HUDDERSFIELD people have been challenged to put the town’s reputation for enterprise to the test.
Communities across the country are being urged to take part in a nationwide competition that will see a town, city or area crowned as the country’s most enterprising place.
The winner of the Enterprising Britain competition will be the location that can show itself as a hotspot of innovation and somewhere that is boosting local business and nurturing budding entrepreneurial talent.
The contest is backed by Business and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk, who said: “There are some fantastic enterprises across the UK that are starting up and growing to become real forces in business.
“Despite the difficult economic conditions, there are many entrepreneurs willing and able to make their business a success, helping to boost the economic growth of their local area and the UK.
“We want to make 2012 the year of enterprise. This is a great opportunity for local authorities and businesses to come together and show that they are creating a vibrant environment to allow enterprise to thrive.”
Awards will be presented in three categories – the most enterprising place in the UK, the organisation that best promotes enterprise and the organisation most successful in encouraging businesses to export.
Two of the three winners will go on to represent the UK at the European Enterprise Promotion Awards in Nicosia, Cyprus, during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November. Previous UK winner, Scarborough, went on to win the European Grand Jury Prize in 2009.
For details, email contact details to email@example.com. Entries must be submitted by May 30. Winners will be announced on July 16.