses wishing to enter the National Business Awards have until 5pm on 24th May 2013 to complete their entries. Smith & Williamson, the accountancy and investment management group, is partnering with the Awards in its 2013 search for Entrepreneur of the Year, and applicants can take advantage of a special discounted rate by visiting http://www.smith.williamson.co.uk/national-business-awards.
The Entrepreneur of the Year Award celebrates the qualities of successful entrepreneurship, from drive, ambition, vision and tenacity to inspirational leadership, inventiveness and confidence. The award will recognise an enterprising individual that has achieved the highest and most sustained levels of growth and financial performance through a culture of innovation, market knowledge and talent development. In 2012, the award went to Colin Stevens of Better Bathrooms for his ambitious approach to developing a thriving retail business. In 2011 Paul Lindley, founder of Ella's Kitchen, was recognised for the successful building of his brand, and, as widely reported, the company was recently sold to major US food producer Hain Celestial.
Kevin Stopps, managing partner at Smith & Williamson LLP, commented: "We are delighted to be sponsoring this award, and pledging our support for the spirit of entrepreneurship and enterprise. Entrants in the past have been very impressive, and we look forward to seeing the high standards continue this year."
Guy Rigby, head of Smith & Williamson's entrepreneurial services group and chair of the judging panel added: "There is an increasing understanding in all areas of society that entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of the future. This award is designed for those who combine innovation with implementation, creating successful, sustainable businesses. We are delighted to be supporting the entrepreneurial cause."
Note to editors
Smith & Williamson is an independently owned professional and financial services group employing around 1,500 people. The group is a leading provider of investment management, financial advisory and accountancy services to private clients, professional practices and mid-to-large corporates. The group has eleven principal offices in the UK and Ireland; these are in London, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Glasgow, Guildford, Manchester, Salisbury, Southampton, and Worcester. Nexia Smith & Williamson Audit Limited is an independent company which works alongside Smith & Williamson to complement its specialist financial advisory services.
Smith & Williamson is sponsoring the National Business Awards in its 2013 search for the Entrepreneur of the Year.
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Smith & Williamson LLP
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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 is the UK's most prestigious independent business recognition platform with its particular emphasis on excellence, innovation and ethical business. Now in its twelfth year, the National Business Awards connects the nations' professionals through its annual awards ceremony; year-round thought leadership and round table events; and is UBM plc's flagship awards programme. Visit http://www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for further information or follow us on Twitter @businessawards.
SOURCE The National Business Awards