Local community-minded businesses have just a few days left to nominate themselves for the Jersey Evening Post’s first ever Community Enterprise Award.
The new award will recognise a local business for giving outstanding support to the community and is open to any business that can demonstrate a strong commitment to the Island’s community through a corporate social responsibility project or programme.
The award replaces the Guiton Group Ambassador of the Year, which was last year won by Genuine Jersey, and the winner will be chosen by the public and announced at this year’s Jersey Enterprise Awards, which take place at Fort Regent on Friday 13 June.
The annual awards are organised by Jersey Business and their chief executive, Andy Cook, said this will be the first time that the general public has had an opportunity to choose one of the winners.
‘There will be a judging panel chaired by the Jersey Evening Post and that panel will select five finalists,’ he explained. ‘Those businesses will be profiled in the newspaper and the public will pick a winner as a result.’
Jersey Evening Post managing director Paul Carter described a community enterprise as ‘a business or organisation that contributes to the economy through employment or trading, but also supports its workforce in community projects’.
Commenting on the newspaper’s support of the new award, he said: ‘It allows us to further demonstrate that we are at the heart of Island life and, while extremely proud of the Island’s heritage, we remain firmly committed to the future.’
The deadline for entries for all of this year’s Jersey Enterprise Awards, including the new Community Enterprise Award, is midnight on Sunday. Last year there were a total of 150 applicants.
The other awards are:
New Enterprise of the Year (sponsored by Natwest)
Large, Medium and Small Enterprise of the Year (sponsored by Greenlight)
Entrepreneur of the Year (sponsored by Indigo Lighthouse)
Award for International Sales (sponsored by Locate Jersey)
Not for Profit Organisation of the Year (sponsored by Condor Ferries)
Environmental Award (sponsored by Jersey Electricity)
Award for Development of Skills (sponsored by Infrasoft Technologies)
Award for Application of Technology (sponsored by Digital Jersey)
Award for Enterprise Excellence (sponsored by JT).
Entries can be made online: Click here