Date published: 20th December 2018

There is still time to submit entries for the annual North Norfolk Business Awards.

There are eight categories in the awards, which are being organised by North Norfolk District Council.

The winners of the prestigious awards (#NNBA19) will be unveiled at a glittering ceremony in February, with a closing date of January 6 for entries.

Lovewell Blake is the latest name to join the roster of sponsors, supporting the Agriculture, Horticulture & Countryside category.

The 2018 awards, which were held back in February, saw scores of entries, and the competition will be even stronger this time.

Following feedback, the number of categories has been increased to eight with the introduction of a Small Business award. It means that businesses of all sizes and in all sectors should be able to find a suitable category to enter. The awards are free to enter.

Cllr Sarah Butikofer, Leader of North Norfolk District Council and Leader of the Lib Dem Group at NNDC, said: “There are so many fantastic businesses across the district, and these awards allow us to shine the spotlight on them.

“It takes only a few minutes to submit an entry, and it gives businesses the opportunity to shout about their successes, their employees and their growth – and, of course, the chance to pick up a trophy on the night.”

Cllr John Lee, Leader of the Conservative Group at NNDC, said: “I know how well these awards were received first time around. I’m delighted we’re giving North Norfolk businesses the opportunity to showcase their successes, and I’d encourage as many as possible to get involved.”

Cllr John Rest, Leader of the Independent Group at NNDC, said: “I would encourage all local businesses of all sizes to enter the awards. A lot of very hard work goes into running a business, and not only will your staff appreciate the recognition given just by entering, your customers and clients will be proud to associate with you.”

The full list of sponsors is Eastlaw, the Fakenham & Wells Times, Lovewell Blake, Menta, New Anglia LEP, the North Norfolk News and Thursford Christmas Spectacular.

The awards night will again be hosted by Chris Sargisson, Chief Executive of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce.

The full list of categories is Agriculture, Horticulture & Countryside; Business Growth; Environment; Innovation; New Business; Small Business; Tourism & Hospitality; and Young People & Skills.

Entries can be submitted until January 6. To enter, please visit www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/nnba

Last updated: 20th December 2018