South Northamptonshire Council to sponsor 2020 Chamber awards
|Author: Gavin Moore||Published: 3rd December 2019 09:34|
After district businesses dominated this year’s awards season, South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) has decided to sponsor the 2020 Northamptonshire Business Awards.
In the recent SME Northamptonshire Business Awards (which featured a category sponsored by SNC), local employers were winners and runners up in half of the categories.
The Northamptonshire Business Awards also saw South Northants companies recognised as the best in the county in five of the nine categories, with Variohm Eurosensor in Towcester also winning the top prize of Business of the Year and a £10,000 cash prize.
During the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce AGM this month, SNC was announced as the sponsor of the Family Business of the Year for the 2020 Northants Business Awards, the first time the category will be contested.
Jim Newton, SNC’s assistant director for planning and economy, said: “This council is dedicated to supporting the local economy, recognising the world class businesses that are located within the district. As the only council in the county to be sponsoring the 2020 Northamptonshire Business Awards, we will be able to ensure that our valued local businesses are promoted far and wide.
“As the majority of the 2019 Northants Business Awards were won by South Northants businesses, with the council now engaged, we will make these awards even more prominent to demonstrate that this area is an excellent place to live, work and invest, and we look forward to another very successful awards season.”
Although entries for the 2020 Northamptonshire Business Awards are not yet open, SNC is encouraging all local businesses to start preparing now and to engage with the council’s Economic Growth Team for advice and guidance - EconomicGrowth@SouthNorthants.gov.uk.