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Mendip Business Awards celebrates community enterprises with dedicated award category

28 February 2019

Are you a community interest company (CIC), social or not-for-profit enterprise making a difference in Mendip? If the answer is yes, you should consider entering the Community Enterprise of the Year category of the Mendip Business Awards 2019.

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This award recognises the fantastic work that social enterprises do for the Mendip community and how their dedication makes a positive impact on the people living in the district.

Some of the outstanding enterprises entering this award in the past include Frome based business, Edventure, who were Community Enterprise of the Year winners in 2017. Johannes Moeller from the organisation, said: "Whether you win or not - it is a nice opportunity to reflect on how your business has developed and to link up with the local business community."

Cllr Tom Killen, Deputy Leader of Mendip District Council, said; "The Mendip Business Awards celebrate organisations of all sizes and types and this award for CICs, social or not-for-profit enterprises is a reflection of the fantastic work achieved in this sector''.

"It's very important that the work of such organisations is recognised for the services that they deliver across Mendip."

Aster Group are once again sponsoring this award category. The housing association and house builder launched the 'Aster Foundation' which aims to give back to their customers and local people; to improve digital skills, support people with financial challenges and build employability.

You have until midday on the 29 March 2019 to apply. The awards ceremony will take place at the Royal Bath and West Showground on Thursday 30 May 2019. Tickets for the ceremony will go on sale in mid-March.

Categories open for Mendip businesses to enter into 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 enter the Mendip Business Awards visit Mendip Business Awards to learn more about the categories and complete the application form. You will find more information about the awards and the event on the website. For further questions please email: or call 01749 341315.

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

To keep up to date with all things Mendip Business Awards follow @MendipBizAwards on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Last modified: 28 February 2019