THERE are 10 categories to choose from in the Cheshire Business Awards and this week the spotlight is on ScottishPower Small Business of the Year and EA Technology Customer Focus Award.
SCOTTISHPOWER SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
THIS category is for companies employing between one and 10 employees, whatever their trade, who can demonstrate their achievements and how they stand out from their competitors.
Some of the things judges will be looking for are evidence of a strong business plan and a good financial performance along with opportunity for growth and strong business leadership.
ScottishPower, which sponsors this award, said: “ScottishPower is proud to be associated with the Cheshire Business Awards for the seventh year running and to continue its sponsorship of the Small Business of the Year category at the 2012 Awards.
“ScottishPower is committed to supporting businesses in the Cheshire region which play a major role in the ongoing growth and development of the local economy.
“As part of the Iberdrola group, a world leader in renewable energy and one of the largest energy companies in the world, ScottishPower supplies more than five million customers in the UK and more than 160,000 small businesses with gas and electricity.
“As one of the main energy suppliers in the UK, the company is committed to bringing all of its customers the best deals, competitively priced energy and great service.
“ScottishPower offers a range of competitive products tailored to meet the specific requirements of individual businesses.
“In addition, the company understands the need for flexibility for businesses and offers a convenient online energy service to enable business owners to manage their account when it suits them. A free energy efficiency helpline is also available which provides tips and advice on how to reduce energy use.”
To find more about how ScottishPower could save your business time and money, call 0845 030 4077 or visit www.scottishpower.co.uk/smallbusiness.
EA TECHNOLOGY CUSTOMER FOCUS AWARD
THE customer focus award is a new category to recognise those organisations that have their customers/clients at the core of everything they do. The judges will be looking for businesses that consistently exceed the expectations of their customers/clients in innovative ways, setting a leading example to others.
EA Technology said: “EA Technology is proud to be sponsoring the Customer Focus category of the Cheshire Business Awards 2012.
“EA Technology helps electricity companies keep the lights on around the world. We sell instruments, provide technical services and deliver consultancy propositions to companies that own electricity distribution networks and are seeking to improve reliability and integrate low carbon technologies.
“We also provide training for engineers and help the companies communicate effectively with their customers. EA Technology is a fast-growing business which is constantly seeking to delight its customers with innovative, high-quality products and services.
“The Customer Focus Award is celebrating the success of organisations that have their customers at the heart of their business and we wish all entrants good luck.”