CBI Inspirational SME Award 2012
Are you proud of your company and do you strongly believe your story can inspire others? In that case you are the perfect candidate for our new competition designed for inspiring SMEs.

The Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) is proud to announce its first "Inspirational SME award" competition.CBI will start this initiative to praise and bring the spotlight on the promising SMEs which have undertaken innovative actions to improve their overall performance. The current challenge for SMEs is to stay focused and develop while establishing environmental sustainability, continue to work innovatively, improve buyer cooperation and generate a positive and lasting social impact.

If you recognize yourself in the following description, then go to our WHY AND HOW TO APPLY section. We are looking for those SMEs which have proven to go that extra mile and have achieved progress in one of the four different categories. They set an example in their sectors and deserve to be rewarded. These companies therefore are role models that can inspire and convince other SMEs of the importance and possibilities of innovative improved business practices.

How are the winners selected?

The verdict of a jury of professionals complemented with votes from the audience will decide on the winners. The jury will be looking for inspiring innovative SMEs that solve problems and provide solutions for the individual companies as well as the society/environment at large.
Why should I participate?
In addition to the exposure participating in the awards generates through the CBI's website/international media and buyers network, your company also has the chance to win a completely financed corporate film in which your inspirational story will be shown.

The award is open for applications from those SMEs that have previously participated or are currently participating in one of CBI programmes. There are no restrictions regarding the location or sector the SMEs are currently operating in.
Interested SMEs are invited to apply till November 4th, 2012.
The winners will be announced on December 10th, 2012.
Please visit the CBI Website on www.cbi.eu
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