East Lindsey District Council is holding its first Business Awards in May 2017 to recognise business excellence, best practice and innovation in the District. The Awards will showcase the skills, talents and successes of East Lindsey businesses and provide a benchmark and inspiration for all businesses in the future.

East Lindsey District Council wants to recognise local excellence across the following categories:

  • Exporter of the Year
  • Excellence in Manufacturing
  • Excellence in Digital Innovation
  • Food Business of the Year
  • Independent Retailer of the Year
  • New Business of the Year
  • Visitor Attraction of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Best Place to Eat

The criteria for each category can be found here.

The Awards are free to enter and nominations are now open across all nine categories. Visit http://www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/article/5164/ELBA-How-to-Enter to find out more about the nomination process. Finalists for the Awards will be chosen at the end of March 2017.

Alongside the Business Awards ELDC are organising their ‘Celebrating Business Excellence in East Lindsey’ Expo. The Expo has been conceived to raise the profile of East Lindsey businesses within the local community and beyond. It will provide a platform for the 27 finalists and all the sponsors to showcase their products/services and highlight possible employment and training opportunities. The Expo will also encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship and engage with local schools to forge stronger links between education and business. The Expo will be open from 10am to 3pm on Friday, 19th May 2017. More information on the Expo can be found here: http://www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/article/5162/ELBA-Expo.

Award winners will be announced at the formal Awards Ceremony, which also takes place on Friday, 19th May 2017. The Ceremony will start with a drinks reception at 7pm, followed by a three course meal and the awards giving when the winners will be announced.

All Finalist will be expected to attend both the ‘Celebrating Business Excellence in East Lindsey’ Expo and the formal Awards Ceremony held at Kenwick Park Hotel in Louth.

If you are interested in sponsoring the awards, head to our Sponsorship page to find out more.