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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Applications Now Open for the 2017 IED Annual Awards

The Institute for Economic Development is now accepting applications for the 2017 awards for best practice.

It is a great opportunity to showcase the achievements of your organisation, raise your profile and standing in the economic development community and gain publicity through the Institute’s own PR mechanisms including an announcement at Conference, press releases and sharing of all best practice in an end of Awards economic development manual.

The awards are open to all corporate members whether in large or small / public or private organisations and open to all types of projects large or small.

Awards categories are:

Impact. Greatest economic impact – an award which recognises how economic fortunes have changed as a result of a project with impressive economic outcomes.

Innovation. Most innovative strategy – an award celebrating those strategies which dealt with an evidence based issue in what the judges regard as the most innovative manner.

Implementation. Best implementation – an award which recognises those projects where a strategy has been put in place and executed particularly efficiently and effectively.

Sustainability. Most sustainable outcome – this award will consider sustainability in terms of financial outcome (ie self-financing / cost reducing), social or environmental outcome. Clearly the more sustainable features the better.

The application will then be automatically included in the following three awards:

▪ Best small firm of the year in economic development (up to 25 staff)
▪ Best medium sized firm of the year (25-100 staff)
▪ Best large firm of the year in economic development


We are looking forward to receiving a high quality of applications which must be submitted before 30th September 2017. Interested organisations from the public and private sector alike can apply and the details can be accessed by clicking here.

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