Entrants for this year’s Merseyside Independent Business Awards have the option to enter via video for the very first time.
The innovative move by organiser Morecrofts Solicitors allows entrepreneurs and SME owners to record a submission and submit it digitally, if they wish.
Businesses can still choose to make written nominations and, as in previous years, all submissions will be assessed by three different judging panels comprising experienced professionals from a range of sectors.
Now in its ninth year, the MIB Awards celebrates the economic and social impact of the city region’s independent business community. Nominations are now open until Friday 11 August and can be submitted at www.mibawards.co.uk.
Winners of each award category, which include Trades & Manufacturing, Professional Services and Culture & Tourism, will be announced in front of 500 guests at a glittering ceremony at the Rum Warehouse on Thursday 19 October.
Alison Lobb, managing partner at Morecrofts Solicitors, which founded the MIB Awards in 2013, said:
“The MIB Awards holds a special place in the hearts of local business owners. Each year, we receive hundreds of entries and we expect this year to be no different.
“We know some businesses may be put off by the idea of completing forms, or maybe struggle to fully articulate what makes them special, so to ensure the awards are accessible to every type and size of business, we are now offering the choice between written or video nominations.
“We are confident that many businesses will take the opportunity to show us their best in a new and creative way and we look forward to hearing what the independent business community has achieved over the past 12 months.”
Bill Addy, chief executive of Liverpool BID Company, which is headline sponsor of The MIB Awards, said:
“The MIB Awards are a unique showcase of the incredible talent and tenacity of our Merseyside businesses and they have become an integral part of the culture of business in the city.
“The introduction of video entries brings a new level of inclusivity to the awards and will hopefully ensure that no business feels unable to apply. We are proud to be able to support the event once again this year.”
Entries for this year’s MIB Awards close on Friday 11 August. To enter, visit www.mibawards.co.uk