The search is on to find the ‘Hertford Entrepreneur of the Year 2018’
Posted on 07/02/2018
Local entrepreneurs are encouraged to enter the 2018 Hertford Entrepreneur of the Year competition.
Entry to this competition is free of charge to enter and aimed at businesses that are based within Hertford Town Council’s boundaries, covering Hertford and Hertingfordbury.
Entrepreneurs that have been operating a business for 24 months and under will enter the ‘Hertford New Business of the Year’ category.
Entrepreneurs that have been operating a business for over 25 months will enter the ‘Hertford Entrepreneur of the Year’ category.
Both winners will be awarded a cash prize of £750 that has been funded by Cllr Andrew Stevenson’s Hertfordshire County Council locality budget.
The awards have been designed to highlight and recognise Hertford’s entrepreneurial talent. This competition is suited to small to medium sized businesses that are able to demonstrate the entrepreneurial aptitude, commercial acumen, vision, ambition and drive to build a successful business.
To enter the competition, entrepreneurs should visit www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/hertfordawards
The closing date for entries is Wednesday 7th March 2018.
Following the closing date, applications will be shortlisted where those who are in with a chance of being crowned ‘Hertford Entrepreneur of the Year’ will face questions from a panel of judges at Hertford Castle on the evening of Monday 19th March 2018.
Two finalists from each category will then be selected to present live at the Awards Ceremony at Hertford Castle in front of an audience and judges on Thursday 29th March 2018, where the winners will be selected.
Cllr Andrew Stevenson said: “I am pleased to have been able to support this event which aims to provide encouragement to local entrepreneurs working to grow their businesses.
Hertford Entrepreneurs has grown over the past few years and provides a forum for entrepreneurs to share experiences and hear speakers on key topics. The award is the focal event of the year and brings good publicity for the winners as well as some cash.”
Isabel Sigmac, the Chairman of Hertford Entrepreneurs, said: “This award has now an established event recognising Hertford’s entrepreneurial talent. Our previous winners have benefited from the exposure and enjoyed taking part. This is yet another great opportunity for entrepreneurs to get their name out there.”