Black Bear to judge prestigious North West awards

April 27, 2017 - 9:00am

Black Bear to judge prestigious North West awards

Black Bear IT Solutions’ managing director Richard Alford will join the judging panel for this year's prestigious regional E3 Business Awards. Designed to celebrate achievement in the fields of enterprise, education and employment (the three Es), the awards recognise companies and individual entrepreneurs who are making a positive contribution to local communities and the wider regional economy.

Alford was invited to be a judge ‘because he has considerable experience of business leadership, business support and the retail industry’, and the organisers felt that his expertise would be invaluable when the time comes to assess the shortlisted nominees. Speaking on behalf of the organisers 1 Events Media, Managing Director Mubarak Chati said: "I'm very pleased that Richard has agreed to act as judge for the Awards. His skills and experience will be an important addition to what is already a very distinguished panel."

Alford added: “I'm delighted to be judging these awards for the first time, as I believe it is important to recognise the fantastic contribution SMEs make in the North West. There are some excellent businesses and people, so it’s not going to be an easy task and I expect some tough competition!”

More than 500 delegates from different sectors, industries and backgrounds are expected to attend the awards dinner. They will include business owners, economic development specialists, academics, business support professionals and others.

The awards evening will take place on 13th July at the Macron Stadium in Bolton.