Nominate now for Mayor’s Business Awards

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Do you think one of our many community events deserves special recognition?

If so, it’s still not too late to nominate them for the Community Event of the Year prize at the Mayor’s Business Awards.

Your favourite event of 2015 might have been a family day or weekend, a music event or concert, a trail, walk, fireworks display or one of many, many others.

To be eligible for the award, which is sponsored by the Lynn News, the event must meet the following criteria:

n Held in either King’s Lynn, Downham Market or Hunstanton

n Open to the general public and free to attend

n Organised by a non-commercial or community group or organisation.

Our latest nominated event is the Picnic on the Green, which took place in Hunstanton in August.

That now takes its place alongside the Hanseatic water ski races, the King’s Lynn Lions Family Fun Day, the Hunstanton Carnival, the Downham Water Festival, the Lynn Air Cadets Spitfire trail, Festival Too, the Lynn Classic Car Day.

But if there is another event that you think deserves to be recognised, then tell us about it now.

Nominations should be submitted by 5pm on Friday, January 22, by visiting www.lynnnews.co.uk and clicking on the Business Awards link.

The nominated events will then be featured in the Lynn News on January 29, when we will open a readers’ vote for you to choose the winner.

The winner will be announced at the Mayor’s Business Awards ceremony, which will be held at Lynn’s Corn Exchange on Friday, March 4.

The finalists in the other award categories are as follows:

Mayor’s Business of the Year, sponsored by West Norfolk Council: Coldstores Limited, Lynn; Norfolk Leisure, Setchey; Ring Associates, Lynn.

Business Person of the Year, sponsored by Brown and Co: Mark Kacery, The Norfolk Deli, Hunstanton; Katherine Power, Vets One Group, Downham; Stephen Tansley, Shaun Hodgson Engineering Ltd, Lynn.

Apprentice/Trainee of the Year, sponsored by Roomfoss Control Systems: Harry Barker, Aspires Ltd, Fincham; Tyler Dawes, Congham Hall Hotel, Congham; Ashleigh Everitt, Boldero and Filby, Lynn.

Contribution to the Community, sponsored by Norfolk Training Services: Aspires Ltd, Fincham; Searles Leisure Resort, Hunstanton; The King’s Arms, Shouldham.

Customer Care award, sponsored by Norfolk Chamber of Commerce: Rural Broadband, Heacham; The Lodge Inn, Old Hunstanton; Vida Healthcare, Lynn.

Independent Retailer, sponsored by Adrian Flux Insurance: Ikon, Lynn; Market Bistro, Lynn; The Norfolk Deli, Hunstanton.

Leisure and Tourism, sponsored by Federation of Small Business: King’s Lynn Festival; Searles Leisure Resort, Hunstanton; The Anvil, Congham.

Small Growing Business (up to five years), sponsored by Mapus-Smith and Lemmon: Dedicated Care East Anglia Ltd, Lynn; The Anvil, Congham; TR Maintenance, Lynn.