Last chance to nominate for Wakefield Business Awards 2016

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The deadline to get your nominations in for the Wakefield Business Awards 2016 has been extended.

All nominations were due in today but those wanting to enter a business now have until 5pm on Thursday, May 12.

The headline sponsor for this year’s event, which takes place at Unity Works on June 16, is The Ridings Shopping Centre.

The awards ceremony, now in its sixth year, will showcase the best in business that the district has to offer.

Nominations in all categories are still pouring in – and you need to make sure your company does not miss out.

This year we are also including a new section of awards for the retail sector, including Customer Service Award, National Retailer and Evening retailer of the Year

The Employee of the Year award will go to the unsung heroes who go that extra mile for their company, clients or colleagues.

The Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year will be handed to a nominee with turnover of less than £5m and fewer than 50 employees, which demonstrates significant growth in its sector.

The New Business of the Year award will be go to an organisation started since January 1, 2010 that shows its progress through use of good ideas, careful planning and a determination to succeed.

International Business of the Year will be presented to a company which has helped bolster the reputation of the Wakefield district to a worldwide audience through its practices. The coveted Business of the Year accolade-winner will be an outstanding business that demonstrates excellence and achievement in all areas. Last year’s winner of the award was star of Claire Young, star of BBC TV show The Apprentice, who shot to fame in 2008 after reaching the finals of the show.

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Categories in full 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.