FSB Business Awards - Enter Now!!!
Five awesome reasons for businesses in Yorkshire and Humberside to enter the FSB 2018 Business Awards:
Your business can benefit hugely from winning an industry award. Even being shortlisted as an area or national finalist creates added value for your business and its brand. Here are five reasons why you should enter Business Awards:
- 1. Reputation
Winning or being a finalist for a credible and highly regarded business award enhances your business’ reputation amongst stakeholders including suppliers, customers and the community. You can display your award status as a badge on your emails and website.
- 2. Talent & motivation
It’s a huge boost to the morale of your employees if you’re shortlisted for, or win, a recognised business award. It brings a sense of pride and a renewed commitment to the company. It’s also a great way to attract strong new talent.
- 3. Media coverage
It’s a good news story. You can tell the local, and industry, media about your achievement to get coverage in newspapers and broadcast media. If you win a national award you could benefit from national press coverage too.
- 4. Social media profile
We all know how crucial having fresh, engaging and newsworthy content on our social media channels is. Entering business awards gives you a ready-made social media campaign, from announcing that you’re applying, through to the award ceremonies. Remember to include photos where you can, and use the official awards hashtag to reach a wider audience - FSB has over 50,000 followers on Twitter alone.
- 5. Making new contacts
Award ceremonies provide a fantastic opportunity to create new face-to-face business contacts, both regionally and nationally. Networking at a prestigious event like this is really enjoyable as well as useful. The Yorkshire and Humberside Award event for the FSB Awards will take place at Unity Works, Wakefield on Wednesday 7 March 2018.
The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards are FREE TO ENTER, unlike most other business awards. This is because FSB exists to help small businesses and the self-employed achieve their ambitions. We want as many entries as possible across all areas and all award categories. Because it’s free to enter as many award categories as you choose it means a big return on investment for you. The deadline for entries is on Friday 12 January 2018.