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West Norfolk Mayor's Business Award called off

Next year's West Norfolk Mayor's Business Awards has been called off due to concerns about coronavirus restrictions.

West Norfolk Council, who host the event in association with the Lynn News, made the decision to cancel the event after considering the hard time that so many businesses in the borough are going through at present.

The event was due to be held at the Alive Corn Exchange on Friday, March 5.

Sandringham wood fashioned by East Coast Signs (42574309)
Sandringham wood fashioned by East Coast Signs (42574309)

A highlight of both the civic and business calendar for more than 30 years, the business awards are a glittering night attracting some 250 people to see the endeavour and innovation of commerce locally rewarded.

Graham Middleton, cabinet member for business development, said: “I’m disappointed that the Mayor’s Business Awards will not take place in 2021.

"At a time when local businesses are achieving so much I would love to recognise their work and support they give to the West Norfolk community, but it is also a time where many businesses are working to new restrictions and are working harder than ever and it is not appropriate to host a celebration during a pandemic.

“I am looking forward to seeing this event return, with the usual great support from the Lynn News, in 2022.”

Mark Leslie, editor of the Lynn News, said: "The decision to call off the 2021 awards is very sadi but inevitable inthe current circumstances. Sponsors have been contacted and all are in agreement it is the right thing to do.

"The planning starts now for when the awards return in 2022 and I'm sure they will be bigger and better than ever."

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