Business Leader Awards winners explain what winning has done for their business

The Business Leader Awards will once again take place at Ashton Gate in Bristol on 27th September 2018.

With over 700 business leaders expected, the awards are now recognised as the region’s most prestigious business event.

Previous Business Leader Awards winners have gone on to win new customers and achieve significant brand recognition.

Entries for this year’s awards close on June 1st, and to help you out with your application, previous winners from our awards scheme will be explaining what they are looking for from entries.

Here, Andrew Pfeil, business development director at Stirling Dynamics, and ForrestBrown, founder and managing director, Simon Brown give advice to what they’re looking for while judging this year’s extravaganza.

You can also see the thoughts of judges from the Business Leader Awards 2018 here.

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Andrew Pfeil headshotAndrew Pfeil, Stirling Dynamics, business development director, said: “It’s all about branding, it helps us not only locally but nationally and from a worldwide perspective as well. Awards like this mean we can say to customers ‘we’ve done this’ and ‘we’ve done that’. It shows we’ve achieved something and have been recognised for our capabilities.

“The value of these awards is that the more people who enter, the more value and weight, just entering has. The creditability of entering, let alone, winning, will add value to your brand and mean something for its customers.”

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Simon Brown, founder and managing director, ForrestBrown, said: “We’ve entered the Business Leader awards for the past few years as they’re a fantastic way of raising our profile amongst local businesses.

“Last year I was lucky enough to win entrepreneur of the year. Winning isn’t just satisfying for me personally, it is also a boost to the whole team and a validation of all of our efforts. An award win really gets the office buzzing with energy!”

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