The East Lindsey Business Awards are back for a third year, as we once again look to celebrate the success of local businesses.
The 2018 Awards showcased some of East Lindsey's finest businesses and the Award winners have been sharing what winning meant to them:
Richard Smith, CEO of Lincolnshire Aqua Park in Mablethorpe, and winner of the Best New Business Idea/ Innovation was delighted with the accolade: "I started Lincolnshire Aqua Park because there was nothing like it in the area and I thought the East Lindsey Business Awards would help put us on the map. I put a lot of time and effort into making our application and I was so pleased to be presented with the Award for Best New Business Idea."
That sentiment was echoed by Charlotte Collins, Manager at the Louth branch of Crofts Estate Agents, who took home the Excellence in Customer Care award: "We've entered the Awards and won two years in a row. Winning the awards has been amazing for us. In a competitive market, it feels good to know that you are getting it right and people appreciate your hard work."
As the Awards return for 2019, there are a number of new award categories including the District's Favourite Market Trader Award which launches in May and will be decided by public vote - giving the local community a chance to show recognition and appreciation to their favourite traders; more information on how to get involved will be announced soon.
Nominations across all other categories are now open and businesses have until June 30, 2019 to enter, with the winners being crowned at the Awards evening at Woodhall Spa's Petwood Hotel on Friday, September 27.
Awards categories for the 2019 East Lindsey Business Awards are:
• Excellence in Customer Service
• Accommodation Provider of the Year
• Best New Business
• Independent Retailer of the Year
• Visitor Attraction of the Year
• Lifetime Achievement in Business
• Employer of the Year
• Food and Drink Business of the Year
• Apprentice/Young Entrepreneur of the Year
• Best New Product or Innovation
• People's Choice Award District's Favourite Market Trader
Businesses wishing to enter the Awards should go to www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/ELBA
and complete a nomination form or call 01507 613119 for more information.
Following the nomination deadline, three finalists will be shortlisted for each category. Finalists will then be invited to a judging day at Louth's Fairfield Enterprise Centre, where they will meet with a judging panel, who will select winners in each category (except the District's Favourite Market Trader). All winners will then be announced at the award ceremony on September 27, 2019.
We are delighted to once again be working with our delivery partner, the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce and media partner, JPI Media.
The Business Awards wouldn't be possible without the sponsorship of local businesses and there are a range of sponsorship opportunities available for the 2019 Awards. Head to our website
to find out more.