Jersey's entrepreneurial spirit and business prowess will be celebrated in a week long programme of events in June, in a build up to the Island's showcase business awards night, as part of the Awards for Enterprise 2014.
Coordinated by Jersey Business with the support of its sponsors, the Awards are officially launched this month and entrants are invited to visit the Jersey Business website for more information on this year's categories and the application process. For the first time, an open invitation Entrants' Evening will be held on Thursday 16th January at the Pomme D'Or Hotel at 5 p.m. offering local businesses the opportunity to find out more about entering the Awards, what the judges are looking for, and how the process can benefit an organisation with the opportunity to talk to winners from 2013. The deadline to enter the awards is Sunday 16th February. Potential entrants are invited to visit www.jerseybusiness.je for more information.
Andy Cook (pictured), chief executive of Jersey Business says, “The Awards for Enterprise are very special and celebrate excellence among Island businesses and organisations, large and small. Whilst winners and finalists take extreme pride in the recognition that they gain, almost all entrants will state that it is the process of reviewing and then articulating their success story that has inspired further development or improvement within their own organisation.”
On Friday 10th January the chairman of Jersey Business, Peter Funk, will officially launch the Awards for Enterprise 2014 with the Minister for Economic Development, Senator Alan Maclean. They will be joined by a number of winners from the 2013 Awards, including Feelunique.com founder and chief executive Aaron Chatterley, who will speak about the value of entering, and winning, an award category.
Peter Funk says, “Jersey Business is proud to host the new look Awards for Enterprise and plans are in hand to create an Enterprise Week with the awards ceremony being the pinnacle event. Our objective is to build business success and to guide entrepreneurial spirit. The Awards evening is the biggest event on Jersey's business calendar and we are grateful for the support we receive from sponsors and the team involved in its organisation to make it so successful.”
The Awards for Enterprise week of activities and events celebrating business in Jersey will begin on Monday 9th June and close with the awards dinner and presentations on Friday 13th June.