It’s time to recognise the top firms across the borough with the 2014 Boston Business Awards.
The contest aims to highlight the companies that do great work to boost the area’s economy - providing employment, careers and products and services to be proud of.
That work often goes unnoticed but the awards aim to showcase and celebrate the best of business in Boston.
This year’s awards were fittingly officially launched at the town’s Princess Royal Sports Arena.
Not only is this where the event is to held, but this year’s guest speaker also has plenty of affiliation to the track.
Lincolnshire-based paracyclist Elizabeth McTernan - ranked fourth in the world and aiming for Rio 2016 - will be the inspirational voice at this year’s glitzy ceremony.
Organising committee chairman Peter Bateson said: “The Boston Business Awards are a great opportunity for businesses in the borough to highlight successes they are enjoying.
“Too often people shy away from putting themselves and their business in the spotlight - these awards are a perfect opportunity to change that.
“We want you to stand out and be proud of your achievements.”
The Standard is proud to, once again, be the media partners for the awards.
Editor Stephen Stray said: “We are delighted to do our bit to showcase some of the success stories among our businesses.
“We are proud to work in this borough and it is an honour to recognise the positive impact many firms have on life here.”
This year’s awards will be held at the PRSA on November 27. Across these two pages we outline the categories you can enter - and how to ensure your firm takes part.
Here are the award catergories.
Business of the Year Award 2014
Sponsored by Chattertons Solicitors
Agri-food Sector Award 2014
Sponsored by Local Link Recruitment
This award is for any business connected to
food productivity or farming.
Contribution to Boston Award 2014
This award is for businesses which feel they have made a contribution to wider life across the borough.
Customer Service Award 2014
Sponsorsed by the Boston Standard
This award is for those who think their customer service has excelled recently, or perhaps your a customer who received good service.
Employee of the Year Award 2014
Sponsored by Oldrids and Downtown
This award is for an individual who has shown outstanding commitment and dedication to their role and has demonstrated a range of business skills which has directly impacted on the business.
Manufacturing Business Award 2014
This award is for a business which has increased or excelled in some aspect of its work, from increasing sales to making deliveries quickly and efficiently.
New Business Award 2014
Sponsored by Duncan and Toplis
This award is for businesses which have been trading for two years or less, who feel they have made great strides.
It’s easy to apply to be a part of our business awards and to put your application in.
Just head to the Business Awards section of our site and download a form for the category you wish to enter.
Return those forms to the address provided on the form by Friday, September 26, 2014.
The Customer Service Award is run through The Standard - and we want your nominations. We will then ask you to vote for a winner.
Closing date for nominations is noon on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.