Broadcaster Penny Smith to present Bury Free Press Business Awards

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Broadcaster Penny Smith is to host the Bury Free Press Business Awards - and it is now time to nominate an outstanding employee who deserves recognition.

The TV and radio presenter, newsreader and journalist will present the awards evening at The Apex, in Bury St Edmunds, on Friday, October 10.

Perhaps best known as a presenter on GMTV, she also regularly stands in on the Radio 2 Friday Night Arts Show.

Nominations are coming in for the accolades and it’s your chance to put forward who you think should be named Employee of the Year.

Sponsored by West Suffolk College, the award is for those who are productive, exhibit commitment in carrying out job responsibilities and are an asset to the staff of their department.

The college, which has more than 20,000 learners on a variety of courses and programmes, works in close partnership with more than 1,800 businesses.

Hailed as a fundamental link between business and education, the college is proud of its legacy educating the workforces of tomorrow.

It employs more than 400 staff.

A spokesman said: “We see ourselves as the engine of East Anglia and behind that engine is our dedicated workforce who is committed to offering our customers, (our students) the best possible learning experience.

“Putting our learners and their success at the heart of all we do.”

On requirements for the award, the spokesman added: “We want to hear of exceptional professionalism, passion, enthusiasm and an outstanding commitment to serve and deliver to customers.

“We want to be impressed with examples of productivity, dependability, punctuality and above all positivity by nominees in the workplace.

“We are looking for individual examples of employees going above and beyond, and who demonstrate a genuine love and dedication to their job, employer and customers.

“We are by proud to be supporting this award category and we look forward to recognising exceptional local employees.”

Other categories include apprentice/trainee of the year, best new start-up, best marketing, BID - customer service award, business of the year and business person of the year.

There is also contribution to the community, green/environmental award, unsung hero award and the West Suffolk Award for International Trade.

To enter visit where you can download an application form or submit online.

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, August 13 at 5pm.

For more details contact Mark Stanford, Anglia Newspapers Events Manager, on 01553 817354.

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