Nominate NOW for the Gainsborough Business Awards 2013

Gainsborough Business Awards 2012. Winners of the award for Gainsborough Business of the Year were R H Smith and Sons (Wigmakers) Ltd G120907-1j

Gainsborough Business Awards 2012. Winners of the award for Gainsborough Business of the Year were R H Smith and Sons (Wigmakers) Ltd G120907-1j

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The Gainsborough Business Awards have returned for 2013 to celebrate the wealth of great entrepreneurial talent in our area - so get nominating now.

The event has proven a huge success in recent years - and the Standard is thrilled to once again be sponsoring the ‘Best Customer Service’ category.

The team at Langleys Solicitors LLP

The team at Langleys Solicitors LLP

Award organisers Langleys Solicitors LLP will be accepting applications from this week for the fourth annual Gainsborough Business Awards.

The awards have become a highlight of the town’s business calendar and the organisers are expecting a bumper crop of entries from local firms that have great stories to tell about their outstanding achievements.

Danielle Lister, from Langleys Solicitors LLP, said that she has high hopes for the quality of entries.

“The Gainsborough Business Awards are going from strength to strength and each year we see the quality of submissions keeps getting better,” she said.

“A lot of businesses in the town and the surrounding areas really value the awards and go all out to win because it has become such an accolade.”

Sponsor Shaun Cole from Ideafuel Creative, added: “There are so many fantastic local organisations that are spearheading the growth of Gainsborough’s business economy and they rightly deserve to receive the recognition that the awards bring.”

A number of local companies will be sponsoring the individual awards. These include Freewatt, which will sponsor the award for Best Use of Innovation/Technology; West Lindsey District Council, sponsoring the Outstanding Contribution to the Community award; Gainsborough College, which will sponsor Gainsborough Business Person of the Year; the Gainsborough Standard, sponsoring the Best Customer Service Award and Wright Vigar, sponsoring the award for Gainsborough Small Business of the Year. Langleys Solicitors LLP will be sponsoring the award for Gainsborough Business of the Year and Ideafuel Creative will sponsor Gainsborough Best New Business.

Sponsors of the event also include The White Heather and The Florist.

The Standard has been involved with the awards since their inception, and editor Ben Green said it was both a pleasure and a privilege to be involved in recognising Gainsborough’s talented business people once again.

“We at the Gainsborough Standard are proud to be a paper at the heart of the community that serves the local readership by tending to the issues that matter to you,” he said.

“Therefore, we couldn’t be more delighted to be involved in celebrating the passion, dedication, skills and success of business men and women from in and around the area.”

He continued: “Each and every day, your Standard reports on the latest developments and achievements of local businesses, and it is no secret that Gainsborough is an area brimming with entrepreneurial talent.”

“To be sponsoring the Best Customer Service Award once again means everything. We understand the importance of good customer care and this award seemed the natural choice for us.” He added: “Now, we need readers and local businesses to take this golden opportunity to tell us all about the good work they are doing each and every day.”

To nominate a business for the Best Customer Service Award ONLY, email newsroom@gainsboroughstandard.co.uk or pick up this week’s Standard to fill a special coupon and send it to: Best Customer Service Award, 5-7 Market Place, Gainsborough, DN21 2BP.

To nominate a business or individual for ALL OTHER categories or for further information, go to www.gainsboroughbusinessawards.com or contact Danielle Lister at Danielle.lister@langleys.com.

Gainsborough businesses have until Friday 16th August to get their applications in (for categories except Best Customer Service) and the winners of the awards will be revealed at a black tie event on Thursday 12th September