Deadline for nominations for this year's Shropshire Chamber Business Awards approaching
There is less than a week to go before the deadline for nominations for this year's Shropshire Chamber Business Awards.
Army reservist Major Sandy Hennis, one of the six-woman Ice Maidens skiing team, will be guest speaker at the event which will celebrate the best of the county’s commerce and industry.
The Ice Maidens made the headlines when they became the first all-female team in the world to ski unaided coast-to-coast across Antarctica.
Organised by Shropshire Chamber of Commerce, the ceremony on June 15 will bring together hundreds of members of the Shropshire business community at Telford’s International Centre.
This year there are more categories to enter than ever before. In response to feedback from the business community, the new and small business awards have both been split into two, in recognition of the differing size of workforces.
There is also an environmental innovation category for the first time this year, for businesses which have introduced or developed innovative environmental practices, processes or technology either for use within their own business or the wider marketplace.
A new stand-alone manufacturing award is also on offer this year, splitting it away from the transport and logistics prize.
The John Clayton Award, in honour of the former chamber chief, will again be awarded this year to someone who has given outstanding service to the Shropshire business community.
Entries are now open for the competition by going to shropshirebusinessawards.co.uk, and are free.
The closing date is Friday, and shortlisted finalists will be announced in early May.
Each shortlisted business will then receive a visit from a panel of judges, before the winners will be announced at the Oscars-style ceremony.