The awards celebrate the successes and achievements of all types of businesses across north Hampshire.
Organised and managed by Destination Basingstoke, the awards were attended by more than 500 people last year, representing more than 180 businesses from the region.
This year, with the significant 100 year anniversary of the suffragette movement securing the vote for women, the steering committee has chosen to celebrate this through the introduction of a new award which will feature alongside the 12 existing award categories which are available for businesses to enter from now until 7th September.
MD of Destination Basingstoke Felicity Edwards says “Often when people think of INSPIRE they think of the awards evening and all its glitz
“However 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 INSPIRE18 business awards is free.
Now is the time for businesses to put themselves forward to be in with the chance of picking up an award at the November ceremony.
To enter your business into this year’s awards visit www.inspirebusinessawards.co.uk.
The Award Categories
Female Achiever Award- Sponsored by Willmot Dixon
Business of the Year Award – Sponsored by Herrington Carmichael
Small Business of the Year Award – Sponsored by The Breeze FM
New Business of the Year Award – Available to sponsor
Business and the Community Award – Sponsored The Basingstoke Gazette
Employer of the Year Award- Sponsored by HR Department
Apprentice of the Year Award – Sponsored by University of Winchester
International Business of the Year Award - Sponsored by FLUOR
Innovation Excellence Award – Available to sponsor
Service Excellence Award - Sponsored by Vitacress
Young Business Person of the Year Award – Sponsored by Minuteman Press
Entrepreneur of the Year Award – Sponsored by Inchora
Family Business of the Year Award – Sponsored by Brackenwood Window