Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council are proud to sponsor the INSPIRE Business Awards. Our area is home to many innovative and entrepreneurial organisations that contribute to the local economy and in such a tough economic climate it is important to celebrate success and reward such organisations and individuals.
Cllr. Andrew Finney, Economic Prsperity Portfolio Holder, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Councilwww.basingstoke.gov.uk
INSPIRE 12 is all about celebrating our pride in local business achievements and entrepreneurship. At Destination Basingstoke we want to raise the profile of the area using real stories about real people and business success in the area to inspire others - making our partnership with INSPIRE an obvious choice
Felicity Edwards, Destination Basingstoke
Rushmoor Borough Council has a strong commitment to supporting business innovation and excellence and so we are delighted to sponsor the 2011 INSPIRE Business Awards. With their unique military and aviation connections, Aldershot and Farnborough have always attracted companies with entrepreneurial flair and innovation and the INSPIRE awards offer a fantastic opportunity for businesses to showcase what they do. Last year’s Business of the Year Award went to the Farnborough-based Central Heating Services and we hope that other local businesses will follow their lead and take part in this year’s event.
Andrew Lloyd Chief Executive Rushmoor Borough Council
John Biffen, office principal at Menzies Blackwater Valley, said on promoting local businesses in
North Hampshire “In a difficult economic climate it is very important that we recognise the
achievements of successful local businesses. I would encourage any business owners that have
seen growth in their market in the last 12 months to consider entering the awards and using them
as a platform to celebrate their success”.
Video Productions chose to become a sponsor of the INSPIRE 12 Business Awards event as we believe that to celebrate achievement and success is as important as recognising it.
North Hampshire is full of businesses making headway in a time of global difficulty and it is fantastic that we get an opportunity to acknowledge those who make a difference in our community.http://www.videoproductionshampshire.co.uk/
Once again Absolutely Offices are delighted to sponsor the 2012 INSPIRE Business Awards - as a resolute supporter of a range of local business initiatives and organisations we consider the INSPIRE Business Awards the perfect opportunity to recognise entrepreneurial excellence within the Borough. As a well recognised market leader within the Basingstoke business community, Absolutely Offices sponsorship of the awards continues to demonstrate a sincere passion for the town, local businesses, and entrepreneurship.
Beryl Huntingdon, Absolutely Offices
Hart District Council
Hart is delighted to co-sponsor the Inspire Business Awards as part of our commitment to encourage and reward the excellence of local businesses community which is so essential to maintaining the vitality of our whole community. Last year businesses from within Hart won awards and I urge more from within Hart to enter this year. I would also like to record my appreciation of Basingstoke and Deane Council for their foresight in pioneering these awards"
Cllr. John Kennett
The Escape is proud to become an event sponsor for Inspire 12 and for the fouth year running the sponsors of the New Business Award. In previous years we have seen some great contenders and very worthy winners. This year brings an exciting combination of diverse and innovative candidates who have displayed tenacity in creating new businesses within our community in the most challenging of economic times.
Robert Jones, TheEscape
The Basingstoke Gazette
Gazette Newspapers is proud to be the media sponsor of Inspire12. Every week, our newspapers and website put the spotlight on business success stories in and around Basingstoke. Inspire11 is a great platform to celebrate local business success, and Gazette Newspapers is delighted to focus on the winners, entrants, sponsors and supporters who are involved in this prestigious event.
Mark Jones, editor of Gazette Newspapers
North Hampshire Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber has been involved in business awards for many years and firmly believes in their value both to the businesses that compete for them and thereby to the vitality of the local business community. We helped to create Inspire Business Awards and have watched them grow in stature to become a beacon in the business landscape of north Hampshire.
North Hampshire Chamber of Commerce
Hampshire County Council
Cllr Ray Ellis, Executive Member for Economic Development & Rural Affairs says. "With the business world changing so rapidly it is all too easy to forget that success and achievement is flourishing in Hampshire and should be recognised and celebrated. I encourage all businesses in the north Hampshire area to consider entering the Inspire Awards for 2012 and for customers to nominate businesses that have impressed them."