Celebrating Britain’s Entrepreneurial Talent with Vonage at the National Business Awards
There are several awards in the UK dedicated to celebrating the work of Britain’s brilliant entrepreneurs, but none more prestigious than the National Business Awards. Now into their 13th year, the National Business Awards are currently looking for entrants for their Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and the award’s new partner, Vonage, is incredibly fitting this year.
Vonage is a VoIP service provider that has been helping small and home businesses and entrepreneurs get their companies up and running all over the globe. By providing incredibly low cost calls for businesses of all sizes, both locally, nationally and internationally, they’ve seen to it that Britain’s brightest entrepreneurs have as much capital in their pockets as possible by keeping communications expenses to a minimum.
With 2.4 million customers, Vonage certainly knows a thing or two about business growth, and they’re happy to share their enthusiasm for small businesses, as well as their knowledge and expertise through the National Business Awards this year. And it’s certainly an exciting year for entrepreneurs in the UK. According to Companies House, almost 500,000 new businesses started up here in 2013, with start-ups representing an amazing 95% of the UK’s business landscape. So there promises to be plenty of competition for this year’s New Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
The award is now launched and is open to any first business founder that has been trading for 18 months or less on 1st April 2014. If you’re a new entrepreneur and would like to be considered for the award, simply enter online at the National Business Awards website before 23 May 2014.
This year the National Business Awards’ live judging event takes place as part of the International Festival for Business in Liverpool and will be staged at St George’s Hall. Each entrant gets to present a three-minute pitch on their business model, key achievements and their plans for future growth, with a panel of judges and a public vote deciding the winner who’ll be presented with their award at the NBA ceremony on 11 November.