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Double CBI award nomination for Enable

Filed as AwardsPosted October 20, 2003

Enable’s parent company, DCS Europe, has been nominated for two awards in the CBI/Real Business Growing Business Awards.

DCS chief executive Denys Shortt has been named as a finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year category for his huge efforts and success in building and driving six companies within the DCS Europe Group—DCS Central, Export Brands, En Brands, DCS Packaging Services, DCS Property and Enable Software—while DCS itself has been nominated in the Technology in Business category.

"These nominations are always a surprise, and while it may appear that each time a nomination or an award comes our way it means we have succeeded or reached the conclusion of our efforts, it actually works the other way round: we may have worked hard to succeed—but we’re actually hungry for even greater improvement," said Denys Shortt.

The Entrepreneur of the Year category, supported by Allied Irish Bank (GB), is a major accolade for the winner. This award will be won by a truly impressive individual who has contributed to their company, industry sector and community.

The judges—led by Digby Jones (pictured right), Director-General of the CBI—will be looking for an individual whose contribution to their company, community and the wide economy is both extraordinary—and measurable.

The Technology in Business award, supported by Vodafone recognises that the dot-com bubble may have burst, but many businesses are still deploying technology to drive growth and success. The award identifies and celebrates small and mid-sized companies that put technology at the heart of their business—and see improved performance, and increased sales and profits as a result.

The judges are looking for companies that have been galvanised and transformed by the effective use of information and communications technology. In particular, they will look for:

  • A clear and innovative strategy.
  • Imaginative use of internal and external resources.
  • Powerful and measurable results—such as additional sales, access to new markets, or enhanced productivity and/or profitability.

The awards dinner takes place on Thursday December 4, 2003 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

The Growing Business Awards have set the gold standard for Britain’s entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial companies employing between one and 500 employees.

Backed by Real Business, the leading UK magazine for growing companies, and the CBI, the voice of British business, the Awards are unique in their independence and in their being open to both individuals and companies.

Categories & sponsors:

  • New Product of the Year, Trade Partners UK
  • International Initiative of the Year, Royal Mail
  • Most Promising Young Company, The Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Innovative Company of the Year, Investors in People
  • Technology in Business, Vodafone
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, Allied Irish Bank
  • Company of the Year, KPMG
  • Entrepreneurs’ Entrepreneur, Grant Thornton
Double CBI award nomination for Enable

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