September 2022 saw the SME Hertfordshire Business Awards celebrate their fourth year. It was a glamorous affair, which honoured the most innovative companies and incredibly talented individuals enterprising their business in Hertfordshire. A few companies are put off from entering, possibly not thinking it’s for them or fear of not coming to the top of their category. This is a call to action for those doubting to think again, it could be you receiving one of those coveted trophies next year, read on to see the five reasons why you should enter your company for next year:
A Brilliant PR and Marketing Opportunity
Whether you are a winner or a finalist, the distinction and prestige of either accolade will boost your business profile immensely. You can advertise on your website, via social media platforms, or even push out press to news outlets, generating trust and ultimately generating profit, allowing for a more widespread customer base and smoother business deals.
You can enter your Businesses for Three Awards!
Companies do not just get one run at becoming a finalist; business leaders can take advantage of entering three categories and get the chance to win! With 24 categories for 2023 and an overall gold winner category, you will be spoilt for choice, even when you can opt for three. The award categories spread over several different factions, from the celebration of individuals to rewarding corporations. For example, there is an award for Businesswoman of the Year, Business Innovation, Apprentice of the Year, and Best Enterprising Business. The 2023 sponsors have not yet been announced.
This isn’t an Award for Huge Corporations
If you had not already guessed, SME stands for small and medium enterprises. So, you will not find yourself competing with large-scale corporations. This award ceremony wants to acknowledge and honour those up-and-coming businesses that are innovating new spaces and impacting their community in the best possible sense. It also wants to celebrate those at the forefront of leading those companies.
The awards ceremony is an excellent opportunity to not only socialise but to additionally network. You will find yourself drinking and eating with a swathe of other businesses in your local community. This is an excellent way to build relations and discover potential business partners and customers.
A fabulous night!
The most trivial reason on this list is that the SME Business Awards will provide you and your employees and colleagues with a chance to let loose. Morale can be hugely underestimated, yet particularly important. Events such as these allow for socialisation and effective team building!
When opportunities like this come along, it is important to not sit on your haunches and not overthink. Why not visit the website to browse the categories and learn more? Do not hesitate to take the leap, as you and your colleagues could be enjoying 2023’s SME Hertfordshire Business Awards, all you must do is enter.