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MIA calls for nominations for Business Excellence Awards -Motorsport industry’s ‘Oscars’ evening announced

02 Nov 2012

The Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) unveiled its prestigious Business Excellence Awards for 2012, by asking for nominations for all the award categories from the industry at large. The awards will be presented at the annual MIA dinner, held at the Autosport International Show on 10th January, 2013.

2012 has been another year of achievement and excellence for the British motorsport industry. These highly respected and much sought-after awards include Service to the Industry, Export Achievement, Technology and Innovation, New Markets, Small Business of the Year, Teamwork and overall Business of the Year. Winners last year included Ricardo, Red Bull Racing, DC Electronics, and Flybrid Systems, amongst others.

Lifeline Fire and Safety won the New Markets category for 2011 and managing director, Jim Morris, noted: “The Business Excellence Awards have been a great help to Lifeline in recognising our work and shining a spotlight on us. We’re also using it in our pitches to defence contractors and to the motorsport sector, so it’s been a real coup for us.”

Anders Hildebrand, managing director of Anglo American Oil Company, collected the Small Business of the Year Award last year and said: “It was great for us to win the award and be recognised by the MIA for our hard work across the industry. Indeed, it has strengthened our reputation in front of key influencers and stakeholders in the motorsport sector.”  

Paul Atkin, business development manager at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground added: “It meant a lot to us to win the MIA Service to the Industry Award last year. Unbeknownst to us a prospective client that we had been wooing attended the awards dinner and was present when we collected our award. The following day we received the call to say we had won the contract, we believe that being recognised by the MIA award helped to seal the deal.

“We have also included recognition of our award win in our email signatures. This has helped in our ongoing communications with the local council who see it as confirmation of our creditability as an important local business.”

Chris Aylett, CEO of the MIA, added: “Our Awards will again recognise the very best organisations in the global motorsport sector, and are the only awards of their kind in the world.  I never cease to be amazed by the initiative, flair and vision of the winners - the MIA Business Excellence Awards are a way of rewarding that endeavour. I encourage everyone to nominate their best supplier for an award.”

To make a nomination before December 7th, or for more information on the MIA’s 2012 Business Excellence Awards click here.

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