Wakefield Business Awards: City retailers to be recognised at awards night

The Wakefield Business Awards will be held at Unity Works.

The Wakefield Business Awards will be held at Unity Works.

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It’s time to put the spotlight on the best businesses in the district.

Nominations are being made for the sixth annual Wakefield Business Awards, which celebrate entrepreneurial spirit in the city.

This year’s ceremony will take place at Unity Works on Thursday June 16. Organised by the Express, the awards help to raise the profile of businesses in the city.

If you’ve got a trailblazing business, or know of one, you can nominate a person or company, or your own enterprise.

And for the first time, the district’s best retailers will be celebrated with new categories in the contest.

The National Retailer category is for any national chain with a Wakefield outlet and will be judged on trading performance and standards locally. Companies which contribute to the city’s nighttime economy can be nominated in the Evening Retailer category.

And retailers not trading under a parent company or chain can enter the Independent Retailer category, which celebrates the city’s diverse high street firms.

Nominations can be e-mailed to editorial@wakefieldexpress.co.uk or www.jpeventsnorth.co.uk/wakefield/events/business-awards by the May 6 deadline.

There is also chance to sponsor the last few remaining awards categories. Contact Lynda Hargill on 01924 433058 or email lyndahargill@jpress.co.uk

The categories are: Lifetime Achievement, National Retailer of the Year, Employee of the Year, Small to medium sized business of the Year, Evening Retailer of the Year, New Business of the Year, International Business of the Year, Customer Service, People’s Choice, Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Independent retailer of the year.