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Owen Mumford becomes a main sponsor of the Oxfordshire Business Awards 2015

Posted: 07 January 2015

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Owen Mumford is proud to announce its sponsorship of the prestigious 2015 Export Award. The Oxfordshire Business Awards, which are now in their 21st year, have grown substantially since being introduced in 1994/95.  Then, there were only six sponsors and the Awards dinner, held at the Randolph Hotel hosted just 150 guests.  Now there are 15 Awards in total including the coveted prize of “Oxfordshire Business of the Year”. 

The Oxfordshire Business Awards event is held annually at the Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel in Sandford and has become one of Oxfordshire’s “must attend” events on the business calendar and with capacity limited to 500, there is always a high demand for tickets. 

The launch event for this year’s awards was held at Mercedes-Benz of Oxford in Kidlington, where businesses were invited to enter or nominate others for the different award categories up until the closing date of 27th February 2015.  Once this deadline has passed, Owen Mumford’s Sales & Marketing Director, Judith Charles will join the judging panel to shortlist candidates for the Export Award with the final judging meeting on 6 May 2015 where the category winner will be decided.  The Awards dinner itself takes place on Friday 19 June 2015.

Over the years, the organisers have overseen changes to the awards, moving with the times with the increasing popularity of digital communications and this year it’s interesting to note that the largest single source for new entries is Twitter where the feed, @OxBizAwards has over 3,000 followers. In addition, there is a new website this year which boasts superior navigation, making the entry process much easier. 

Judith Charles, Owen Mumford’s Sales & Marketing Director who will be judging the Export Award 2015 said:

“I am delighted with our decision to sponsor an award and this category is the perfect match for Owen Mumford.  As a company, which exports over 85% of our product across the world and with plans to increase our global footprint even further this year, it is fitting that we sponsor the Export Award.  Also, as previous winner of the Oxfordshire Business of the Year (2013), we are very aware of how prestigious the awards are and the company is proud to be supporting the Oxfordshire business community in this way.” 

Entries for The Owen Mumford Export Award can be made online at:

https://www.oxfordshirebusinessawards.co.uk/the-awards/export and you can keep up to date with the latest news and information about the awards on Twitter via @OxBizAwards.  We would like to wish companies nominated for the Export Award category all the very best and look forward to reviewing the entries at the end of February. 

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