Welcome to the biz4Biz website

biz4Biz provides a coherent voice for businesses in Hertfordshire. We aim to influence and shape policymaking and encourage investment in Hertfordshire by engaging with local and central government, relevant public sector bodies and local organisations to promote the county of Hertfordshire as a great place to live and do business.

biz4Biz awards

Impartial, expertly judged and open to all those involved in a business based in Hertfordshire.

The biz4Biz Awards are the first of their kind and are impartial, independent awards that can be won by anyone involved in a business in Hertfordshire. The aim of the biz4Biz Awards is to seek out examples of being the best at what we do.

Online nomination and voting will take place from the beginning of September to the end of December 2016. Nominees from the Top 20 will then be invited to attend a judging day at a Hertfordshire hotel during January 2017.

The glittering biz4Biz Awards ceremony takes place on Friday 3 March 2017 at the Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, Welwyn, Hertfordshire and will be hosted by the Rt Hon Michael Portillo.

All nominees will have the opportunity to publicise on the biz4Biz Awards website with award winners having full, on-going publicity, following the ceremony.

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biz4Biz Awards

Forthcoming events

biz4Biz Connexions

Thursday 19 January, 2017 at the Needham House Hotel

biz4Biz Connexions is a new, exciting networking club for senior managers, directors and CEOs of Herts-based businesses. There are no annual fees to be a member of Connexions nor complex rules.

Our guest speaker is Paul Attridge, Tax Associate at Moore Stephens Northern Home Counties Limited. Moore Stephens is a top ten accounting and advisory network, with offices in the UK and members across the globe. Paul's talk is about tax strategies that encourage growth, investment and innovation in businesses

More about this event

biz4Biz magazine

biz4Biz Insight is packed with thought-provoking articles, news and comment. We have a wide variety of interesting columnists and guest writers giving their views on a range of topics and issues that affect the SME business community.

In the November 2016 issue:

  • biz4Biz Awards Launch event
  • Networking with biz4Biz ConneXions
  • Polygraph First UK - Ian Duffield explains the technicalities of 'lie detecting'
  • Meet the biz4Biz Awards sponsors
  • John O'Conner - growing success through apprenticeships
  • Find out how Stuart Charter made Aztek a successful business
  • Liz Fitzgerald from Vincent Gorbing shares her foodie thoughts
  • Read about the good food and service at Needham House
  • Discover what the Live and Let Live has to offer
  • Hart Kitchen - a fantastic way to train aspiring chefs in Hitchin
  • The Oak Suite - brand new conference venue at Aubrey Park Hotel
  • Commercial property - Rachael Spalton outlines how the market has been affected by Brexit
  • Geoff Stillwell from Brown & Lee tells us all about what inspires him
  • Brexit brakes - Adrian Hawkins shares his views on leaving the EU
  • And much more
Read the latest magazine

 

biz4Biz Insight magazine cover

Read our latest blog posts

The Insurance Act – what businesses need to know

Written by Andrew Sykes, Director of biz4Biz and Managing Director of RHG Insurance.

The Act ushers in a more modern regime for the industry by updating the 100-year-old regulations governing contracts between businesses and insurers. The government believes that updating the regulations will lend transparency to the industry and lower the number of legal disputes, better equipping UK insurers to survive against global competitors who have already adopted more modern regimes for governing insurance.

Read the full blog here >>

Hertfordshire is one of the best for prosperity and inclusion

Written by Adrian Hawkins, Co-founder & Chairman biz4Biz, Chairman Weldability Sif (established 1925), Director & Trustee of the Weldability Sif Foundation, Main Board Member Herts LEP, Chair of the Skills and Employment Board, Chairman and Trustee of the Hart Schools Trust.

The Government has decided that in 2020, business rates, currently valued at £23bn nationally, will be paid to local authorities rather than delivered to central government as they are now.

Read the full blog here >>

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