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Maidenhead and Windsor Business Awards: You’ve got to be in it to win it

Stephen Delahunty

Stephen Delahunty

Maidenhead and Windsor Business Awards:You’ve got to be in it to win it

Fast-growing businesses should seize the opportunity to gain recognition and to increase their visibility at this year’s inaugural Maidenhead and Windsor Business Awards.

That was the advice from Daniel Reid, a partner with Donald Reid Group (DRG), a chartered accountants based in Maidenhead for over 50 years.

“Research shows that fast- growing, innovative businesses contribute disproportionately to job creation.

“In fact, six per cent of the firms with the highest growth rates created 50 per cent of all new jobs in the period 2002 to 2008,” said Daniel.

DRG will be sponsoring the Fast Growth Business Award which will recognise businesses that can demonstrate a market-leading increase in sales, head count, profitability, market share or geographical expansion over the last three years.

The award will go to the business demonstrating the high-est levels of growth and a robust plan for sustainable financial performance.

Daniel said: “No business is too small to enter the awards – and I would encourage young entrepreneurs to take the opportunity to showcase their businesses.”

The council is sponsoring the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Best Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme Award.

The award will showcase companies who are leading on CSR within the community.

Entrants should be able to give details of specific community initiatives, particularly those involving employee engagement, and illustrate the impact these have had on the local community.

A council spokesman said: “We are proud to sponsor the apprentice award and the best CSR programme at the Maidenhead and Windsor Business Awards to highlight the important part that local businesses play in supporting the borough through the investment, people and vibrancy they bring to the area.”

Olu Odeniyi, president of Maidenhead and District Chamber of Commerce, said: “If you’re reading this article wondering whether you’re good enough to enter, download the form, fill it in and send it off – you’ve got nothing to lose and a lot of visibility to gain.”

Entries should be made by the end of June. The awards event is on September 15.

Visit www.mwbusinessawards.com for details.

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