Thursday, June 23, 2005

Calls for entries to UK business awards

Deadlines are fast approaching for entries to three major British business awards. The British Interactive Media Association is calling for entries to the 2005 BIMA Awards. These industry awards seek to recognise high standards of creativity, craft skills and interactivity across a total of 18 categories. Closing date for entries is July 21 and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on November 24th. The awards are co-produced with Revolution magazine and this year's event marks the 21st anniversary of the awards. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2005 BIMA Awards.

Also due to be held on 24th November are the Chamber Awards 2005. Launched in 2004 by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), these awards are open both to accredited Chambers of Commerce and their members. There are six categories for Chambers and eight for members, with a grand prize of £25,000 courtesy of headline sponsors Microsoft. Category sponsors include BT, BUPA, Travelex and the Learning & Skills Council (LSC). Closing date for entries to these prestigious business awards is 27th June and the winners will be unveiled at a gala dinner at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

Applications for the VIBES Awards in Scotland close on July 1st. These business and environmental awards seek to recognise and reward business success achieved by improved environmental performance; to encourage Scottish businesses to reduce their impact on the environment; and to support business efficiency and sustainability. Awards are offered in small, medium and large organisation size categories and winners are publicised at a high profile awards ceremony and throughout the year. Partners in the VIBES awards include CBI Scotland, Scottish Federation of Small Businesses, Forward Scotland, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Business & Environment Network, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Water, Scottish Executive, Scottish Energy Efficiency Office and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.