Mendip Business Awards 2019 to showcase the best Family Business in Mendip

The Mendip Business Awards encourage businesses who have stood the test of time to enter this year's Family Business of the Year Award.

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The award, sponsored by Wainwright & Co Ltd. is aimed at established, family run businesses who have been delivering high quality products or services to the people of Mendip, over at least two generations.

Businesses who enter this award could be in with the chance to further enhance their reputation by becoming a finalist or award winner.

Sandy Smith, Managing Director of Walton Press Ltd. said: ''With an innate fear of 'being judged', we had never entered any awards before but, following the launch of our new website in 2017, decided to enter the 2018 Mendip Business Awards and, to our surprise and delight, we emerged as winners of both 'Small Business' and 'Family Business' of the Year.

''Our double success in the Awards, gave a huge confidence boost to the team and certainly raised our local profile. As a result we have gained a number of new clients''.

Business have until midday on 29 March 2019 to apply. The awards ceremony takes place at the Royal Bath and West Showground on Thursday 30 May 2019, with tickets for the ceremony going on sale later this month.

Categories open for Mendip businesses to enter include:

  • Community Enterprise of the Year - Sponsored by Aster Group

  • Retail / Hospitality Business of the Year - Sponsored by Kilver Court Designer Village

  • Apprentice of the Year - Sponsored by Strode College

  • Customer Services Excellence - Sponsored by 3 Solutions Ltd

  • Taste of Mendip - Sponsored by Old Mill

  • Family Business of the Year - Wainwright

  • International Business of the Year - Sponsored by Swan Hotel, Wells

  • New Business of the Year - Sponsored by Killens

  • Small Business of the Year - Sponsored by Burton Sweet

  • Business of the Year - Sponsored by NFU Mutual, Wells

  • Market Trader of the Year - Mendip District Council

To learn more about the event, award categories and to enter the awards, visit Mendip Business Awards. For any further questions, please email: bizawards@mendip.gov.uk or call 01749 341315.

For hints and tips on how to enter, watch this Mendip Business Awards Prezi Presentation.

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