Lichfield District Council project up for top business award

bizawardsLichfield District Council’s Business Matters project has been shortlisted in the Better Regulation category of the National Business Awards.

The authority is one of more than 160 of the UK’s public and private sector businesses to be finalists in The National Business Awards, sponsored by Orange. 

Open to organisations of all sizes from all sectors across the UK, The National Business Awards is the UK’s foremost business recognition platform with its particular emphasis on success, innovation and ethical business.

The council is being recognised for its work in leading a West Midlands regional project – Business Matters – where, along with other regional partners, new ways of working to better support business customers are being developed.

Councillor Colin Greatorex, Cabinet Member for Organisational Development at Lichfield District Council, said:

“It is a great honour to be chosen as a finalist in these prestigious awards, especially as we have organisations such as HMRC and the Pensions Regulator in our category. It is down to the hard work of all the team members who have brought their creativity and knowledge of the business world to present clever solutions to help the public sector provide services to businesses in more efficient and effective ways, which could become the blueprint of the way we work in the future.”  

The council will be rubbing shoulders with high profile companies and agencies – such as Diageo, E.ON, Cheapflights, BSkyB, ASOS, The British Heart Foundation, Aviva, LOVEFiLM, Wm Morrison Supermarkets, DVLA and Pearson – who will all be competing for awards.

Philip Forrest, Chairman of Judges of The National Business Awards, said:

“The economic climate continues to present UK businesses with an unprecedented challenge and some sectors have suffered in its wake. It is therefore encouraging that the entries in this year’s National Business Awards have shown no drop in quality or performance. This not only reflects the resilience and optimism that are the hallmarks of UK enterprise but has served to make this one of the most competitive years so far. Without exception all entries have an optimistic view of the year ahead.” 

The winners will be unveiled at an award ceremony on 10 November 10 at the Grosvenor House hotel in London.

For further information on The National Business Awards sponsored by Orange and the list of 2009 finalists visit

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