This is the second year Gravesham has launched its business awards backed by a number of high profile local businesses.

Not only can companies enter the awards, but anyone can nominate one for entry. Also this year apprentices will be given the spotlight whereby they can not only enter, but can be nominated for entry.

Company size and turnover is irrelevant and the only entry prerequisite is the company must pay its rates to Gravesham Borough Council and been trading for one year to 1 January 2018...

Entrants will receive a free business profile in the Gravesend Messenger and a gala night is planned for the finalists in the spring.

Gravesham Councillor Samir Jassal, Cabinet Member for Business Development, has given his full support and said: "Gravesham Borough Council is proud to sponsor the Gravesham Business Awards. These are aimed at giving local businesses the profile and recognition they deserve with an opportunity to showcase their business achievements.

“I would urge local businesses to contact the council’s Economic Development team to find out more about the awards and how to enter and also the wider business support services it offers.”

Finalists and winners will receive a number of business benefits including free profiling through the KM group.

The online form registration is accompanied by a Word form if required.

Chair of Judges Keith Mason has been judging local business awards for over 10 years.

He said: “The judging panel is looking for something extra, something beyond mere competence, although that is crucial. That something can come in a variety of forms, but usually it boils down to a passion for delivering great customer service!”

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