Be a Winner at the Independent Business Awards…

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Following the huge success of the 2008 Independent Marketing Awards, the eagerly awaited 2009 Awards are once again being staged in association with IER Magazine.

The awards programme has been designed to bring together the entire independent electrical industry in a celebration of the companies, innovations and people that are achieving the highest professional standards and helping to drive this dynamic industry forward.

Do you know of anyone in the electrical retailing industry who deserves to be recognised for the work that they do? If the answer is yes then read on, because it could be the first step towards them winning one of this year’s Independent Business Awards which are being held at the St Johns Hotel, in Solihull on the 25th of June.

We are now calling for entries from companies in the following award categories, for achievements which took place or were completed during 2008/09.  The judging panel will be looking for evidence of genuine excellence, both measurable and memorable, and for Guidance Notes and an Entry Form, please visit the newly launched, dedicated awards website:

Entry is FREE, so if you work for or know of, an organisation that has enjoyed some successes over the past 18 months, we look forward to hearing from YOU!  The deadline for all submissions is Friday 27th February 2009

Click here to view all the Awards Categories and their relevant Criteria

All finalists will benefit from a highly-effective and targeted form of promotion and visibility, prior to, during and after the event, so what have you got to lose… enter your company today!


  • Entry forms can be obtained from
  • You may enter as many categories as you wish
  • You may nominate your own company, or another that you know or work with
  • All completed entries must be received by no later than 17h00 on Friday 27th February 2009 with all supporting material arriving at the Datateam offices by Tuesday 3rd March 2009
  • Entries will be judged by a panel of independent adjudicators
  • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into with respect to those decisions
  • Category finalists will be promoted throughout March, April, May and June 2009 when the online voting facility will be available to your supporters
  • All winners will be announced at the awards dinner on 25th June 2009


Scheduled for the evening of 25th June 2009 the awards dinner promises to be an event not to be missed. Guests at the black tie event will enjoy a superb Champagne reception followed by some great food and wine, an exciting awards ceremony and superb after-dinner entertainment.  And if that’s not enough you will be encouraged to join us in the bar for more drinking and networking until the early hours when a Survivor’s Breakfast will be served at 02.00, for those still enjoying the party! We hope that you’ll join us for a glittering night of business and entertainment as the whole electrical industry gather together to celebrate and mark the achievements of companies and individuals.  Reward your team for its hard work, entertain your key clients and network with your industry colleagues at The 2009 Independent Business Awards.  Tables will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so to ensure you secure a prime position close to the action make sure you book now, simply call Hannah James TODAY on +44 (0)1622 699114 or email


There are a number of exciting and unique sponsorship opportunities available at the event for proactive companies to raise their profile. The 2009 awards programme will provide supporting organisations with a fully-integrated promotional campaign, comprising powerful pre-& post-event messaging and branding, and an impressive presence at the event itself. Once again these opportunities will be allocated on a first come first served basis so make sure you are at the front of the queue to avoid disappointment, simply call Linda Dorling TODAY on +44 (0)1252 682634 or email

Enter online now at

For further information on how to enter your company, application, product or service into this year’s awards programme, please contact:

Hannah James

T: +44 (0)1622 699114

Independent Business Awards 2009
Datateam Publishing Limited
15A London Road, Maidstone
Kent ME16 8LY

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