£50,000 prize on offer in British Chambers of Commerce awards

THERE is still time for Rotherham businesses to enter the National Chamber Awards and compete for £50,000 worth of cash prizes.

The  awards, launched by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) reward and recognise business talent across the UK.

BCC president Neville Reyner said: "Every year we help thousands of energised and determined businesses across the nation who all play a critical role in driving forward the success of the UK economy.

“Our awards are a great opportunity for companies to shout about their achievements and gain the sort of recognition that they actually deserve.

“We want to hear from enterprising businesses that are finding innovative ways to navigate the current economic climate, building up trade despite the downturn and above all, that are passionate about what they do."

All regional winners will go through to the national finals to be in with a chance to collect the Winner of Winners Award for Outstanding Business Achievement.

The top prize is £25,000 and the runners up prizes are £15,000 and £10,000.

Last year, Speciality Paperboard Containers Ltd (SPC), based in Chesterton Road, Rotherham, was named as Yorkshire's regional winner of the Achievement in International Business Award, sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland.

Set up in 2006, the company manufactures containers for clients in the ice cream, dairy, confectionery and pet food sectors, and produces secondary packaging for a wide range of products.

Regional winners will be announced in September, followed by the National Awards ceremony at London's Hurlingham Club in November.

To enter the awards visit www.chamberawards.co.uk.

The closing date for entries is June 25.