Deadline approaching for Doncaster Business Awards nominations

Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com''COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>>''11th December 2014'Doncaster Business Awards 2014'Small Business of the Year (1-10 employees or turnover �1 million or less) - Twenty Four IT Services
Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com''COPYRIGHT PICTURE>>SHAUN FLANNERY>01302-570814>>07778315553>>''11th December 2014'Doncaster Business Awards 2014'Small Business of the Year (1-10 employees or turnover �1 million or less) - Twenty Four IT Services

The business community has until 5pm on Friday, September 18, to nominate themselves or another deserving company for a gong at this year’s annual Doncaster Business Awards.

The boss of TwentyFour IT Services, which won ‘Small Business of the Year Award’ last year, urged other businesses to take the opportunity to put themselves in the limelight.

Tony Houlihan, managing director, said: “The annual business awards can truly make a difference. Winning makes you feel part of a very successful community and makes you want to share the success to support all our future business goals.”

The Origin Broadband-sponsored awards, which are run by Doncaster Chamber and counts the South Yorkshire Times as official media partner, are in their 17th year. 830 guests attended last year. Dan Fell, chief executive officer for the chamber, said: “Entering the awards provides a great opportunity for businesses to raise their profile.”

This year sees 15 award categories as follows: Business Start Up of the Year, Excellence in Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility, Excellence in Customer Service, Excellence in Marketing and Communications, Excellence in Overseas Trade, Excellence in People Development and Training, Success Through Innovation & Diversification, Success Through Partnership Working, Third Sector Business or Organisation of the Year, Business Person of the Year (35 and under), Business Person of the Year (36 and over), Small, Medium and Large Business of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award,

All businesses who are Doncaster Chamber members or have a DN postcode can enter. Finalists will be revealed in October, with winners announced at the ceremony at Doncaster Racecourse on December 10. To nominate or book tickets visit www.doncaster-chamber.co.uk