North Somerset Business Leader to sponsor business awards

Business Awards

Winners from last year’s awards

The North Somerset Business Leader magazine is this year’s headline sponsor for the Sian Lloyd Jones Business Awards and annual Charity Ball, alongside North Somerset Council’s Economic Development Service and Santander.

The event is to be held at the Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare, on Saturday October 13.

The Business Awards were launched in 2000 by the North Somerset Enterprise Agency who offer advice and support to budding businesses in the region.

Angela Hicks, who is Chief Executive of the organisation, says that the event offers a real opportunity for local businesses to put themselves on the map:

“In the last twelve months we have helped some 116 new businesses to start up and many more to grow themselves during these tough times.

“But despite the doom and gloom in the wider economy there are some real business success stories to be celebrated here in North Somerset.

“The Sian Lloyd Jones Business Award puts this success in the spotlight and recognises the very best we have in this region.”

Andrew Scott, Managing Director of Business Leader Magazine comments: “The Awards and Charity Ball are the highlight of the business calendar in North Somerset.

“The award recognises the best business talent in the region and we are delighted to be sponsors.”

North Somerset Business Leader Magazine is the new name for the Weston Echo, the online news channel and monthly e-newsletter, and is the only dedicated business publication for North Somerset.

The change of name reflects significant developments that include a forthcoming 52 page print magazine.

The first edition is to be published in January 2013 and the magazine will be mailed directly to over 8,000 business people and key influencers, with another 2,000 available through selected outlets.

There is still seats available for the Charity Ball and Business Award event. To find out more please contact the North Somerset Enterprise Agency: