UTTOXETER businesses are being urged not to miss out on the prestige and high profile of being a Burton Mail awards winner.
The fifth Burton Mail Business Awards will be the best yet – according to the event director Dave Bryon and he's urging firms across Uttoxeter not to miss out on the benefits of being a winner.
He said: "There are some wonderful success stories in the East Staffordshire business community and firms should shout about their achievements.
"The Burton Mail Business Awards give them the chance to be recognised for the brilliant work they do
"The organising committee is delighted that we have now reached the landmark of our fifth year. When we launched in 2009 our main objectives were to create an event that was both professionally run and also had longevity.
"The continued support of our sponsors, many of whom have been with us from the start, is testimony to the fact we have achieved this.
"This year we will continue to generate a high level of entries from businesses and we would encourage firms in all sectors to take part."
There are 11 awards to be won, including the prestigious Business of the Year.
There are several categories in the Business Awards that are aimed at individuals.
This includes the Young Employee of the Year award and Employee of the Year award.
Other awards include the Best Customer Service Performance and the Environment Award.
The gala awards ceremony takes place on Thursday, October 23, and will again be held at Burton Albion's Pirelli Stadium.
Firms have until September 12 to enter and can do so online at the Burton Mail's website.
Burton Mail editor Kevin Booth said: "The awards are an excellent way for firms to shine a light on their achievements.
"I would encourage all businesses in Uttoxeter, big or small, to enter and help us celebrate the success stories from East Staffordshire and SouthDerbyshire."
Those wishing to enter should go to www.burtonmail.co.uk/business-awards-2014 to submit their details for consideration.
Firms entering can put their name forward for as many of the prize categories as they wish.