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Timing running out to enter Times business awards

Time is running out for firms to enter the Derbyshire Times Business Awards.

The deadline for entries is 28 September.

Winners in the 15 categories will be announced at a glittering black-tie dinner on Thursday 9 November at Chesterfield's Casa Hotel.

For more information on how to enter or nominate an individual or a business, follow this link.

A Chamber member, the Derbyshire Times is hosting its business awards for the ninth year to celebrate the success of organisations in the Chesterfield area.

Kelly Pashley-Handford, human resources manager at Spencers Solicitors, also a Chamber member, said: โ€œWeโ€™ve been privileged to receive two Derbyshire Times Business Awards over the last two years and have benefited considerably from local recognition and publicity.

โ€œAs a business, entering the awards was one way of acknowledging and thanking our team for all their hard work throughout the year and winning really was the icing on the cake.

โ€œWe would recommend the awards and are busy working on this yearโ€™s entry."

Chevin Fleet Solutions winning Business of the YearAndy Hibberd, Media and Communications Manager at the Chamber, who was one of the judges at last year's Derbyshire Times Business Awards, said: "Business awards are all about celebrating success. The Chamber's Derbyshire Business Awards gala dinner was held last Friday, when Belper-based Chevin Fleet Solutions won Business of the Year and Excellence in International Trade accolades.

"The boost companies get from winning awards is immeasurable. Taking part forces businesses to look at their core strengths and focus on what they do best before proclaiming to the world that they are among the best at what they do. It's all very positive."