ENTRIES close on Friday for the Dorset Business Awards.

The awards, organised by Dorset Chamber, are open to all businesses with a BH or DT postcode, whether or not they are chamber members.

Stuart Dixon, head of marketing communications at Dorset Chamber, said: “These prestigious awards mean that businesses can be represented on a national stage, helping to attract investment and talent into the county. Dorset Chamber is extremely proud to be the organiser of these awards, and we look forward to receiving a diverse range of entries and announcing our finalists in September.”

David Banks, business development specialist at Westover Group – which is the awards’ auto partner – said: “The Dorset Business Awards has gained a reputation as the most coveted business accolade, and the gala dinner is the most prestigious and well-attended event in the county.

“We will have a presence at key Dorset Business Award events, including the gala dinner in November, displaying vehicles from some of the 15 manufacturers we represent in the county.”

Entries should be submitted via dorsetbusinessawards.co.uk before this Friday, August 2.