The Dumfries & Galloway Life Awards are now open for nomination - the deadline for entry is 9th October 2015.
There are four food and drink categories. They are:
Restaurant of the Year
For restaurants, hotel restaurants, dining pubs, casual dining spots and café bars that serve hot food for a formal or informal lunch or evening meal.
Cafe of the Year
For cafes, tea shops, coffee shops, cafe bars, galleries, shops, that serve hot and cold drinks, cakes, snacks, light bites and a more limited range of hot meals.
Chef of the Year
For chefs and cooks working in any food establishment in Dumfries & Galloway, including hotels, restaurants, cafés, pubs, outside catering, schools.
Producer of the Year
For owners/managers of primary producers of food and drink from D&G, or D&G-based suppliers/manufacturers of value-added products.
There are also general business categories which may be of interest:
Business Person of the Year
For business leaders, entrepreneurs, small and medium business owners, and senior managers in an entrepreneurial role in their company.
Most Promising Developing Business
For new businesses demonstrating achievement and the promise of further development after a successful launch, or recently established businesses successfully developing their businesses further to the next level.
Recognising the achievements of young people in business. They could be young people who have started their own business, who have taken up key entrepreneurial roles within a family business or other business, or have found success in school enterprise schemes. Entrants or nominees must be 30 or under on December 31, 2015.
For success in a tourism business that puts Dumfries & Galloway on the map, and/or contribution and dedication to promoting the tourism sector and the region
If you are thinking of entering, or if you suspect someone else may have nominated you, I would strongly advise that you submit your own entry form. These awards are judged solely on the information submitted in the nomination form, and clearly you are the best person to tell your story about your business.
Entry forms and full details can be found here: http://www.dumfriesandgallowaylife.co.uk/awards2015/