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Ri Supports Bee's Knees Launch Event at the Waterfront Cinema

Above: Sponsors L-R - Andrew Bowman (ri), Colin Moore and Claire McParland (Holiday Inn Express), Mags Moran (Inverclyde Chamber), David Shaw (Waterfront Cinema), Gavin McDonagh (Kip Marina) and Anne Campbell (West College Scotland). Picture: George Munro and Greenock Telegraph.

On 25th January, in West Coast Cinemas at the waterfront in Greenock, Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce launched the 2018 Bee's Knees Awards by introducing the award categories and sponsors for the coming year.

The Bee's Knees Awards celebrate the fantastic array of local businesses in the Inverclyde area. The awards give companies the chance to showcase their resilience, innovation and accomplishments, boasting a variety of different categories and sponsors. They also give local businesses a chance to demonstrate their achievements and to receive recognition for them.

Nominations are sought in the following categories:

-- Inverclyde Business of the Year

-- Inspiring Sole Trader (One to five employees)

-- Outstanding Customer Service

-- Best Brand Promotional Campaign

-- Inspiring Professionals

-- Excellence in Skills and Learning

-- Best Use of Innovation and Digital Technology

-- Emerging Young Talent

-- Most Promising New Business

-- Proud to be in Inverclyde

Riverside Inverclyde (ri) is delighted to continue its long running support and sponsorship of the event which is now in its 15th year. 

Andrew Bowman, Head of Business Investment at ri said:

"Ri is delighted to continue to provide our longstanding support for the Bee's Knees Awards. The awards are a great opportuntity for local businesses to raise their profile and showcase themselves to their peers and we would urge as many Inverclyde businesses as possible to put themselves forward for the awards.  Ri enjoys an excellent relationship with Linda Scott and her team at Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce and look forward to the judging and the event itself to showcase the best Inverclyde businesses."

Entries will be accepted for companies of any size working in any market sector, just as long as they operate within Inverclyde, have been in business for more than one year and meet the criteria outlined for the category being entered. After the closing date on Monday 26 February 2018, a shortlist will be selected to present to the judging panels who will chose three finalists and the winner in each category.

A representative from each finalist will be a guest of Inverclyde Chamber at the Bee's Knees Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner in the Marquee at the Chartroom, Kip Marina, on Friday 8 June 2018, where business leaders will unite to celebrate the success of Inverclyde business and hear the winners announced. 

To register your company just follow this link: http://inverclydechamber.co.uk/awards/

To see the promotional video of the 2018 launch event click here. To see the highlights of the 2017 event please click here.

If you have any enquiries, please contact Margaret Moran, Senior Executive Officer, by email at seo@inverclydechamber.co.uk or telephone 07534 196 253 or 01475 806 824.

Published: 1 February 2018