Barking and Dagenham Council is encouraging local companies to enter its business award scheme.
Now in the seventh year, the Barking and Dagenham Business awards are open to anyone who runs their own business in the area, with entrants to be showcased in the local press.
The theme of this year’s awards will be "innovation", with the overall winner to be named Business of the Year. Entrants also have the chance to triumph in eight other categories.
Mamta Toohey, regeneration and economic development professional for the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, will be part of the judging panel and is looking forward to a “broad range of entries to this year’s awards".
“We know that there are many great new and established businesses in the borough and these awards are their chance to shine,” she said.
“We are on call to assist any entrants if they need help or advice in submitting their entry.”
A ceremony to announce the winners takes place on 3 July at the Broadway Theatre, Barking. All shortlisted entrants will be invited to the awards evening.
The event is sponsored by Bouygues Development and Bouygues UK, which are carrying out significant development on London Road in Barking.
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