How good is your business?

PUBLISHED: 12:47 07 January 2013

Archant

The Exmouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce and the Exmouth Journal have joined forces to launch the first-ever Exmouth Business Awards.

The idea is to reward businesses of all shapes and sizes - ranging from the biggest to the small independent retailer.

The awards will culminate in a glittering night at The Pavilion next spring when there will be a host of local entertainment - and, of course, the award presentations.

Ian MacQueen, chairman of the chamber, said: “We are delighted to partner the Exmouth Journal for these prestigious awards, which will recognise excellence within our town.”

Exmouth Journal editor Phil Griffin said: “We are lucky to boast some superb local businesses and it’s time they were rewarded for offering great service week in and week out.”

The awards are open to all businesses within the Exmouth town boundary, including non-chamber members.

The various categories will be sponsored by local companies and winners will be presented with trophies, as well as receiving a free editorial with photograph in the Journal.

The categories will be:-

Best independent retailer

Best holiday or leisure experience

Best restaurant, cafe or bar

Best professional services company

Lifetime contribution to business in Exmouth

Young Entrepreneur of the Year (under 30).

Best customer services - public nomination (non management).

Businesses are invited to write in using 250 words outlining why they should win an award, except customer services which the public are asked to nominate.

Please send your nominations to Exmouth Business Awards, Ian MacQueen, C/O Partners in Payroll Ltd.,20, Rolle Street, Exmouth, EX8 1NJ.

The closing date for nominations will be Friday, March 1.

Mr MacQueen added: “It’s important that businesses nominate themselves, but the public can play an important role by spreading the word and getting their favourite business to enter.”

More from Exmouth Journal

13:57

Player registration in the Tolchards Devon League is going on-line for the season ahead, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more

Curator Neville Evans explained that many botanical gardens were closing and giving away their collections due to funding issues – despite their conservational value. He added that Bicton’s 300 year-old landscape was ‘pretty special’, with ‘plants here that you will never see anywhere else’.

Read more
11:37

Exmouth Town’s South West Peninsula League (SWPL) Premier Division game at home to Godolphin Atlantic was called off after a mid-morning pitch inspection and that means more frustration for Town bosses Andy Rawlings and Kevin Miller.

Read more
10:10

Withycombe Under-15s eased their way into the last four of the Devon Plate with an excellent 18-12 success at Teignmouth.

Read more
10:06

Fencers from the Sidmouth and East Devon Fencing Club made an impressive start in the first competitions of the new season, writes Chris Cruise.

Read more
09:21

Exeter Falcons Speedway – yes, the Falcons are still very much ‘alive and kicking’ - are set to stage a fundraising night in Exeter at the end of January.

Read more
09:20

Budleigh Salterton girls’ Under13s recorded their second win of the Devon Girls’ League campaign with home success over Millwey Rise, writes SpursTom.

Read more
06:55

Exmouth’s Glenorchy Church, in Exeter Road, has announced its programme of Wednesday lunchtime concerts for January until April.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:30

There are more events coming up at Exmouth’s Bicton Inn.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

Guest of honour Conrad Humphreys said: “I very much enjoyed the Exeter College awards evening and celebrating the success of the students.

“As a former student and rugby player at the college - I have very fond memories of my time there before heading off to sail around the world in the 1993/4 Whitbread.”

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 7°C



Most read

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel


Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Streetlife


Show Job Lists


Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Find planning applications


Follow us on Twitter