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There's a top prize of £10,000 worth of marketing up for grabs at the 2017 Express & Echo Business Awards - so get your entry in now.
The fantastic boost for one of the region's brand will be won on the night - and here's how.
To be eligible for the Business of the Year 2017, you will need to win your award category and demonstrate how your company is an outstanding example of an Exeter business. Our judges will be looking for the following key points when selecting the Business of the Year 2017 winner:
- Growth and development within your company
- A strong sense of identity
- An ethos that sets the tone of the company
- A mission statement that is clear to all
- A proven understanding of available resources
- Excellent working relationships and partnerships
The business awards are now open to entries, with a deadline of March 30. Judging day is April 7, and the awards ceremony takes place at Sandy Park on May 12.
There are still opportunities to sponsor the Corporate Social Responsibility, Digital and City Centre categories. For details, contact the Echo's business development manager, Alice Bryan, on 01392 346729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone who wants help with their entry can get advice from Chalk & Ward, who have partnered with the Echo for this year's awards. Find out more about how they can help you get your entry in.
A spokesman for the Exeter-based digital communications agency said: "There are some exceptional businesses in Exeter and the surrounding area and we are proud to be part of an initiative that recognizes this. The Express & Echo Business Awards showcase the very best businesses in the area and winning is considered a prestigious accolade.
"It demonstrates that you have proven yourself and your company to be leaders in your field, as well as providing a platform from which to market yourself not to mention the excellent networking opportunities. At Chalk & Ward PR, we are really excited to offer our support to any business hoping to demonstrate why they are worthy of one of these awards."
Find out more here.