RESIDENTS now have the chance to put their favourite local businesses forward for a 'prestigious and glamourous' award.

Now in its third year, the Crème de la Crème business awards, organised by the Cheshire Club, is seeking nominations for its 2024 competition.  

The event promises to 'shine a spotlight' on some of the county’s most distinguished and up-and-coming entrepreneurs. 

Held at the beautiful and historic Cranage Hall on Friday, November 15, the event offers a vibrant array of entertainment through the course of the evening.  

The Cheshire Club says the awards are 'an exceptional opportunity' for businesses and their staff to unwind and truly enjoy the night with likeminded individuals and other business owners. 

Joanna Scott-Aspray, founder of the awards, said: “It’s always a pleasure to organise and host this very special event. 

“The Crème de la Crème Cheshire Business Awards continue to shine a spotlight on local businesses, celebrating their achievements and fostering a spirit of community and excellence within the Cheshire business landscape, as well as fundraising for charities every year.

“So many people enjoy the evening, are uplifted and inspired by others, and of course, some worthy winners take away a trophy which always helps with visibility for their business, their credibility, and of course their growing success.”

Award applications are now open, and can be made at the Cheshire Club’s website.

This year’s categories are: charity of the year; most enterprising and innovative business growth; best business startup; female of the year; male of the year; community champion; small business of the year; star of the year; entrepreneur of the year; best customer services award; family business of the year; and the outstanding self-development award. 

Joanna added “I’m so proud of the awards and how popular they’ve become in just a few years.”