Launch Event Opens Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards 2017

On Tuesday 6 September, The Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards (MKBAA) announced its fourth annual event, which celebrates the success of businesses across our region.

Organised by the Milton Keynes Business Leaders Partnership (MKBLP), in association with full service marketing agency Interdirect and event management experts Evolution Live, the 2017 awards come at an exciting time, as Milton Keynes celebrates its 50th birthday.

The launch event, which welcomed local businesses, supporters, sponsors and previous winners was held at The Transport Systems Catapult, an innovative and exciting business located within Milton Keynes.

As part of the celebrations, 50 red balloons were released to mark the 2017 theme of MK50 and Dr Philip H Smith MBE, Chair of MKBLP welcomed guests, explaining that; “Businesses and their wealth creation have been at the very heart of what has made this city so successful over the last 50 years.

“This year’s event will be a fitting tribute to those 50 years of business achievement in Milton Keynes”, concluded Philip.

The awards, established in 2014, recognise the achievements of Milton Keynes businesses of a variety of sizes and sectors. Entries are now open, with twelve categories including innovation and technology, young business person of the year, and energy and environment available to enter at www.mkbaa.co.uk . The prestigious Business of the Year and coveted Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented on the night at DoubleTree by Hilton, Milton Keynes. Previous winners include Christian Horner, Pete Winkelman and Dr Ann Limb OBE DL.

Following the success of last year’s two stage entry process, we have further streamlined entries for 2017, with the first stage closing on 23 November 2016.

MKBAA 2017 will be held on Thursday 9 March at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel.

Continuing the pledge from the MKBAA steering group to foster the Milton Keynes business community, net proceeds from the awards ceremony will once again go towards the trust fund established by MKBLP with the MK Community Foundation for start up businesses in deprived areas of the city.

To enter the MKBAA, or to book a table at the awards ceremony, visit www.mkbaa.co.uk. To find out more follow @MK_BAA on Twitter, and join the discussion on LinkedIn.

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