‘THERE is still time to make the deadline’

That is the message from Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce  who are urging business  owners to enter the Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards. 

The cut-off date for entries is February  12  at, and the awards are open to individuals or large employers.

Organisers, Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce, say entries have come in thick and fast during the first few weeks but there are a few categories that are light on applications. 

The  message is: ‘there is still time to make the deadline!’.

A spokesman for Sedgemoor District Council, who are sponsoring the awards, said: “The benefits of entering the Awards, which have a range of different categories, include attending a gala evening celebrating local success and the publicity that comes from being judged a leader in your chosen field. 

“Past winners have found that the process of entering has helped raise staff morale as well as being an excuse to take a look at what has been achieved over the year and recognise outstanding performance from teams and individuals.”

The process has been simplified recently and businesses are being encouraged to check the awards website and contact the Chamber if they need help with their entries.

Among the categories that businesses might like to consider are the Year’s Best Employer, Charity of the Year, Innovative Business, Family Business and New Business. The Awards will be presented at a Dinner in the McMillan Theatre on March 21.

Alongside the district council, sponsors of the event include accountants Milsted Langdon, Bridgwater Gateway, Bridgwater & Taunton College and solicitors Clarke Willmott with a number of other local businesses and organisations sponsoring individual awards.

If you know a business that deserves recognition, you work for one or you run one visit http://www.sedgemoorbusinessawards.org.uk/