The Precious Awards 2012
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Read all about 2011 below:
The PRECIOUS Awards 2011 take place on October 29 at the beautiful St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. The event offers a fantastic opportunity for attendees to make new contacts and develop their network with over 250 guests from the business, political and public communities.
Welcome to The PRECIOUS AWARDS 2011!
The PRECIOUS Awards was founded to celebrate the achievements of inspirational entrepreneurial women of colour who are running businesses in the UK.
The Awards are passionate about recognizing success and inspiring other women of colour to launch their own business.
The PRECIOUS Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate those women of colour in business and leadership, who demonstrate exceptional determination, innovation and entrepreneurial skills and talent. The PRECIOUS Awards are amongst the most prestigious awards in the UK. Being shortlisted or winning an award can bring significant benefits, including prestige, media coverage, a boost for sales and marketing and staff morale.
All entries are judged by a panel of top business people, thereby increasing the visibility of your business. We are proud to applaud and highlight enterprise and innovation amongst some of the brightest stars contributing to UK plc.
Nominations open...Thursday 30th June
Nominations close.. Friday 2 September
Online voting starts... Monday 4 July
Shortlist announced...Thursday 8 September
Ceremony...Saturday 29 October
Enter now! Download forms here: Leadership | Mentor | All other Business Categories
All nominations must be received by 2 September 2011 6pm. Please download and complete the form and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org There is a small one-off administration fee of £5 to enter the awards and this covers multiple entries – payment can be made by: PayPal or BACs or by sending a cheque. Payment details shown on the forms.
Business Categories -
The Judges are looking for evidence of outstanding practice within any of the following categories:
Start-Up Business of the Year
This category recognises those women in business that have just started out. Nominees in this category can be from any business sector and must have been in business for at least six months. *
Social Enterprise Business of the Year
Do you run a business that’s based on sound ethical principles? Are you a community interest or social enterprise company that gives back to the community? This is your chance to shine. Nominees must have been trading for at least 12 months.
Business of the Year
Have you built a brand you want to shout about? Then you could become the PRECIOUS business of 2011. To enter you must have been in business for at least 12 months.*
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
We’re looking for a PRECIOUS star of the future! If you are running a business and aged under 30 then this award is for you. It's a special category designed to help find the best young business woman who is just starting out on her entrepreneurial journey. To enter this category you need to have been trading for at least 9 months *.
The Precious Entrepreneur of the Year
This award awarded by the judges, recognises the most passionate and dedicated woman business owner who the judges feel has overcome significant challenges to achieve outstanding business success.
The PRECIOUS Inspiring Leader within the Workplace
Are you, or do you know someone working within a business or organisation who has taken on an entrepreneurial role within the company? Do their commitment and actions influence those within and extend beyond their workplace? Get recognition and nominate now.
The PRECIOUS Mentor of the Year
Do you know someone who has made a big difference to someone in business or within the workplace? Maybe it's someone who has mentored/coached/supported you or others through a particular project or through the start-up of a business. Give them the recognition they deserve and nominate them for this award.
* by August 30 2011
Lifestyle Categories - Online vote - here
The PRECIOUS Hair Brand of the Year
What was the hair brand that made your locks feel truly alive? The bottle of follicle goodness that was your hair ‘must have’? Tell us.
The PRECIOUS Beauty Brand of the Year
We want you to vote for the best in beauty over the last 12 months. What are the beauty brands that have really made an impression on you?
The PRECIOUS Blogger of the Year
We’re looking for the best bloggers across any sector. Whether the blog is about fashion, culture, politics or science or business or books, we look forward to receiving your nomination. To be eligible the blog must have been live for at least 6 months.
The PRECIOUS Digital Romance Award
What was the App or gadget that you fell in love with over the last year? The gadget you just couldn’t put down, the App that almost changed your life? Vote for it.
The PRECIOUS Man of the Year
Who is the man that has made an impression on you over the year? A man doing great things in their community? An entrepreneur? Someone in the political arena or a star of stage or screen? Will the PRECIOUS Man of the Year please stand up?
Download the Official 2010 Ceremony Brochure pdf here.
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