Back for 2015 are the ever-popular Falkirk Herald Business Awards – but with a new sponsor and venue.
This year, the Aurora Hotel Collection is sponsoring the prestigious event, which recognises those companies and individuals making their mark on the Falkirk district economy.
As the country comes out of the recession, the Falkirk area is already showing what it has to offer in both tourism, marketing and service industries.
The growth of demand for incubator units is an indication of the number of people launching their own businesses.
The Falkirk Herald Business Awards 2015 is an ideal platform for firms new and old to showcase what they are doing.
Colin Hume, Falkirk Herald editor-in-chief said: “Over the years, our business awards has attracted a high calibre of entries. The scope and variety of entrepreneurs and companies in this area never ceases to amaze me.
“It doesn’t make the judging any easier, but it is rewarding to know how many success stories there are locally.
Entry is open to any business operating in the Falkirk Council area, whether you have been open a matter of months or are an established part of the local community, a sole trader or a large multi-national.
Entrants can enter more than one category, but please note separate entry forms require to be completed and submitted for each one.
Those who successfully make the shortlist, will be invited to the final judging round which will take place between October 26 and November 6.
The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 19, at the award winning Airth Castle Hotel.
Entry forms can be found online, or call (01324) 690222 to have one posted out.
The categories for 2015 are:
Best Start-Up Business – less than two years old on August 1, 2015
Best Green Business
Best Independent Retailer
Best Tourism Business
Best Sales & Marketing – demonstrate the success of a sales or marketing campaign over the past 12 months
Best Growth Business
Best Social Enterprise
Best Business in the Community
Best Small Business – turnover up to £500,000
Best Large Business – turnover over £500,000
Young Entrepreneur of the Year – open to all business people aged 35 or under on August 1, 2015
Employer of the Year