The Government has launched Enterprising Britain 2012, a nationwide competition to find the most enterprising place in the UK. This is part of the Government's drive to make 2012 the year of enterprise, helping entrepreneurs to unlock their business potential.
We're looking for the town, city, place, or area that is best improving economic prospects and encouraging enterprise; the organisation which best promotes enterprise; and the organisation that has been the most successful in encouraging businesses to export.
It aims to:
- Identify and recognise successful activities and initiatives undertaken to promote enterprise and entrepreneurship
- Showcase and share examples of best practice in enterprise policy and implementation
- Create a higher awareness of, and celebrate the importance of, enterprise and entrepreneurship in society, and
- Identify the UK entry to the European Enterprise Awards.
The competition is run and promoted by BIS, who have appointed an independent panel of judges to select the overall Enterprising Britain winner from the returned nomination forms.
Two of the Enterprising Britain 2012 winners will be selected to go on to represent the UK at the European Enterprise Promotion Awards.
Entrants will be judged on the following three categories:
The most enterprising place in the UK
To identify the town, city, place or area in the country that is best improving economic prospects and encouraging enterprise by:
- Showcasing what is being done across the UK to support a stronger, more dynamic enterprise culture for all
- Celebrating the success of pioneering examples of enterprising places throughout the UK
- Providing role models to inspire other areas to be more enterprising (and put them in a position to compete in the future).
To identify the place or organisation which best promotes enterprise through:
- Young people, women, the unemployed and other disadvantaged communities
- Promoting the image of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs
- Encourages an entrepreneurial culture through events and campaigns.
To identify an organisation which best promotes exporting through:
- Providing mentoring services that promotes and encourages exporting - especially aimed at smaller businesses
- Providing information and/or a brokering service - putting small businesses in touch with potential clients
- Offering support services that help SMEs go overseas to trade fairs or through missions.
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