Businesses across the Bromley borough are being invited to put themselves forward for the annual Bromley Business Awards.

The awards were established in 2011 and are designed to recognise and reward the achievements of Bromley’s business community.

Awards director Isabella Harding said: “We are delighted to be organising these awards in 2016. Every year the judges are impressed not just by the quality of businesses who put themselves forward, but also by the enthusiasm and passion for these awards.

"Business owners and managers have had to work very hard over the past few years to keep ahead of their competition, and the peer to peer endorsement that comes from winning one of our awards really can make the difference when it comes to securing new customers and winning new business."

There are 12 categories that can be entered:

  • Best SME Business
  • Best Business for Customer Service
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Best Charity or Social Enterprise
  • The Green Award
  • Employer of the Year
  • Best Green Business
  • Independent Retailer of the Year
  • Best Hospitality & Leisure Business
  • Best Business for Marketing & Social Media
  • Best Business for Innovation & Growth
  • Bromley's Best Breakfast

News Shopper is proud to be sponsoring this year’s Bromley Business awards. As a local business, based in the borough for more than 50 years, News Shopper recognises the significant contributions local businesses make to the community.

Group managing editor Andrew Parkes said: “Supporting all aspects of our local community is at the very heart of everything News Shopper does and with the many challenges our local businesses have faced in recent times, we are pleased to be able to show our support again this year."

The awards are free to enter and businesses can enter online through Companies have two months to complete their entries before the judging process begins. The awards will culminate with a gala dinner and awards ceremony on November 3.