Bath businesses congregate for annual awards finalists' evening

The cream of Bath’s thriving business community is preparing to gather at the city offices of leading commercial law firm Thrings for the Bath Business Awards 2015 finalists’ evening.

More than 70 business professionals from in and around the city – identified by the awards’ judging panel as potential winners – will join sponsors, invited guests and members of the media at the event which takes place at title sponsors Thrings’ Queen Square offices this evening (9 September).

Now in their fifth year, the Bath Business Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements and commercial success of individuals, entrepreneurs and organisations from the city and surrounding area over the past 12 months.

Businesses will compete in a total of 14 categories, with the winners announced at a gala ceremony at Bath Racecourse on 24 September.

The categories are: Business Person of the Year; Young Entrepreneur of the Year; Innovative Start Up Business of the Year; Training and Development Award; Environmental Business of the Year; Retailer of the Year; Customer Service Award; Leisure and Tourism Awards; Best Employee Award; Best Business Website Award; Contribution to the Community; and Best Creative Business Award.

Judges will also present the Thrings-sponsored ‘Business of the Year’ award, as well as the Lifetime Achievement award to the businessman or woman who has made ‘a considerable, profitable and lasting contribution to business in Bath over the past 20 years’.

Simon Holdsworth, managing partner of Thrings and a member of the judging panel, said: "The Bath Business Awards are that moment in time to take stock and celebrate the success. As a city we punch above our weight and this event proves that. We are seeing businesses thrive and they are seizing the opportunities to grow – they are feeling confident. There are many businesses now looking to their next stage of growth.

“Thrings is very pleased to be supporting the awards for the third consecutive year and we look forward to welcoming the best of business in Bath to our offices and celebrating their considerable achievements over the past year.”

For more information about the Bath Business Awards, contact Emma Samways, regional events manager, on 07826 875110 or emma.samways@localworld.co.uk.

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