Bath Business Awards 2016 open for entries

Ian and Christa Taylor who collected three awards in 2015 , including the coveted ‘Business of the Year’ title – joined businesses, headline sponsors Thrings and category sponsors at the family-run hotel for last week's launch event.

Now in their sixth year, the awards celebrate the outstanding achievements and commercial successes of individuals, entrepreneurs and organisations from Bath and the surrounding area over the past 12 months.

Host Alex Brown, acting editor of the Bath Chronicle, announced that businesses will compete for silverware in a total of 14 categories, including ‘Business of the Year’, which is once again being sponsored by Thrings.

The full list of categories is: Business of the Year; Business Person of the Year; Customer Service Award; Innovative Start Up Business; Small Business of the Year; Training and Development Award; Young Entrepreneur of the Year; Lifetime Achievement Award; Leisure and Tourism Award; Marketing Campaign of the Year; Contribution to the Community; Retailer of the Year; Best Place to Work Award; and Environmental Business of the Year.

Simon Holdsworth, managing partner of Thrings, said: "The Bath Business Awards are renowned for attracting excellent nominations from the city's thriving business community. As a leading commercial law firm with a strong commitment to its regional markets, Thrings takes great pride in supporting the awards and recognising the continuing excellence of businesses in Bath.

“Our sponsorship of the Business of the Year award is a great way to give something back to the local market which has supported us as a firm, and to celebrate Bath as a great place to live and work."

The closing date for entries is 5pm on 5 August. Winners will be announced at a ceremony at Bath Racecourse on 22 September.

For more information about this year’s Bath Business Awards, please visit

Read the Bath Chronicle’s account of last week’s launch here.

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