The deadline for the 2018 Cherwell Business Awards is fast approaching, as businesses are encouraged to enter ahead of the February deadline.

Following a launch event in November, the awards, which have established a solid reputation within the North Oxfordshire business community over the past 7 years, serve to showcase and celebrate the capabilities of individuals and organisations working within the Cherwell District.

The organisers hope to attract even more entries than in previous years with a newly developed website which has full details of the award categories, important dates and how to enter. With over 6,500 eligible businesses based in the Cherwell District there is scope for 2018 to be a bumper year as awareness of the awards increases.

The deadline for entries is Friday 16th February 2018, with the winner to be announced at a gala dinner in May.

Edd Frost, Managing Director of Edd Frost & Daughters Family Funeral Directors, the winner of the 2017 Cherwell Business Award for ‘Best Overall Business’ said of the awards:

Edd Frost at the Cherwell Business Awards 2017

“Winning the ‘Best Overall Business Award’ at The Cherwell Business Awards 2017 has enabled myself and my colleagues to believe that the service we are so proud to provide was worthy enough to have been acknowledged in such a high profile manner.”

“To stand up in front of a room full of very well respected and high profile local businesses was the most amazing and enriching experience and something I will never forget.  Considering that we are such a small business, and indeed relative newcomers as a business, it just goes to show that however small a product or company, you stand an equal chance of being a success story as the biggest and higher profile businesses.”

“The Cherwell Business Awards is a very worthy and wonderful event within the business calendar and a lovely opportunity to celebrate local business at its very best.”

Find out more about the award categories.