The preparations for this year’s Independent Business Awards are gathering momentum. The Awards, which are in their nineteenth year, have the longest heritage of any awards in the electrical industry. They are also unique since they are the only awards programme that recognises the achievements of electrical goods manufacturers as determined and voted for by the independent electrical sector.
Since 2009, when the Best Independent Retailer award category was introduced, the Awards also celebrate the professional skills and service excellence of the independent electrical dealers.
This annual event could not be staged, however, without the participation and support of a host of sponsors, including Amdea, Domestic & General, Haier, Neff, retra, Roberts, Samsung, ShopJimmy, Sony and Whirlpool.
Commenting on her company’s involvement in the Awards, Hannah Groves, Neff brand manager, said: “Sponsoring the Best Independent Retailer category of the 2011 Awards is a tangible indication of how much Neff values this sector of the kitchen market. The awards give us a unique opportunity to publicly applaud the professionalism and commitment of the very best independent retailers in this country.”
Now is the time to send your nominations for manufacturer awards, which recognise your product, marketing and training efforts, and to nominate your trusted independent dealers for the Best Independent Retailer awards.
The winners of this year’s Awards will be announced on 23 June 2011 at a gala dinner held at Arden Hotel, Warwickshire.
Your nomination statements should be sent to Anna Ryland at email@example.com but the nominations should be submitted online at www.independentbusinessawards.com. For further information and advice on submitting nominations please contact Carly Walsh, IBA Events Coordinator at 01622 699170 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for submitting the nominations is 18 February 2011.