By Max Clarke

The National Business Awards is pleased to announce a new partnership with BlackBerry that will see the launch of a new award category, the BlackBerry Business Enabler of the Year, to recognise the business services providers who add value beyond the product or service, working collaboratively to help the organisation as a whole improve, evolve and grow.

The Growth Strategy of the Year, an award designed to celebrate the organisations that have achieved outstanding levels of sales, profit and market share improvement, with a robust plan in place for sustained financial growth, is also being sponsored by BlackBerry.

“We are delighted to announce that BlackBerry has partnered with the National Business Awards to sponsor the Growth Strategy of the Year Award and also to bring nationwide attention to the contribution of the UK’s best business service providers through the Business Enabler of the Year accolade,” said Caroline Jackson Levy, MD, UBM Awards.
“This is a group that is often neglected when it comes to recognition for the crucial part they play in helping organisations to evolve, adapt and expand — we are thrilled to be working with BlackBerry to launch this new award.”

Analysis of successful entrants to the National Business Awards over the last two years has identified an increasing number of ‘enabler’ organisations whose primary aim is to help businesses become more profitable, cost-efficient or competitive. That, combined with BlackBerry’s nous for maximising the use of technology to enable business growth and minimising geographical barriers to “doing business”, created an exciting opportunity that led to the launch of the Business Enabler of the Year Award.

Rory O’Neill, Senior Director, Business Marketing (EMEA) at BlackBerry, commented:

“At BlackBerry we believe that technology innovation supports business success, be that winning more customers, delivering better service or responding more effectively to shifts in the market. These Awards uncover the best examples of starting and growing businesses that have succeeded in spite of a challenging economic environment and increased competition. We are proud to be aligned with the Growth Strategy and Business Enabler awards and the message they send to the business community.”