JUST how local employers can boost their prospects for 2013 by entering the latest South Devon Business Excellence awards is to be outlined at today's Torbay Business Forum Meeting.
Justin Hall, from the Herald Express, will be explaining how easy and how rewarding it is to enter the sixth Herald Express Business Excellence Awards.
The awards have been launched in partnership with Torbay Council and the Torbay Development Agency.
South Devon College is again sponsoring the awards as an Associate Partner with the Herald Express.
The Business Advantage Centre at South Devon College is also a category sponsor as is the Pavey Group which is sponsoring the Best in Customer Excellence Award.
The meeting is being held from 9.30am to around 12.30pm at the Riviera International Conference Centre.
Also speaking will be Capt Kevin Mowat of Tor Bay Harbour Authority, Jim Portus from the South West Fish Producers' Organisation, and Angela George from IMS Marketing.
There will be an update on the Business Forum's plans for the coming year.
The award categories are:
Business Enabler of the Year
Business Growth Award
Best Social Enterprise and Community Impact Award
Best Sales and Marketing
Best in Customer Service Award (sponsored by Pavey Group)
Best Green Business Award (sponsored by South Devon College)
Most Innovative Company Award
Best New Business Award
Best Tourism and Leisure Award
Closing date for entries:
Monday January 21.
Thursday, February 14
Friday, March 15
The winners will be announced at a prestigious ceremony on Friday, March 15, at the Riviera International Conference Centre in Torquay.
For details of the awards and to how enter see the event's own website.