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Melton Times Business Awards 2014
Celebrating the best in the business with the sixth annual Melton Times Business Awards
The sixth annual Melton Times Business Awards will be held at St Mary's Church on Thursday, May 8.
There are 11 awards this year and we calling on readers, customers and businesses themselves to tell us who deserves an 'MBA' - Melton Business Award - after their name.
Nominations are in. During April judges will shortlist and then carry out visits to determine their finalists and winners.
The awards and sponsors
After Dark Award
Sponsored by Safer Melton Partnership, this award covers the evening/night-time economy and will look to recognise those businesses that encourage people to use the town centre from early evening till late night.
Best Customer Care
Sponsored by the Melton BID Company, this award will go to the business which delivers, in the judges' opinion, the highest standards of excellence in all aspects of service.
Best Eating Experience
Sponsored by Samworth Brothers. Where are the best places for a simple lunch or to enjoy fantastic fine dining?
Best Independent Retailer
Sponsored by the Federation of Small Businesses. Melton needs a good range of independent shops to keep its appeal, but which is your favourite and why?
Best New Business
Sponsored by Melton Borough Council, this award will recognise new enterprise and is open to businesses set up in the last 18 months.
Available for sponsorship (call 01664 412523). This award will recognise those businesses which have invested in good shopfront design and take a pride in their appearance.
Business of the Year
Sponsored by Duncan & Toplis, this is the blue riband award and will go to the business which can demonstrate the best overall achievements in the last 12 months.
Contribution to the Community
Sponsored by Melton Mowbray Chamber of Trade, this award will go to the person or team which has made a real contribution to the wider business community.
Sponsored by PAM Saint-Gobain. For businesses which can demonstrate the greatest contribution to reducing their carbon footprint.
People Development Award
Sponsored by Brooksby Melton College. For companies which can demonstrate a real and continuing commitment to training.
Available for sponsorship (call 01664 412523. This award will go to the young person (under 30) who has shown entrepreneurial talent and is one to watch.