January is done, spring is almost in sight and it is time to get thinking about the Chad Business Awards 2015.
Who will be the bigger winners this year, which new faces will make an impact and which teams will be covered in glory by the end of the night?
Every year our Business Awards grow in both size and prestige - so it not time your firm made its mark?
The big date for the area’s business diaries is Thursday, 26th November and once again the awards will take place at the John Fretwell Sporting Complex, Sookholme.
It always proves a night to remember and a night for businesses in the area to come together, network and raise a glass - or two - to their own hard work.
Chad editor Phil Bramley is already looking forward to celebrating the success stories at this year’s awards.
He said: “Our Business Awards really are one of the highlights of the calendar and a great chance to celebrate all the amazing things going on in Mansfield and Ashfield and the surrounding areas.
“It is a wonderful opportunity to shine a spotlight on the great work taking place behind the scenes to boost our local economy, keep people in secure employment and leave the area’s stamp on the national and international map.
“Each year we discover firms of all sizes which are making a real difference. To see them take their place alongside some of the area’s best known and long established companies is brilliant.
“It doesn’t matter if your business employs two or 2,000 people - there are categories for all firms to enter.”
Bosses and entrepreneurs who would like a helping hand with their entries, are invited to take part in one of our specially-designed, free workshop events.
Led by Pure Awards Creative, the sessions include tips on putting together a winning application, how to impress the judges and promote your business.
The workshops take place on Wednesday 13th May and Wednesday 17th June.
And here are the other key dates for your diary:
l Our microsite will be live for nominations from 8th June at www.chad.co.uk/businessawards.
l The closing date for entries is Friday 14th August.
l Judging will take place on Friday 4th September
l Shortlisted finalists announced on 1st October.
l Chad Business Awards ceremony on 26th November.
l Winners coverage in your Chad on 3rd December.
Book your workshop space through events manager, Haroldine Lockwood on Mansfield 450221 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.