BUSINESSES are being urged to share their success with the rest of South Devon and enter prestigious industry awards.
The South Devon Excellence Awards were given an official launch at the Torbay Development Agency's 2nd Friday breakfast at Cockington Court, Torquay, on Friday.
More than 30 people attended the event from a wide variety of local businesses.
They heard about the seventh awards event, which is organised by the Herald Express with headline sponsors TDA and Torbay Council, from Herald Express editor Jim Parker.
The awards ceremony, which is a highlight of the business community, will take place on March 7 and the deadline for entries is February 3.
The breakfast meeting also heard an inspiring talk from Andrew Dean from the Dame Hannah Rogers Trust about the fantastic progress made at the Seale-Hayne site in Newton Abbot which now has diversified in to a hub for music, arts and events.
Angela George also told representatives about the new Torbay Workhubs — Torquay Harbour Works and the Brixham Sea Works which are now open, providing flexible workspace and meetings rooms for small businesses.
Companies large and small in all fields of business are urged to enter the 2014 Herald Express South Devon Business Excellence awards.
The finalists will be invited to a glittering event at the Riviera International Conference Centre in March to celebrate their success.
Associate partners for the awards are South Devon College and category sponsors are Pavey Group, Kitsons Solicitors, South West Energy Centre, Business Advantage, South Devon Export Network and Interline.
This year's key dates are: nominations close February 3; awards ceremony March 7 at the Riviera International Conference Centre.
To enter the awards is easy, log on to www.heexcellenceawards.co.uk/awards