Bedford Blues are proud to announce we have been shortlisted for the Marketing Campaign of the Year Award in Bedfordshire Business Awards 2016.

The awards, launched by Beds on Sunday and sponsored by Barclays, recognise hardworking local businesses achieving success in our community.

From almost 200 entries, category judges have whittled the entrants down to the final three. Just one business will walk away with each prestigious title come the gala awards evening in November.

Blues Operations Manager, Gareth Alred, said: “We are delighted to be nominated for this award, we are very lucky to have superb supporters throughout this community and appreciate the recognition of this nomination.

“The particular marketing campaign around 2016-17 Season Tickets and new Print @ Home Ticket System has yielded great success with the number of members increasing substantially on the back of a great season on the pitch. Online sales on the new system have also set off well.

“None of this would be possible without a small, but great off field team and the sensational season the players and coaching staff delivered last season.”

Sarah Cox, editor of Bedfordshire on Sunday, said: “We are thrilled to have received such fantastic entries in our very first year launching BoS’ Bedfordshire Business Awards. It just goes to show how many dedicated and successful business we have operating in this county.

“The standard is exceptionally high and we wish our worthy finalists all the very best of luck.”

The final decision will be made by a panel of core judges and winners will be announced on the night of the glittering awards ceremony, which takes place at Bedford Corn Exchange in November.

The core judging panel is comprised of: Cheryl Smart, Chief Executive of Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce; Sarah Cox, Editor of BoS; Richard Duxbury, Managing Director of LSN Media); Richard Fuller, MP for Bedford and Kempston and a member of the government’s business select committee; and Donna Minnett, area manager for headline sponsor, Barclays.

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