This year’s Isle of Man Newspapers’ Awards for Excellence launched with a sponsors’ lunch at the Claremont Hotel.
Isle of Man Newspapers’ deputy chairman Trudi Williamson said: ‘The Awards for Excellence is now in its 11th year and we are delighted to welcome three new award category sponsors: Equiom, Old Mutual, Manx Telecom and Mylchreest’s.
‘We have recognised more than 300 local companies since the awards started and we so enjoy this unique opportunity to recognise success for companies, individuals, the public sector and the charitable sector.
‘The Awards for Excellence is a community event and we are delighted that everybody can take part and can come along and enjoy the event on the night.
‘We have been working very closely with the Department of Economic Development following its very successful ISLEXPO event promoting the island.
‘At their suggestion we have introduced a brand new award category this year: New Business/Innovation and Digital Champion.
‘The Digital Champion Award is aimed at celebrating companies and individuals who are developing the technologies of the future.
‘These may be the so-called disruptive technologies which will change the way we live and do business in quite radical ways but will, ultimately, offer benefits to us all.
‘We hope that we will get lots of entries in this new category and all the other award categories – we are aiming for a record year of celebrating the island’s success.’
The 16 award categories offer opportunities to enter for companies, individuals, the public sector and charitable organisations.
The full list of award categories and sponsors is as follows:
The Claremont Award for Business Person 2016
The AXA Wealth International Award for Charity, Cultural & Social Enterprise 2016
The Baker Tilly Isle of Man Award for Company 2016
The Domicilium (IoM) Award for Corporate Social Responsibility 2016
The Old Mutual International Award for Customer Service 2016
The PokerStars Award for Digital Champions 2016
The Isle of Man Government Award for Freedom to Flourish 2016
The Derivco Isle of Man Award for Innovation and Independent Thinking 2016
The Thomas Miller Investment (IoM) Ltd Award for International Business 2016
The Manx Telecom Award for New Business/Innovation 2016
The Sure Award for Public Sector Achievement 2016
The Tynwald Mills Award for SME 2016
The RBS International Award for Teamwork 2016
The Microgaming Award for Technology 2016
The Mylchreest’s Award for Volunteer of the Year 2016
The Equiom (Isle of Man) Limited Award for Young Achiever 2016
The closing date for entering this year’s Awards for Excellence is Monday, September 26.