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Nachural Entrepreneurship Awards now open

A region-wide awards scheme which aims to recognise and reward the achievements of some of the East Midlands' most enterprising individuals has been launched. 

The Nachural Entrepreneurship Awards are all about celebrating the ideas, innovation and strategic thinking of local entrepreneurs to business leaders, the media and investors across the East Midlands and beyond. 

Cultivating the entrepreneurial spirit in the fast-changing world drives economic growth and a determination that has to be recognised and encouraged. Entrepreneurs in business take risks in times of economic uncertainty, provide employment, sustainability and wealth creation and are considered the backbone of the UK economy.

The Nachural Entrepreneurship Awards are set against the current backdrop of economic uncertainty at the national level.  

They present the opportunity to listen to the latest in business and economic developments from key business leaders at the sharp end of the region'sm economy, while acknowledging the powerhouse of businesses and SMEs in the region.

The winners will be announced at a glittering black tie gala dinner on 27 September, at the Maher Centre, Leicester.

Nominations are currently being accepted in the following categories:

  • Business Start-Up of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Community Excellence of the Year
  • Small Business of the Year
  • International/Enterprise of the Year
  • Business Person of the Year
  • Business Woman of the Year
  • Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion
  • Promoting Apprenticeships in the Workplace
  • Customer Service Excellence of the Year 

Ninder Johal DL, Managing Director of events and media production company Nachural, said:

“The Nachural Entrepreneurship Awards were created to connect, influence and celebrate the excellent entrepreneurial activity that is driven by businesses across the East Midlands.

“What makes our awards unique is the diverse mix of businesses that are represented, from a broad range of sectors, size and ethnicity. 

“We believe it’s vital to showcase the vibrant business community we have here in the East Midlands so are delighted to have the backing of both Love Business and KuKu Connect, two organisations which share the same values as us.” 

A host of local organisations are backing this year's awards, including Love Business and Kuku Connect.

Steve Megson, Managing Director of Quiet Storm Solutions and founder of Love Business, said: “These awards really touch and engage people, they stimulate collaboration and this drives economic growth. Local entrepreneurs need to be celebrated, which is why we are pleased to be backing this year’s awards.”

Applications and nominations are accepted both from individuals and businesses, and can be done for themselves or on behalf of others.

The deadline for entries is Sunday 21 July.

Nomination forms and further details are available on Nachural's website.

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