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National Business Awards Extends Entry Deadline PR Newswire LONDON, June 13, 2012 LONDON, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- th*Entries now open until 27 June 2012* - With Photo The National Business Awards in partnership with Orange has today announced ththe extension of the entries deadline to Wednesday 27 June 2012, giving UK businesses an additional two weeks to perfect their submissions. Now is the last chance to take part in Britain's most prestigious business awards. The most respected accolade for business in the UK, the National Business Awards are based on the core principles of recognising business excellence, innovation and ethics across the full spectrum of private, public and third sector enterprises. Organisations from all regions across the UK, from SMEs to FTSE 100s, are invited to register for award categories ranging from the Orange Innovation Award (won in 2011 by Harvard Engineering), to the Sustainability Award (won in 2011 by InterfaceFLOR), through to Entrepreneur of the Year (won by Paul Lindley, Founder of Ella's Kitchen in 2011) and Online Business of the Year (won by Naked Wines in 2011). Paul Lindley of Ella's Kitchen said: "It was a great honour to win a National Business Award and a fantastic opportunity for us to shout about our work and achievements at Ella's Kitchen. It was a great way to help motivate our staff, and inspire us to do even better, through creating a competitive edge with a clear reward.

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National Business Awards Extends Entry
Deadline
PR Newswire
LONDON, June 13, 2012
LONDON
,
June 13, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
*Entries now open until 27
th
June 2012
*
- With Photo
The National Business Awards in partnership with Orange has today announced
the extension of the entries deadline to Wednesday 27
th
June 2012
, giving UK
businesses an additional two weeks to perfect their submissions.
Now is the last chance to take part in
Britain's
most prestigious business
awards. The most respected accolade for business in the UK, the National
Business Awards are based on the core principles of recognising business
excellence, innovation and ethics across the full spectrum of private, public and
third sector enterprises.
Organisations from all regions across the UK, from SMEs to FTSE 100s, are
invited to register for award categories ranging from the Orange Innovation
Award (won in 2011 by Harvard Engineering), to the Sustainability Award (won
in 2011 by InterfaceFLOR), through to Entrepreneur of the Year (won by Paul
Lindley, Founder of Ella's Kitchen in 2011) and Online Business of the Year (won
by Naked Wines in 2011).
Paul Lindley of Ella's Kitchen said: "It was a great honour to win a National
Business Award and a fantastic opportunity for us to shout about our work and
achievements at Ella's Kitchen. It was a great way to help motivate our staff,
and inspire us to do even better, through creating a competitive edge with a
clear reward."
Rowan Gormley of Naked Wines said: "Winning was like sitting in a rocket after
the blue touch paper got lit. Partners who turned their noses up at us started
calling us. Suppliers who wanted cash up front accepted normal credit terms.
Visitor numbers jumped double digits. And my mum finally thinks I done good!"
The Awards have distinguished themselves by the quality of businesses taking
part and the robust judging process. Led by Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone
as Chair of Judges, nearly 100 multi discipline CEOs and senior directors
participate as judges, bringing their expertise and insight to the three-tier
judging process.
Finalists will be announced in August and winners will be revealed at the
National Business Awards gala dinner and awards ceremony in
London
at the
Grosvenor House Hotel, Tuesday 13th November. To enter or nominate for this
year's campaign visit http://www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk or call 0207 234
8755.
The National Business Awards supports Help for Heroes, a charity that offers
support and advice for wounded soldiers.
Awards categories 2012
Categories open to enter:
The Orange Innovation Award
The BlackBerry Growth Strategy of the Year
The ICAEW Sustainability Award
The Santander Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year
The Huawei Customer Focus Award
The Croner Employer of the Year
Transformational Change of the Year
Start-up Business of the Year
Small Online Business of the Year
E-commerce Strategy of the Year
Business Enabler of the Year
The Entrepreneur of the Year
Categories run by nomination only:
The Orange Leader of the Year
The Daily Telegraph Award for a Decade of Excellence
The 3i International Growth Business of the Year
The Leadership Diversity Award
Coutts FTSE 100 Business of the Year
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' 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.
About Help for Heroes
Help for Heroes (H4H) was founded by Bryn and Emma Parry after a profoundly
moving visit to Selly Oak Hospital in the summer of 2007. Bryn and Emma met
some extraordinarily brave young men who had been badly wounded and they
just wanted to do something to help. The charity was launched in
October 2007
and provides direct, practical support for those wounded, injured or who have
become sick in the line of duty and their families.
About Orange UK
Orange is the key brand of the France Telecom Group, one of the world's
leading telecommunications operators. With almost 131 million customers, the
Orange brand now covers Internet, television and mobile services in the
majority of countries where the Group operates.
In the UK, Orange provides high quality GSM coverage to 99% of the UK
population, and 3G coverage to more than 93%.
Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this
material are trade marks of Orange Brand Services Limited.
On
July 1
2010, the company became part of Everything Everywhere, one
company that runs two of
Britain's
most famous brands - Orange UK and T-
Mobile UK - with plans to transform the industry by giving customers instant
access to everything, everywhere, offering them the best value, best choice
and best network coverage in the country. Everything Everywhere Limited is
the UK's biggest communications company, with a combined customer base of
almost 28 million people and more than 720 retail stores across the country.
Everything Everywhere Limited is registered at Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield,
Hertfordshire
, AL10 9BW under the registered company number 02382161.
For more information please call the Orange Press Office +44(0)870-3731500,
or visit http://www.orange.co.uk/newsroom
Note to Editors:
Pictures accompanying this release are available through the PA
Photowire. These can be downloaded from http://www.pa-mediapoint.press.net
or viewed at http://www.mediapoint.press.net or http://www.prnewswire.co.uk.
For further information or interview opportunities
contact:
Rachel Branigan
PR Manager
UBM Awards and Partnerships
Tel: +44(0)207-955-3843
Email: Rachel.branigan@ubm.com
Annelle Botha
Head of PR and Marketing
UBM Awards and Partnerships
Tel: +44(0)207-234-8753
Email: annelle.botha@ubm.com