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Business Awards 2006
|Gyles Brandreth was the guest speaker at the 2006 business awards. Click here for more pictures and to order online|
The 2006 Watford and North West London Business Awards took place at The Grove on Friday, July 6.
Sponsored by a host of blue chip companies, the Business Awards has grown into the district's leading business awards competition since it launched back in 2002.
It is the opportunity for the district's high-performing companies and business professionals to showcase their talents and achievements and the Watford Observer will be bringing you full coverage of the evening in a forthcoming issue.
The sponsors of this competition read like a who's who of business giants: Royal Bank of Scotland, Matthew Arnold and Baldwin solicitors, BDO Stoy Hayward, NatWest bank, Alliotts, Coutts and Lombard were all on board.
Independent judges included Watford Chamber of Trade and Commerce, Wenta Business Services, Business Link and Harrow in Business.
Categories in this year's competition were: Growing Business, Success through People, Small Business of the Year, the Entrepreneur Award, the Innovation Award and International Trade & Export.
There was also an overall Business of the Year award, chosen from the finalists in each of the six categories.
The awards were supported by the Watford Observer and the Harrow Times newspapers, both published by Newsquest, one of the country's largest media groups, so plenty of publicity is assured. But you have to be in it to win it.
Colourful TV personality and former MP Gyles Brandreth was guest speakerat the event, and had plenty of tales to tell about the corridors of power.