And the winner is...
As awards fever builds in Hollywood, New York and London, MK is gearing up to hand out its own
glittering prizes at the Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards.
This week, the red carpet was rolled out at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at stadium:mk, the venue
for the black tie MKBAA event being held on March 20 and hosted by BBC presenter Bill Turnbull.
The event, on Wednesday, February 5, was the monthly City Breakfast Club, where local
business people were lobbied, movie mogul style, by Business Achievement Awards’ ‘co-director’,
Nicholas Mann of full service agency Interdirect.
Interdirect is supporting the awards with Milton Keynes Business Leaders Partnership (MKBLP).
Philip Smith, chairman of MKBLP, said: “These awards are for local businesses and we hope they will
come forward to share their achievements.”
Nicholas said: “Everyone loves success and the Business Achievement Awards will recognise the
epic contribution of business in the MK postcode area to the regional economy.
“But unlike awards in the film industry, where the best movies and movie people are nominated by a
committee, with the MK Business Achievement Awards you have to enter yourself.
“To have a chance of hearing the name of your business after the words ‘and the winner is...’ get your
entry in soon,” Nicholas said.
Entries should be with organisers by February 16, 2014 and they can be submitted easily online at
www.mkbaa.co.uk - where all entry details and information to book a table or individual seats can be
Major Milton Keynes businesses have been secured as the awards’ sponsors.
Shakespeares Solicitors, University Campus Milton Keynes and The Casino MK are headline
sponsors, with SEMLEP as general sponsor and DHL, MK Dons, MK Development Partnership,
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Cranfield University, Milton Keynes College, Evolution, Keens Shay Keens
MK, thecentre:mk, and The Open University as award category sponsors. Destination Milton Keynes, Volkswagen Group Leasing and Palladium Solutions are sponsoring non-
Proceeds from the awards dinner on March 20 will go to a charity fund administered by Milton
Keynes Community Foundation.
Stay up to date with the latest MK Business Achievement Awards news on Twitter by following
@MK_BAA and join the discussion on LinkedIn – search for Milton Keynes Business Achievement
Sponsors of the Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards and Breakfast Club attendees at the
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, stadium:mk