The 2020 Manchester Evening News Business Awards is now open for entries.
The event, which is in its 28th year, will take place on November 19 in Manchester’s Principal Hotel.
Business editor Shelina Begum said: “We are extremely excited to launch the 2020 Manchester Evening News Business Awards.
“The M.E.N. has a long history of supporting and recognising those who are leading the way in business and it is great to get out there, meet entrants and see first hand some of the excellent work that they are doing.
“Former winners have gone on to achieve great things and we look forward to catching up with the 2019 prize winners in the coming weeks to see what winning has meant to them and the opportunities it has delivered.
“I urge as many of you as possible to enter this year’s awards.”
The event celebrates excellence in firms of all sizes and sectors, from long-established multi-nationals to start-ups.
The full list of categories are:
All businesses submitting entries will be considered for the Mitchell Henry and International Trade & Export award. Winners will be decided by the judging panel.
For the head office outside Greater Manchester category, businesses must show evidence of their contribution and positive impact within the Greater Manchester region.
Businesses which enter must have their headquarters and management functions in the M.E.N’s circulation area and have their latest financial figures available.
Representatives of the judging panel will visit each entrant - except for those entering the turnover under £1m category.
A shortlist of finalists will be drawn up before the final judging day which will be held in the autumn.
Executive sponsors are Manchester Airport, PwC, Robert Walters, Brewin Dolphin, CMS and LDC. Category sponsors include Bolton School.
The M.E.N. Business of the Year Awards is free to enter and the deadline is Friday, March 6.