BUSINESSES with an eye on their future need youth on their side.

Talented young people can help secure the long-term success of any company – bringing new ideas and enthusiasm to their role.

Now the best young business leaders get a chance to show how they have brought benefits to their organisations in the Examiner Business Awards 2011.

The category of Young Business Person of the Year, sponsored by Birstall-based marketing agency Fantastic Media, is open to anyone aged 40 or below who can demonstrate outstanding achievements.

The winner will possess excellent leadership and management skills and the drive to bring success to their business.

Last year’s winner was chef Tim Bilton, who in the space of just 12 months transformed The Butchers Arms at Hepworth into one of the region’s most successful eateries.

He has also made the pub a focal point for village life, strengthening the sense of local community.

The Butchers Arms was also crowned Best Gastropub in the country at the Great British Pub Awards 2010. Tim saw off competition from pubs across the country to take the top title.

Fantastic Media is ideally placed to sponsor this category.

In just five years, Fantastic Media has caused quite a stir within the Yorkshire region.

After bursting onto the scene in 2006, Fantastic has experienced consistent growth and has become a major player and one of the best known integrated marketing agencies in the area.

Based around three core values, Fantastic is cautious never to lose sight of what makes it successful – people, results, value.

Managing director Andy Hobson said: “People are at the heart of everything we do. We never underestimate the power of positive relationships.

“Results are absolutely essential in our business. We report to each client every month with a focus on achieving the key business objectives.

“Our value comes from our full service team of professionals housed under one roof.

“Fantastic is ‘channel neutral’ and so can create a bespoke strategy for each client using the most effective tools.

We invest in our people who invest in our clients which in turn delivers results!

“Couple this with the fact that we offer value and I know we have a business which will continue its growth model throughout the coming years.”