Deadline extended for MK Business Achievement Awards

MPMC Bill Turnbull
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Here is the news – Bill Turnbull looks forward to hosting the Milton Keyes Business Achievement Awards – and the entry deadline has been extended.

Popular news presenter and TV personality Bill Turnbull says he is delighted to be the host of Milton Keynes’ inaugural Business Achievement Awards.

“I am really looking forward to what should be a great evening and meeting the Milton Keynes

business community,” said the award-winning presenter.

The Business Achievement Awards is presented by the Milton Keynes Business Leaders Partnership.

Spokesman, Philip Smith, said: “The past few months have been hectic for

businesses large and small, not least with the bad weather and so the entry deadline has been

extended in order to process the late surge in entries.

“We want the awards to highlight all areas of business endeavour, including: international trade;

environmental and corporate sustainability; and logistics and distribution and it would be a shame for

organisations to miss out on having their achievements recognised. We will continue to accept entries

until Thursday, 20 February”

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The glittering black tie event takes place on March 20 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, stadiummk,

where the best of business in the MK postcode area will be recognised.

Bill Turnbull, a Wycombe Wanderers FC fan says the awards venue, within the MK Dons’ stadium

complex will be particularly interesting to him.

“There is a bit of a north Bucks, south Bucks friendly rivalry between the two clubs and it will be great

to see the Dons’ home ground again.

“I’ve visited the stadium and Milton Keynes before, and am looking forward to going back.”

Bill, who used to live in Buckinghamshire, is a regular on our TV screens but his career began

reporting for local radio in Scotland, before moving to London’s LBC and Capital Radio then to Radio

4 and Breakfast Time, covering some of the biggest stories for BBC News. He has been presenting BBC Breakfast since 2008 and now he is often partnered with Susanna Reid,

who like Bill has appeared on Strictly Come Dancing. In 2005, Bill was a contestant in the third series

of the BBC dancing competition, paired with Karen Hardy.

Does that mean he will be taking to the dance floor for the post awards celebrations?

Bill says: “Sadly not. I hung up my dancing shoes some time ago…”

To book a table or seats at the Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards visit the website:

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-

award activities.

Net proceeds from the awards dinner on March 20 will go to a charity fund administered by Milton

Keynes Community Foundation to foster business.

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