By Claire West

TrainE-TraidE, the organisers of the Jewish Business Awards have announced today that Lord Young of Graffham, will be the guest of honour at this year's business lunch on the 3rd March 2011. Lord Young, who stepped down last month as the Government's Enterprise Tsar has also previously served as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and Secretary of State for Employment under the premiership of Margaret Thatcher. He is also the author of the hugely influential review of workplace Health and Safety laws in the UK entitled, Common Sense, Common Safety as well as being an extremely successful entrepreneur and businessman in both the public and private sectors.

Nominations are now open for the awards, which have become a showcase for the finest business talent in the Jewish community, from the most innovative entrepreneurs to much
more established corporate firms.

The awards aim to recognise the best of business from within the Jewish community or businesses which impact upon the lives of Jewish people.

Businesses can either nominate themselves or be nominated by a third party who thinks a business deserves recognition. All nominations must show a link to the Jewish community or demonstrate how the nominated business impacts upon the lives of Jewish people in the UK.

There are three categories in the TrainE-TraidE Jewish Business Awards 2011, now open for nomination:

* Business of the Year

This award is awarded to an outstanding company whose growth, ambition and quality of management has enabled it to deliver first-class results in the past 12 months.

* New Business of the Year

This award will be awarded to a new business that has been trading for less than 2 years and has already demonstrated the potential to be an outstanding success.

* Young Business Person of the Year

This award will go to an outstanding young individual (under 35) who can best demonstrate ambition, energy, skill and vision, as well as tangible business success. This award is open both to young entrepreneurs that are enjoying success in building their own business, and to those employees that have had an outstanding impact in contributing to the successes of a larger organisation.

Three businesses will be shortlisted in each category, and the winners will be announced at the presentation ceremony in March 2011. A special Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to both the world of business and the Jewish community.

Lord Young of Graffham commented: "The TrainE-TraidE Jewish Business Awards are a tremendous opportunity both to recognise some of the most impressive businessmen and women in the country and also to congratulate TrainE-TraidE for the invaluable training and guidance that they offer to local companies and to those seeking employment."

Shraga Zaltzman, Managing Director of TrainE-TraidE said: "We are delighted to be welcoming Lord Young to the Jewish Business Awards and more excited than ever to be highlighting the success of so many fantastic businesses from within the Jewish community in 2011."

Nominations are open until the 30th January 2011 and can be made by visiting TrainE-TraidE Jewish Business Awards website

The judging panel, made up of respected members of the Jewish Business community, will select a shortlist for each category which will be announced in mid-February 2011. The award winners will be announced at TrainE-TraidE's Business Awards Lunch on 3rd March.