Four ways to back business showcase

AWARDS LAUNCH: Phil Scarlett, president of Spalding and District Area Chamber of Commerce, launches the new business awards and enterprise day with Nigel Burch, of South Holland District Council's economic development services.
AWARDS LAUNCH: Phil Scarlett, president of Spalding and District Area Chamber of Commerce, launches the new business awards and enterprise day with Nigel Burch, of South Holland District Council's economic development services.
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The president of Spalding and District Chamber of Commerce is giving businesses a four-way passport ahead of a showpiece event later this year.

Phil Scarlett is urging businesses not to miss out on the chance of being involved in the inaugural South Holland Enterprise Day and Business Awards taking place at Springfields Events Centre, Spalding, on November 20.

A pair of speakers with extensive experience of the business world have been invited to the event which is being backed by the Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press, in partnership with Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce and the chamber in Spalding.

But firms in the area can exhibit their services to delegates, network with others at the event, sponsor one of six awards being presented on the day and enter the race to win one of them.

Mr Scarlett said: “This event came about when we were looking for a new way whereby businesses could network and come together.

“There’s nothing of a similar nature in south Lincolnshire and we were also aware that the Free Press and Guardian was bitterly disappointed when the previous business awards couldn’t continue after 2011, so we thought it was something we could pick up together.

“We’re both great fans of recognising and celebrating success but we needed the right platform to do it and provided this event goes well, we’ll look at splitting it into two in the future.”

There are six categories which firms can enter, including business, apprentice and supporting the community, but entries must be sent to Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce by September 23.

For more details about the event, visit www.spaldingareachamber.co.uk