Town set for first ever business awards
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Business owners in a Norfolk town are set to be celebrated this evening in the first ever Thetford Business Awards.
Organised by Gez Chetal, the executive director of Trust-House Lesiure, which runs the Thomas Paine Hotel in Thetford, it aims to celebrate businesses based in the town.
The awards kick-off at 7pm at The Carnegie Rooms where businesses have been nominated for a number of awards.
The categories are: Trainee Apprentice, nomination from companies; Mayors Award, selected by Mayor Roy Brame and Mrs Brame; Small Business of the Year (under five employees), nominations from the public and employees; Innovation, nominations from companies and employees; Employer of the Year, nominations from companies and employees; Helping Business in the Community, nominations from the public; Leisure, nominations from the public, Tourism, nominations from the public; Hospitality, nominations from the public, and Retail, nominations by the public.
Mr Chetal said: “The awards are designed to support and lift all local businesses to work and support each other.
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“I have seen many areas all trying to work against each other which is not good for businesses. If a business is doing well, we need to support them.”
The Thetford and Brandon Times and various businesses from across the Thetford area are sponsoring the event.
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Mr Chetal hopes the awards will become an annual event.