The Counselling Foundation is proud to announce it has been shortlisted for the Jane Beard Heart of the Community Category in Bedfordshire Business Awards 2016.
The awards – launched by Bedfordshire on Sunday and sponsored by Barclays – recognise the hardworking local businesses achieving success in our community.
From almost 200 entries, category judges have whittled the entrants down to the final three.
Just one business will walk away with each prestigious title come the gala awards evening in November.
Robert Cuming, CEO of The Counselling Foundation said “we are delighted our charity has been short-listed for an award. This is a credit to our staff and counsellors working in our Luton and Bedford centres who support the wellbeing of members in the community with low cost counselling.”
Sarah Cox, editor of Bedfordshire on Sunday, said: “We are thrilled to have received such fantastic entries in our very first year launching BoS’ Bedfordshire Business Awards. It just goes to show how many dedicated and successful business we have operating in this county.
“The standard is exceptionally high and we wish our worthy finalists all the very best of luck.”
The final decision will be made by a panel of core judges and winners will be announced on the night of the glittering awards ceremony, which takes place at Bedford Corn Exchange on November 17.
Winners will receive extensive coverage in Bedfordshire on Sunday newspaper and online at bedfordshire-news.co.uk over the coming year.
The core judging panel is comprised of: Cheryl Smart, Chief Executive of Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce; Sarah Cox, Editor of BoS; Richard Duxbury, Managing Director of LSN Media); Richard Fuller, MP for Bedford and Kempston and a member of the government’s business select committee; and Donna Minnett, area manager for headline sponsor, Barclays.
Jon Corbett, director, Head of SME, South East Midlands & Cambridgeshire, Barclays, said: “This is a true indication of the dedication and commitment businesses around the region have to grow their and succeed. At Barclays, we believe recognising the achievements of businesses are so important. We see business leaders working hard every day, creating wealth and employment because they believe in their businesses and want to make it a success.
“There continues to be some terrific success stories across this part of the region, and we are committed to helping our clients to realise their growth ambitions. That’s why we are delighted to be the headline sponsor the 2016 Bedfordshire Business Awards.”Tags: Bedfordshire Business Awards, Bedfordshire on Sunday, Jane Beard Heart of the Community