THE Lyme Regis Business Awards, first launched in 2021, have now expanded to include Charmouth and will be known as the Jurassic Business Awards.
Entries opened in late May and are already up on the same period last year, with organisers having now finalised details for the awards ceremony to be held online in November.
The awards were first held last year with an in-person ceremony at the Woodmead Halls, but organisers now hope to “break new ground” and make the event more inclusive by moving online.
The award ceremony will first cross over to the category sponsor to open the gold envelope and announce their category winner. The winner, who will not be informed in advance, will then appear on screen to celebrate.
Nigel Reeve from organisers MW Business Awards said: “We’ve been looking at ways to make the awards available for everyone. It’s been a logistical nightmare, but we have come up with a way to make this work.
“There’s no charge to watch the awards and they will be available to view live via the awards website, www.jurassicbusinessawards.co.uk and on YouTube.
“We expect the awards will have more than 200 viewings either live or over the next few days. With this format, we are promoting the range and quality of local businesses in the Lyme Regis and Charmouth areas to the maximum number of people.”
Entries and nominations are open until Friday, September 16, when the judging starts. Entry is free and businesses can enter as many categories as they want.
The live awards will be screened at lunchtime on Thursday, November 17.
You can find out more and enter a business at www.jurassicbusinessawards.co.uk