Published 12th of May 2016
The Nottingham Post Business Awards, now in their 30th year, are one of the region’s most high profile business events. Designed to celebrate the success and achievement of Nottinghamshire’s thriving business community, the awards aim to recognise those who are putting the county on the map by making a positive contribution to the region.
Last week Shredall and SDS attended the Nottingham Post Business Awards 2016 at the East Midlands Conference Centre being shortlisted as a finalist for Small Business of the Year (no more than 75 full time staff) and Entrepreneur of the Year.
Marketing Manager – Charlotte Williams quotes - “Putting Shredall and SDS forward for an award can secure lots of benefits and values beyond the trophy and title. Being chosen from hundreds of companies to a finalist is a fantastic achievement”
"We're absolutely thrilled - we know it's really hard to get shortlisted for any of these awards – so to get to the final for two categories is fantastic."
Nik Williams, Company Sales Director comments “Credibility is the number 1 factor for customers in determining whether they want to do business with you, being shortlisted for an award helps hugely with this”
“We try our hardest to spread the word that we have been shortlisted by blogging and on social media, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Standing up and telling people at networking events and conferences. It is a great thing to be noticed for and so we try our hardest to make sure that people know. Attending a business awards evening is a great networking opportunity, and a perfect way of boosting morale as well as a great night out. There is no doubt that by attending these awards we can create opportunities that lead to business success.” Charlotte continues.
Nik Williams comments “Over 70% of the tables at the awards evening were either customers, clients, suppliers or prospects – simply being at the awards ceremony within a forum of our business peers is a successful opportunity to showcase what Shredall and SDS Document Storage and Scanning actually do. The right award raises our company profile and brand awareness. More than this, it provides recognition of our team’s hard work, bringing a positive and celebratory vibe, differentiating us from our competitors, and providing an independent seal of approval and quality.”
Managing Director Lloyd Williams quotes - "Positivity by our team is the reason we are continuously growing. Our dedicated team of professionals constantly care about our clients' total information management needs, going the extra mile to make it happen. We’d like to thank everyone at Shredall and SDS for their continued efforts. Reaching this stage of the competition as a finalist is a major achievement in itself and we’re extremely proud to be involved.”
Shredall and SDS have seen business grow by 17 per cent in the past year and the group is currently one of the largest independent privately-owned firms in the sector with 7,000 clients nationwide.
Since 1997, Shredall has pioneered confidential on-site data shredding, also providing confidential offsite shredding, IT and media destruction, and other services. SDS was launched in 2005 to provide safe and secure document storage and scanning for business records to offer customers Total Information Management.