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Only one week left to enter the Grantham Journal Business Awards




The deadline for entries and nominations into the Grantham Journal Business Awards 2020 is fast approaching.

There is just one week left to put forward a worthy business or person for a coveted award – so don’t delay, nominate now!

As announced last week, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of the awards ceremony at Arena UK in Allington, which had been due to take place in February.

Grantham Journal Business Awards (21094625)
Grantham Journal Business Awards (21094625)

But your nominations have not gone to waste – we are still pushing ahead with the judging process and will instead recognise our winners with a smaller gathering in Grantham in January. This will ensure we can follow social distancing guidelines while still making sure our winning businesses and runners-up get the recognition they deserve.

There are 12 awards up for grabs, so no matter what your line of business there’s bound to be a category for you.

Judges are keen to get started on the process of drawing up their shortlist of three nominees in each category.

Chair of the judging panel Nigel Rivers, of Pentangle Engineering, said: “As a business owner myself, I appreciate that the extremely difficult times we are seeing makes it very hard to trade, let alone grow a business and make future plans. To still be working is a blessing in itself and I am sure that we will all see a change in how businesses react and re-shape to suit the times.

“With that in mind, we have to try and keep positive and help each other as much as possible, where we can.

“The Grantham Journal Business Awards has always been an exciting and enjoyable event, bringing the businesses together and highlighting some of the amazing companies that Grantham has to offer.

“Although it is not possible to hold the event as we have known before, the Journal is still determined to highlight and reward the local businesses who have served and supported Grantham and its residents so well.

“There is one week left to get all of your nominations in for this year’s awards. So please show your thanks and support to those, who you feel, deserve it.”As judges, we really look forward to the next part of the process. It is always very difficult, but also inspiring and in some cases very heart-warming.

“Good luck to everyone and thank you. Take care and stay safe.”

For further details, including sponsorship, email sharron.marriott@iliffepublishing.co.uk

HOW TO ENTER / NOMINATE

Our dedicated awards website – www.granthambusinessawards.co.uk – is open for nominations and entries made by completing a simple form.

Each nominee/entrant will then receive a comprehensive application pack, which they will be asked to complete and return. These applications will be scrutinised by our judges in order to draw up their shortlist.

Three shortlisted finalists in each category will go forward. They will be interviewed by judges from our expert panel.

Any business within the Grantham Journal’s news coverage area is eligible.

Businesses can enter a maximum of three categories and readers can also nominate, giving as much information as possible.

The deadline for entries/nominations is 5pm on Friday, November 6.

Completed comprehensive applications must be returned by Friday, November 13.



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