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Returning by popular demand the prestigious Somerset Business Awards 2017 are now open for entries. Albert Goodman is proud to once again be the main sponsor of the awards,

Businesses of all shapes and sizes to enter its 14 categories. New for 2017, the Somerset Business Awards organisers, the Somerset Chamber of Commerce, are pleased to announce two new Awards: Investing in Somerset Award and Technology & Innovation Award.

Commenting on this year’s Awards, Loren Gray, Events Manager at the Somerset Chamber of Commerce, says, “Each year we are delighted to welcome an increase in entries from many new businesses across the region, and we hope this continues for 2017! We are thrilled to welcome a host of new sponsors to the judging panel and hope our new Award categories inspire the many fantastic businesses across Somerset.”

The awards officially launched on Tuesday 6 June 2017, with an audience of more than 50 influential business people, at the Mount Somerset Hotel in Taunton.  Businesses thinking of entering had the opportunity to speak to the judges about the individual award criteria, their experience of the Awards, and receive insider tips and advice for entering.

The award categories for 2017 are as follows

  • The Albert Goodman Family Business of the Year Award
  • Skills for Growth Award
  • New Business of the Year Award
  • Technology and Innovation Award
  • Marketing and Promotion Award
  • Somerset Manufacturer and Producer Award
  • Charity of the Year Award
  • Investing in Somerset Hinkley Point C Award
  • Business of the Year 1-10 Employees
  • Business of the Year 11-25 Employees
  • Business of the Year 26-50 Employees
  • Business of the Year 51+ Employees
  • Young Business Employee of the Year Award
  • Service Excellence Award

The Awards are free to enter for all Somerset based businesses, not just Somerset Chamber of Commerce members and businesses must nominate themselves. To enter and for further information, please visit: The Awards will officially close for entries on Monday 21st August 2017 at midday. A guide on how to enter the awards is available at the following link 


The Somerset Business Awards is active on Twitter, please follow @SomBizAwards for all the latest news and updates with #SBA2017.

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