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The High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise 2019/20, Cheshire’s most prestigious business awards, are now open for entries.

The Awards offer thousands of pounds worth of prizes, as well as access to a network of support across Cheshire and a promotional opportunity for local businesses.

The winners will be announced at a presentation evening on March 26, 2020, in the stunning surroundings of Chester Racecourse.

The closing date for entries is Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

This year’s categories and prizes are as follows:

  • The winner of the High Sheriff’s Award for Enterprise will receive a free place for one of its appropriately qualified managers on the award-winning MBA programme at the University of Chester worth £10,000.
  • The winner of the High Sheriff Design Award, sponsored by Donald Insall Associates, wins a fantastic bespoke prize of a two-week-long intensive training course in 3D computer-aided design.
  • Winners of the High Sheriff’s Award for Responsible Business Practice, sponsored by Warrington & Co; the High Sheriff’s Award for Innovation, sponsored by Mornflake Oats; the High Sheriff’s Family Business of Excellence Award, sponsored by Roberts Bakery; and the High Sheriff’s Micro Enterprise Award, sponsored by Boodles, will win £2,000 each.
  • The winner of the High Sheriff’s Award for Best Apprentice, sponsored by Barlows Electrical, will win £1,000.
  • The winner of the High Sheriff’s Award for Cheshire Business Exporter of the Year, sponsored by West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce and Click Consult, will win a two-day strategic review of their organisation.
  • The winner of the Cheshire Business Leaders Awards for Outstanding Cheshire and Warrington Business Leader will win membership of Cheshire Business Leaders worth £500.

“As High Sheriff of Cheshire for 2019/20, I am so pleased to lead this year’s High Sheriff’s Awards and am looking forward to acknowledging and celebrating the success and valued contribution of many businesses across the county,” said The current High Sheriff of Cheshire, Mark Mitchell.

Professor Phil Harris, executive director of the University of Chester’s Business Research Institute, said: “Cheshire, Warrington and Halton have a tremendous range of businesses and these Awards celebrate the wide breadth and diversity of some wonderful companies, people and businesses that make up our regional economy.

“We look forward to welcoming the winner of the MBA programme and offering them the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of studying at the University of Chester.”

For further information and to enter click here.