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The clock is ticking down to the deadline for entries into the Business Matters Awards.
The awards, which have long been a fixture on the regional business calendar, are always a fiercely fought affair.
Nominations have been open to the public all the summer and the deadline will close on Friday, September 29.
Entries, which can be made online or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, will be judged next month by a panel of respected local figures from the business community in the areas covered by the West Sussex County Times, Mid Sussex Times, Crawley Observer and East Grinstead Gazette. Judges will be looking a wide range of criteria imcluding commitment to the staff, the originality of products and the contribution organisations make to the community. Organiser Claire Carter, of JP South Events, said: “We have been receiving a lot of entries throughout the duration of the nomination period but there is still plenty of time for individuals and companies to throw their hats into the ring. Business Matters carries a lot of weight locally and I am often told how important success in these awards have been to past winners.
Past winner Lucy Pitts of Strood Copy, has spoken publicly of her affection for Business Matters.
She said: “It was the highlight of an amazing year for me. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by entering.” explained Lucy. “Going through the application form in itself is a hugely cathartic process and a rare opportunity to review your business achievements. Being a finalist or better still a winner, is great for your reputation and a great confidence booster as well.”
To enter the Business Matters awards visit http:// www.jpeventssouth.co.uk/ events/business-matters-awards/index.php
The awards will be held at the London Hilton Gatwick Hotel on November 10. Contact claire.carter@jpress. co.uk