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2016 Local Business Charity Awards open for entries

Melanie May | 10 August 2016 | News

The third annual Local Business Charity Awards have opened for nominations.
The awards, founded by Jelf Insurance Brokers in 2014, recognise the support given by local businesses and individuals to local Gloucestershire charities.
The categories in 2016 remain unchanged from last year:
The Corporate Award, will be given to a local Gloucestershire business, nominated by a local Gloucestershire charity, who the judges feel have gone the ‘extra mile’, either through time given, services provided or financial support to the charity.  The charity will receive a prize of £1,000.
The Team Award will go to a local Gloucestershire business, nominated by a local Gloucestershire charity, who used a team of their employees at one specific event i.e. a garden makeover, bike ride, marathon etc, to support the charity. The charity will receive a prize of £1,000.
The Individual Award, with the prize of a £250 weekend away, will be given to an individual from a Gloucestershire company, nominated by a local Gloucestershire charity, in recognition of their personal dedication and contribution to the charity.
Entry to the awards is free and the closing date for entries is Friday 21 October 2016. Finalists will be announced on Thursday 3rd November 2016, with the finals taking place on Thursday 17th November 2016.
A number of changes have been made to this year’s entry criteria and full information on these and how to enter can be found at: www.localbusinesscharityawards.co.uk.
Phil Barton, group CEO of Jelf, said:

“We founded the awards in 2014, to highlight the work done by Gloucestershire businesses who support a wide variety of home-grown charities. Every year we are impressed by the dedication and commitment of companies and individuals and we are really looking forward to reading their stories again this year.”

Main picture (left to right): Joint winners of the 2015 Corporate Award, members from The Nelson Trust and The Churn Project with their nominators, Tessa Webb (Nelson Trust), Julie Weir (Lister United Communications), Richard Snell (Lister United Communications), Alisa O’Connor (Churn), Sue Vizor (Havas Helia), Jo Partridge (Churn Project), Jenny Simpson (Havas Helia), Phil Barton (Jelf). Picture by Daniel Day, McPherson Stevens.


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