Local firms are invited to sign up for next year's business awards.

More than 30 business people attended the launch of the Fairford & Lechlade Business Club Business Awards 2019 held recently at Sudbury House Hotel, Faringdon.

Chair of the Business Club, Helen Webb, gave a presentation on how to submit a winning entry.

She said: “We are expecting a bumper number of entries this year due to the expansion of the Business Club supporting businesses across Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.”

For the first time in its 12-year history of presenting Awards, the FLC is introducing an online entry system, which will make it easier to manage a larger volume of entries.

Any member of the Business Club can enter the Awards regardless of size or type of their business and any non-member can also enter if their business is in the GL7, GL54, SN6, SN7 or OX18 postcode area.

If you’re not in one of these postcode areas and want to enter the Awards, you can join the Club for only £40 pa at www.flbc.org.uk and enter regardless of where your business is situated.

Designed to recognise the excellent and achievements of local businesses, the four main categories are: Business of the Year; Business Person of the Year; New Business and Most Innovative Business.

You can enter the Awards by completing the online entry form at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FLBCAwards2019.

The closing date for receipt of entries is noon on December 31 2018.

To find out more about the Business Awards, please visit www.flbc.org.uk or contact admin@flbc.org.uk.