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Kingston Business Excellence Awards: entries now open

Posted Monday 25 April 2016

Kingston Business Excellence Awards: entries now open

The Kingston Business Excellence awards are now thriving in their fourth year.  The 2016 campaign sees Kingston University sponsoring the award for Best Business for Staff Training and Development.

"At Kingston University we are always proud to be able to support an initiative which promotes the best talent in our community and are keen to be involved in that success. We believe that workforce training and development is essential to any organisation wishing to grow. At Kingston, we provide an innovative programme of short courses and professional education to help upskill and support the ongoing development of our local businesses." Catherine Barnes, Short Courses Business Development Manager at Kingston University.

Kingston Business Excellence AwardsIf you think your business deserves recognition, visit the Kingston Business Awards website for a full list of categories and details on how to enter. The deadline for entries is 24 June and the award ceremony takes place on 13 October.

The awards are developed and organised by Kingston Chamber of Commerce and held in partnership with Kingstonfirst and the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

"Kingston is flourishing thanks to its local economy. Events like the Business Excellence Awards give companies a platform to celebrate success and innovation. I urge all local businesses, from small to large, to take the opportunity to enter. Get involved; complete an entry form and good luck!" Councillor Roy Arora, Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

Catch up with our previous winners...

Kingston Business Excellence Awards partyWe are delighted to follow the continued success of film, book and music company, Enlightenment Productions, to which we awarded Best Creative and Media Sector Business in 2014.

Enlightenment's first two feature films, The World Unseen and I Can't Think Straight, won a striking 34 international awards, and the former was selected to debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. In addition, the two films have generated a huge global following, with trailers and clips gaining over 100 million YouTube hits.

Back in 2014, co-founder, writer and director, Shamim Sarif, told us that they had been busy at Pinewood Studios finishing production on their fourth feature film, Despite the Falling Snow, based on her acclaimed novel. The movie stars Rebecca Ferguson and Charles Dance and tells the story of a female spy who steals secrets from an idealistic politician and falls in love with him at the same time. Produced by Hanan Kattan, CEO and second co-founder of Enlightenment, Despite the Falling Snow opened in UK cinemas on 15 April 2016 – watch the trailer.