UK: The O2 X Awards 2008 include an honour for business achievement in music, writes David Davies. Now in its fifth year, the O2 X Awards are designed to recognise the achievements of the "best of British entrepreneurs and small businesses". Submissions can be made through the dedicated web-page, via self-nomination or recommendation by others.
Amidst other categories for Fashion, Technology & Innovation and Food & Drink, the O2 X Award for Music will be given to "a business with vision and strong leadership that demonstrates an understanding of new, different and better ways of how we incorporate music in our lives."
The overall winner will receive a _10,000 prize and the prestigious title of 2008 O2 X Entrepreneur of the Year. Additionally, each national category winner (Food & Drink, Fashion, Technology & Innovation and Music) will receive business mentoring from an industry figure from their category and a profile in their category's media partner publication.
"The O2 X Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate all the hard work of talented and inspirational small businesses in the UK today," said Simon Devonshire, head of SME Marketing at O2. "O2 is passionate about helping businesses achieve their goals, and the O2 X Awards provide an invaluable platform for businesses to highlight their achievements at a local and national level.
For more information and to make an entry, click on the link below. Submissions can also be made in writing to Sally Beamand, O2 X Awards 2008, 260 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 4DX. There is also the option of emailing O2Xawards@02.com for an entry form.
The deadline for entries in September 1st.