How good is your business?

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

15:04
Budleigh Salterton bowlers at the start of a new season

A new Budleigh outdoor season began with 36 bowlers taking past in a triples drive.

Read more
13:09
Elections take place on May 7

East Devon’s election chief has apologised after an error was identified in the postal voting papers sent out to some electors.

Read more
10:34

For the second week in a row in the Honiton Netball League Pool A, Beer Blazers were on the wrong end of a very close encounter, going down to a single goal defeat, writes Graham Ingram.

Read more
09:36

A new 210-place primary school could be opening in Exmouth, offering children a different kind of curriculum.

Read more
09:28

Fire crews have been called to a fire at the Spar store in Budleigh Salterton.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:24
Exmouth took on Weston at the Imperial Ground on Saturday. Ref exsp 3541-17-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Exmouth coach Jon Hill spoke the day after his team’s heart-breaking play-off extra-time defeat to Barnes.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:14
Devon and Somerset Gliding Club provide airtime for Volunteer Gliding Squadrons and this is the latest group to be looked after.

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club has been selected by the British Gliding Association to provide continuation training in the South West region as part of a nationwide grant scheme provided by Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, writes Jill Harmer.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:46
Exmouth Town took a 2-0 victory over St Blazey at Southern Road on Saturday. Ref exsp 3583-17-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Exmouth Town completed their South West Peninsula League (SWPL) season with a 2-2 draw at Godolphin Atlantic, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:30

Seaton Tramway is offering a murder mystery evening over dinner.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:29
Football generic picture

Another Exeter and District League season has come to an end and so how did local teams fare over the course of the eight month campaign?

Read more

Election 2015

General Election 2015

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 3°C

Most read

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition

Devon Freewheelers

Devon Freewheelers


Exmouth's trusted business finder