YES that’s right folks it’s the launch of the 2011 Gainsborough Business Awards!
Once again the Standard is backing Langley’s solicitors in their bid to find out who is top of the heap.
And as your Captain I am urging you to get out there an nominate today.
It’s been another tough year for anyone trying to make a living in this here town, and this is one easy way you can support businesses locally.
As they say ‘a little bit of recognition goes a long way’.
And after last week’s rant about The Apprentice I was delighted to spot who was topping the bill for the awards do.
None other than 2010 Apprentice candidate Stuart Baggs.
Remember him? No?
Well if you do, don’t let that put you off.
If you don’t recall the chap he was the young fella who said he had a ‘field of ponies waiting to charge at Lord Sugar’.
So if supporting your fellow businesses and saying thank you for their recognition and hard work isn’t enough of a reason to support the awards, you might be in with a chance of meeting Stuart ‘the brand’ Baggs.
Mr Baggs shot to fame after the show, being one of the few candidates that some couch potatoes can just about recall.
The Isle of Man dwelling businessman even has over 36,000 followers on Twitter now.
Perhaps he can give me a hint or two about raising my following.
I for one am looking forward to the opportunity to pick his brains about business and how I can turn by page into a money-spinner.
So far any appeals I’ve made for cash, cakes and Cuban cigars seem to have fallen on deaf ears.
In fact, all I’ve managed to swindle from readers is a pink bobble hat (very nice) some dried meat, and a year’s supply of Fisherman’s Friend!
Note: Packets are still available if you can spot the knitted Captain in and around Gainsborough.
So you lucky readers might be able to look out for some changes to this page in September.
Once I have picked Mr Bagg’s brain (I don’t anticipate this taking long) I will no doubt be passing off his money spinning ideas as my own.
For full details on this story see page four of this week’s Standard.
I do hope the moaning whingers of Gainsborough will rise to the occasion, leave the apathy at the door, and get some nominations in.
The ‘brand’ Captain