ABE entrepreneurs: enter now for the Business Stay-up Award 2018!

BSU Award logoWe know many ABE members are successful entrepreneurs which is why we are leading Business Stay-up: a British government backed campaign and research project looking at sustainable entrepreneurship and the role of relevant education in business survival #BusinessStayUp.

The ABE Business Stay-up Award

This Award is for ABE members and alumni who are now running their own successful enterprise.  We are looking for business leaders who embody the ABE entrepreneurial spirit; who have overcome the difficulties and challenges start-ups inevitably face to triumph and grow.

This is a public celebration of entrepreneurial skills and achievement.

Why enter?

This prestigious award offers a fantastic opportunity to gain public recognition of your achievements.  Winning  will add credibility to your organisation and show that your enterprise has been judged by a panel of business experts as adopting best practice to achieve long-term sustainability and growth.

Everyone who enters will be emailed a complimentary copy of the Business Stay-up Report, produced jointly by The Entrepreneurs Network and ABE, which will be packed with useful information for any enterprise looking to scale up their operations.Everyone who enters will be emailed a complimentary copy of the Business Stay-up Report, produced jointly by The Entrepreneurs Network and ABE, which will be packed with useful information for any enterprise looking to scale up their operations.

The winners and runners up will receive:

  • A plaque & logo for promotional activity
  • Your business case study featured on the ABE website - to include your company logo and a backlink to your website (or contact details if preferred)
  • International publicity through ABE's website, social media and magazine - potentially giving new business opportunities

For the overall winner:

ABE will contribute £500 towards a local media campaign of your choice to promote your business’s Business Stay-up of the Year Award (see details below).*

* This can be paid direct to suppliers, or to your company on presentation of evidence of spend and reference to the Business Stay-up of the Year Award and logo.

Entry form link:

Click here to go to entry form (closing date: Monday 6 August 2018)

How will the Award be judged?

Entries will initially by assessed by the ABE senior management team.  Shortlisted entries will be submitted to the ABE board who will confirm the final selection.

Entry criteria

Your business should be over three years old and provide regular work for five or more people (this can include the business's owner/s.

Regrettably, in the interest of impartiality, we cannot accept entries from any business which has a financial arrangement with ABE such as an ABE college or supplier.

Good luck to all who enter.