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Fancy winning a Growing Business Award

Now’s the time to find out.

Nominations are open for the 10th annual Real Business/CBI Growing Business Awards. You?ve got until Friday, 19 September to wow us with your talent, your business nous, your company’s success story (by post or by email).

You?ll find the application forms here.

This year’s categories are:

New Product of the YearThe Social Enterprise AwardThe Green Award Company of the Year: Global outlook and expansionCompany of the Year: people and performanceCompany of the Year: technology and innovationCompany of the Year: customer excellenceYoung Company of the YearGrand Prix award: Company of the YearYoung Entrepreneur of the YearEntrepreneur of the YearEntrepreneurs` Entrepreneur Award

As always, we ve got a heavy-weight judging panel to scrutinise the entrants. This year’s panel includes: Duncan Bannatyne, entrepreneur and Dragon;Paul Barry-Walsh, co-founder, Netstore; Dawn Gibbins, founder, Flowcrete; Andrew Haigh, managing partner, Coutts & Co; Wol Kolade, managing partner, ISIS Equity Partners; Steve Leach, CEO, Bigmouthmedia, and 2007’s Real Business Entrepreneur of the Year; Martin Leuw, group chief executive, IRIS Software and Services; and Herta von Stiegel, executive chairman, Stargate Capital Investment Group. The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, 27 November at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square and will be hosted once again by Rt Hon William Hague. It’s a great night out and a perfect opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs (as well as the wonderful, talented and gorgeous Real Business team).

What are you waiting for” Get applying!

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