A night of networking, awards and celebration - Tickets on sale soon!

You can soon purchase tickets for the 2019 Mendip Business Awards ceremony and enjoy an evening with like-minded business people to celebrate the best enterprising talent across Mendip.

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The awards welcome back the Broadcaster, Ben McGrail from ITV News West Country for his fourth consecutive year hosting the ceremony.

Helen Lacey, Managing Director of Red Berry Recruitment will be joining the event as guest speaker.

Helen, who has been a previous sponsor of the Mendip Business Awards and an awards finalist in recent years, said: ''I am delighted to be this year's speaker, it's an honour to be asked and as always I am sure it will be a fantastic event and a great way to celebrate the successful businesses we have in the area.''

This year's event is supported by key sponsors Clarks Village, Mendip District Council and The Royal Bath and West Show.

Red Berry Recruitment are also sponsoring the welcome drinks of the event and Barbers Farmhouse Cheese are providing cheese boards with a selection of their famous cheeses.

A variety of local businesses are kindly providing beverages for guests of the ceremony to enjoy, including; Brothers Cider, Mallets Cider, Glastonbury Water, Lilley's Cider, Wild Beer Co and Worleys Cider.

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

Glastonbury Water, winners of Business of the Year 2018 said: ''Entering the Mendip Business Awards is a must for local companies, it is quick and simple to enter. It has no risk and the outcome can only be positive. We are delighted that we entered and wish future entrants the same success.''  

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 - Wainwrights
  • 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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