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biz4Biz Awards 2020 cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic

biz4Biz Awards cancelled due to coronavirus concerns

We are acutely aware of the increasing number of people affected by the coronavirus currently and that the UK’s epidemic could follow the same course as Italy and other EU countries. As a consequence, the biz4Biz board has decided to cancel the Awards judging for week commencing the 23 March and the gala dinner on the 15 May 2020.

We will keep a very close eye over the coming weeks and months as to the likely outcome and effect of this virus and will announce in May our intention to provide alternative dates. We trust that you fully understand the reasons for our decision and despite the disappointment, the health and safety of all those involved, is of paramount importance to biz4Biz.

We appreciate the superb support from a record number of nominees this year and we ask you to kindly consider your ongoing support for the biz4Biz Awards, when it is safe to do so.

Adrian Hawkins


Sponsored by Barclays



biz4Biz Connexions

biz4Biz Connexions is a new, exciting networking club for senior managers, directors and CEOs of Herts-based businesses.


Digital Frontiers: Our Futures

Thursday, 19 March 2020 at Needham House Hotel

This event has been cancelled due to advice given by the UK government of preventing the spread of coronavirus.



Insight magazine — issue 20, Winter 2019

The Winter Edition of Insight magazine is now with us.

Features include:

  • Returning for its fourth year the biz4Biz Awards, sponsored by Barclays, has now officially been launched. Find out how your business can enter.
  • Alan Clark shares stories from his life and the inspiration behind his extraordinary scale models.
  • Hertfordshire SMEs can get enterprising' with the launch of a new business support programme.
  • Karen Fletcher from Longmores outlines how you could buy a property for one of your children - avoid the pitfalls with Karen's clear, concise advice.
  • Find new clients with advice from Your Sales Dept.
  • Richard Dilley from George Hay explains the importance of due diligence when buying a business.
  • Tom Broadhurst from Richmond House Investment Management highlights the drawbacks of passive investing.
  • And much more.



biz4Biz Insight magazine cover

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