'Vibrant firms can make a difference'
The Heart of the Community Award is being sponsored by De Montfort University.
Professor David Wilson, the university's deputy vice-chancellor, said: "As a university with close links to business in Leicestershire and nationally, we try to instil in our students the desire to give back to the community.
"Last year, 2,200 of our students undertook various volunteering roles, so we really mean it when we say we are proud to sponsor this award and encourage businesses to help make a difference.
"The award honours businesses who continue to offer the community around them a very real benefit, contributing to the overall success of other businesses, groups and individuals.
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"De Montfort University shares many of the values represented by the award and is pleased to sponsor a category that highlights the positive impact and influence of businesses for those around them.
"For De Montfort University, the awards are an excellent opportunity to celebrate the vast array of businesses that have continued to succeed despite the economic challenges. The county's business stability continues to strengthen, allowing Leicestershire to be recognised as one of the regions that underpins a nationwide commercial community.
"The Heart of the Community Award reflects many of the values we as a university hold dear – celebrating excellence, rewarding community spirit and working in partnership.
"This accolade recognises the vital role that businesses can play in transforming communities and shows how, working together, we can achieve more than by working alone, as well as making a real difference to people's lives.
"The awards look at the previous year's success, as well as the future of the business community and De Montfort University are looking forward to congratulating the winner and finalists of the Heart of the Community Award."