Blog 53

Degree 53 has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2014 E3 Business Awards, which will be held at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton on 18th September.

We were selected from amongst hundreds of nominees across the North West to become one of the four finalists for the prestigious New Business Start Up of the Year category.

This is testament to the work and commitment of our people and the exceptional results that we delivered in our first year of trading. We are now a few months into our second year and we are on course to beat our challenging targets. It’s always a tremendous honour to be recognised in this way and it’s a humbling experience to be shortlisted alongside great businesses in the North West. We are growing fast and are looking to recruit great people and this kind of recognition helps to position us as a destination employer for talented candidates.

Speaking on behalf of 1 Events Media, which has developed and organised the awards, Managing Director Mubarak Chati said: "Last year marked the launch of the E3 Awards and we were very impressed then by the number and calibre of the nominees, but this year, we've seen even more. Perhaps it's testament to a recovering economy or just to the relentless 'can do' spirit that characterises the North West, but whatever the reason, the quality of entrants has been superb.

"We've had hundreds of nominations, and they've come from right across the region: Manchester to Merseyside, Cumbria to Cheshire. It's astonishing to witness the effort and ingenuity of so many individuals and organisations because so much commendable work has clearly been done. In compiling the shortlist, the Nominations Panel certainly had an unenviable task and for Degree 53 to have secured a place in the final is an achievement of which it should be very proud."

More information about the E3 Business Awards, including a full list of finalists, can be found at

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