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How to improve your entry: Sustainable Development

We asked Richard Naylor from Harrison Spinks (winners of 2 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise last year in Sustainable Development and Innovation) if he would share his tips and advice in a 3 minute film. Richard told us he was visiting BIS the next day and would be delighted to help us out. It’s definitely worth a quick look if you are thinking about entering the Sustainable Development category this year.

Richard simplifies the process beautifully when he says before you do anything Google the definition of ‘The pillars of Sustainable Development’, it only takes a couple of minutes but it defines the meaning clearly.

Richard Naylor meets the Queen.
Richard Naylor meets the Queen.
From this starting point Richard breaks the entry form into logical chunks. For instance explain the management approach to how you run things in your business, the ‘environmental aspects’ of your business and your approach to ‘goods and services’.

Your commercial performance is weighed against your overall story you tell so make it a good one, better still make it a great one!

Is your business helping or contributing to your local community? Don’t be shy about putting details about this in your entry form. And don’t forget to include any examples of independent praise or testimonials if you have any.

Remember the competition closes on 30 September.

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