The 2009 Enterprise Awards are to go ahead with the team that organised last year’s successful event again at the helm.

Following a tender process the team, which comprises all local suppliers – Profile Project Management, Image Group and Delta, have been awarded the contract to project manage this year’s event.

The awards, now in their 8th year have become a very important fixture in the Jersey business calendar. Sean Pritchard of Jersey Enterprise, commented: ‘These awards are important for many businesses – they recognise achievement and excellence as well as encouraging successful enterprise in Jersey. I am delighted that the team who managed last year’s gala event and the build up to it, will once again be at the helm.’

Last year’s awards saw a substantial number of entries, which were of an exceptionally high standard and the gala dinner, held at Fort Regent, was the largest and arguably one of the most successful to date with more than 800 attendees. The speaker selected by the team, Lord Sebastian Coe, was also very well received.

Andrew Lewis, Managing Director, Image Group, added: ‘We are looking forward to this year’s awards which we hope will be the most successful yet. Image Group has been associated with the event since its inception, we believe passionately in the importance of celebrating success of Jersey’s thriving enterprise culture. The awards scheme will officially launch towards the end of the summer which will be followed with a proactive campaign aimed at encouraging individuals and organisations to put themselves forward.’

Christine Holmes of Profile Project Management, concluded: ‘Despite some business events falling from the calendar due to the current difficult economic climate, the Enterprise Awards has been able to build on its past success. Consequently the gala presentation evening scheduled for early spring 2010 will be going ahead and will continue to prove that Jersey can punch well above its weight by staging an event which the island can be justly proud.’

The Enterprise Awards will be officially launched on 24th September. Deadline dates and entry criteria will be announced at the launch event.

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Issued by Rachael Crosby, Image PR, tel: 734444.

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For further information Contact Christine Holmes at @profilepm.com or visit www.jesreyawards.com