Hub awards entries open

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People from across the Cornish business community are being encouraged to enter this year’s Hub awards.Now in its fifth year, this year’s Hub awards will once again celebrate the individual efforts of those young entrepreneurs and employees making a real difference to a Cornish business.

Sponsored by Business Link, Cornwall Development Company and Unlocking Cornish Potential, the much-awaited awards, which will take place on Thursday November 26 at the Atlantic Hotel, Newquay, recognise innovation and employment, but also the contribution made to The Hub.

You can nominate someone, or enter yourself in the following categories: Employee of the Year, Innovator of the Year, Best Business Start up and Entrepreneur of the Year. The Hub committee will also reward the Hub member they think has been invaluable to the Hub’s growth and success and will hand out an award for Hub Contributor of the Year.

With the exception of the Employee of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year, which are open to anyone under the age of 30, the remaining categories are open to people of all ages working in a Cornish business.

Entries for the awards will close on October 9 and shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview in front of a panel of leading Cornish business people before the final winners are announced at the glittering awards ceremony in November.

Hub committee member Andrew Weaver of Live Events South West, said: “Cornwall boasts some of the most dynamic and successful industries in the South West and beyond, even in the current recession, and the forward thinking attitude of Hub members should definitely be recognised and rewarded.

“The annual awards is one of the most eagerly awaited events on the Hub calendar and we’re really grateful to our sponsors Business Link, Cornwall Development Company and Unlocking Cornish Potential for supporting the evening. The awards are your opportunity to enter or nominate someone and demonstrate how they are shaping enterprise in Cornwall.”

Initially set up for young business people in Cornwall, The Hub has expanded to accommodate people working at all levels of business, from newly appointed graduates to company directors.  The events also regularly attract newly formed start up businesses as well as well established Cornish companies.

The events, which are held on the last Thursday of every month, are planned to support the development and requirements of business people from all sectors. From workshops and speed networking events, to summer socials and the highly anticipated annual awards ceremony, The Hub calendar offers a number of opportunities to network with like-minded people.

The Hub is a not for profit organisation sponsored by a number of public and private sector businesses.  The events are planned and managed by a committee of volunteers, who give up their time to produce a varied plan of events.

Tickets for the annual awards will go on sale soon and for more information, or to download an application form, please visit: www.cornwallhub.co.uk