AN organisation at the centre of the Hertfordshire business community for 92 years, has given its support to the HDAs.
Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce, which has a membership of more than 1,000 businesses from across the county, has signed up as “Key Supporter” for the scheme, which is also backed by the Hertfordshire Mercury and Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership.
The Chamber – which lobbies all levels of government for the betterment of the county’s prospects – is based in Hatfield, the town chosen to host this year’s Presentation Evening in September.
Chief Executive Officer at Hertfordshire Chambers of Commerce, Yolanda Rugg, revealed she is “tremendously excited” about getting behind the HDAs.
“The development of Hertfordshire’s digital economy over the past few years has been one our county’s greatest recent achievements and I am delighted that businesses, charities and schools now have an opportunity to be recognised for their online work in this way.
“I am extremely proud of how businesses across Hertfordshire continue to embrace technology and find fresh and innovative ways to reach their customers.”
Robin Bailey, host and Chairman of the Judging Panel at the HDAs described the alliance with Hertfordshire Chambers as a “landmark deal”.
He added: “Endorsement from the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce is a extremely positive development for the HDAs.
“These awards have very quickly become much sought-after accolades which give businesses, charities and schools a genuine opportunity to get some serious recognition for their achievements.”
The HDAs have 16 categories including “Website”, “Mobile App”, “Responsive Website” and “Use of Social Media for Business”.
Entry to the HDAs – which is free and takes less than two minutes to complete – closes on July 22, 2016.
For more information about the membership benefits of Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce visit www.hertschamber.com