Deadline extended for Kent Excellence in Business Awards
There is still time to enter the county's premier business
awards after a deadline extension.
Entries have been flooding in to the 2013 Kent Excellence in
Business Awards (KEiBA), but many would-be entrants asked for a
little more time to complete their entry. The new deadline is 5pm
on Friday, March 15.
The fifth annual KEiBA has a record 14 categories to go for,
suiting all types and size of business, including Large Business of
the Year and Start-up of the Year.
There are awards for the best science or technology business,
commitment to community and environment, best employer,
international success, customer service and commitment. There are
also awards for individuals, including Entrepreneur, Young
Entrepreneur and Apprenticeship.
A new category Best Land Based Business will recognise any
business or organisation of any size with its principal income from
This can cover farming, horticulture, liveries, fisheries, rural
sports, plant nurseries. food and drink production - as long as key
ingredients are grown by the entrant.
Finalists will be invited to a gala celebration dinner in June
when winners will be announced and presented with a coveted glass
trophy crafted by Maidstone-based artist Annie Ross.
The awards, staged and produced by Kent County Council and the
KM Group, are sponsored by Aon, Santander, MidKent College, Ward
Security, Vertex Law, University of Kent, Southeastern, Hadlow
College, Brachers, Kent Reliance, Skanska, KCC Sustainability, asb
law, HSBC, Kent International Business, Headley Brothers, EMC
Management Consultants, Institute of Directors, Lloyds TSB, The
Kent Foundation, and KCC Skills and Employability - Kent Jobs for
Kent Young People.
Businesses can view a full list of categories and enter the
awards by visiting www.keiba.co.uk.