The Staffordshire Business Innovation Centre (BIC) has been confirmed as one of the sponsors of the StokeonTrentLive Business Awards 2021.
The not-for-profit organisation – which has been supporting individuals and small and medium businesses in Staffordshire for almost three decades – has signed up to sponsor the Innovation in Business award, again.
The Stoke-on-Trent-based organisation is joining StokeonTrentLive to recognise businesses whose new idea – or novel use of an existing one – is making a difference to their business.
The Innovation in Business award is one of 13 categories which are up for grabs at the StokeonTrentLive Business Awards 2021.
Staffordshire BIC CEO Geoff Riley said: The Business Innovation Centre has been sponsoring the Innovation in Business category of the StokeonTrentLive Business Awards since 1998 and are pleased that many of our clients have been successful with the awards over the years.
“As a not-for-profit organisation which has been successfully operating in Staffordshire for 25 years, the BIC offers advice and guidance to individuals and small and medium sized businesses who have innovative new product and business ideas in mind.
Geoff added: “The BIC offers one-to-one meetings to discuss and help people with their new ideas referring them, where appropriate, to partner organisations that can also help them.
“The BIC runs free events, workshops and now webinars to help companies develop their ideas and run their businesses; the BIC currently has a grant of £5,000 to help companies research, develop and launch to market a new product or service.
“We look forward to receiving excellent entries for our award this year.”
Entries are now being accepted for the awards. To enter, visit the official website here and fill in the nomination form for the relevant category.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday, February 23 and the winners will be announced at virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, April 22.