ENTRIES for an awards ceremony awards celebrating the best of business in north Hampshire business are now open.

The INSPIRE Business Awards will be returning this year with new and different prizes, including the addition of an overall winner category selected by the judging panel from the 13 winners.

Organised and managed by Destination Basingstoke, the awards last year were attended by more than 500 people last year, representing more than 180 businesses from the region.

Felicity Edwards, managing director of Destination Basingstoke, said: “Often when people think of INSPIRE they think of the awards evening and all its glitz.

“INSPIRE is an awards programme, not just a good night out, and the most important part of the programme are the businesses themselves and the hard work and passion that makes them award winning.

“We have a huge range of inspiring businesses operating in the north Hampshire region. The INSPIRE Business Awards offer a chance to celebrate and showcase their successes. We would like to encourage customers of businesses, friends, relatives and colleagues to recommend great businesses to enter”

Entry into the INSPIRE19 business awards is free and those selected as finalists will each receive a free ticket to attend the ceremony in November.

To enter, go to inspirebusinessawards.co.uk.