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Newbury Business Today at the heart of your community Date: 13.7.2017 - Distributed with the Newbur y Weekly News Large number of entries to Best in Business Awards Scores of firms have already put their names for ward and closing date is tomo rr w

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at a black tie gala dinner at Newbury Racecourse on Friday, November 3. Awards co-ordinator John Hampson said: “We are excited and delighted at the response we have had to the 2017 Best in Business Awards. “As organiser, in my experience of events of this nature, this response has been higher than in previous years. “The sponsors and judges will certainly have their work cut out going through the applications and the interview process in order to find an overall winner of each cate- gory. “I am particularly pleased that so many businesses have realised the importance of being part of a regional business awards in such a variety of sectors.” For more information about the awards – and to enter – visit To read more about each of this year’s sponsors, turn to page 9.

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MORE than 90 companies across West Berkshire and North Hampshire have put their names forward for a Newbury Weekly News Best in Business Award. If you want your company to be in with a chance of picking up a prestigious award you only have until tomorrow (Friday) to enter. The awards follow on from the West Berkshire Business Awards (WBBA) which had been held for the past four years. The aim of the awards is to recog- nise and celebrate business success in West Berkshire and North Hampshire. There are nine categories this year, each sponsored by a local business. The winner of each category will go head-to-head to win the overall Best in Business 2017 award, which is being sponsored by The Vine- yard Group. Entrants for the digital and entrepreneur categories are partic- ularly being encouraged to enter. The nine categories are: Innova-

John Hampson at the launch of the NWN Best in Business Awards

tion (sponsored by Santander), Small Business (PBA Accoun- tants), Start Up (new) Business (Dick Lovett), Not for Profit/Char- ity (Greenham Trust), Rural (West Berkshire Brewery), Independent

Retailer (Newbury BID), Digital and Social Media (Apple Print & Creative), Entrepreneur (Jones Robinson) and Customer Care (Kennet Shopping centre). The winners will be announced

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