Local firms celebrate launch of prestigious business awards

Leading businesses from across the district gathered to celebrate the launch of the 2020 Mendip Business Awards.

Past and present sponsors, previous winners and representatives from local Chambers of Commerce enjoyed an evening of networking and nibbles at Pillars 501 Gin Bar, in Shepton Mallet.

Business Awards launch 2020The launch marked the official opening of the 2020 awards, which is in its 6th successive year. Among the local businesses at the event were Ayton Global Research, Netitide, Knight's Fish & Chip Shop, LOAF Bakery, Heart Radio Somerset, Burns the Bread, The Swan Hotel, The Royal Bath & West Showground, TelePA, Luxe & Twine, Melhuish & Saunders, Red Berry Recruitment, Wainwrights and Christopher Young Opticians.

Cllr Peter Goater, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development at Mendip District Council, said: "The Mendip Business Awards are a unique opportunity to showcase local talent, and outstanding businesses - and they are open now.

"We look forward to welcoming applications from businesses across the district to celebrate the wealth of successful enterprises across the Mendip district. It's always a fantastic occasion."

Katy Quinn, Principal at Strode College, as a new title sponsor for the awards in 2020 said: "I know that people in business are often working so hard that they don't always get the chance to step back and enjoy and celebrate their achievements.  That's why these awards are really important for us at Strode, because we really want to support local businesses and we want to see their efforts recognised."

The 2020 Mendip Business Awards are open for entries until Friday, 27 March. Finalists and sponsors of the awards will attend a prestigious ceremony at the Royal Bath and West Showground, on Wednesday 27 May.

More than 200 people celebrated Mendip's business talent at last year's ceremony. Why not join them this year? Entering is quick and easy. Visit the Mendip Business Awards 2020 website for full details: www.mendipbusinessawards.co.uk