With the deadline approaching at the end of the month, companies now have less than three weeks to enter the Harrogate Advertiser Series Business Awards.
The awards, now in their eleventh year, recognise and celebrate some of the region’s best and brightest business stars.
Series editor Jean MacQuarrie said: “The Harrogate District is one of the most prolific areas in the UK for start-ups, and we also have our fair share of established multi-nationals too.
“Wetherby, Tadcaster and the other parts of our circulation area are vibrant too. There are so many business success stories out there, and it’s always a real joy to read about them.
“There are now less than three weeks to go till the deadine, so we hope that more people than ever will be inspired to enter the awards before it’s too late and share their stories with us.”
The awards are open to businesses trading from the circulation areas of the Harrogate Advertiser series of newspapers, an area of more than 500 square miles that stretches from Northallerton in the north to South Milford in the south, and from the top end of Nidderdale in the west almost to York in the east.
There are 13 categories, and businesses and individuals may enter in as many as they like:
l Best Small Company
l Best Medium Company
l Best Large Company
l HBC ‘Celebrating New Business’ Award
l Best Rural Business
l Family Business of the Year
l Tourism Award
l Best Company Website
l Employer of the Year
l Employee of the Year
l Young Entrepreneur of the Year
l Business Personality of the Year
l Lifetime Achievement Award
Entry is free and the closing date is February 29. Shortlists will be published shortly after judging in early March.
The black-tie awards ceremony – one of the highlights of the region’s business calendar – will be held on Thursday, April 14 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate.