New business awards to recognise outstanding achievements in town

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The Times of Tunbridge Wells is a newspaper that was launched with a remit to reflect, among other things, the business life of the town. And it has done just that.

Since the first edition on March 4, the paper has carried more than 400 separate business related stories ranging from news about start-ups such as Darryl Lawson and his mobile hairdresser, to heavyweight financial articles such as the gathering in town of fund managers, which you can read here.

To further underline the newspaper’s ongoing commitment to local companies and initiatives, it is today launching the Royal Tunbridge Wells Business Awards 2016. The objective is to ‘recognise excellence in local business’ across ten award categories with the ultimate winners being honoured at a gala night dinner in May next year.

Jo James, chief executive of Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, said: “This will be an excellent opportunity to celebrate many of the great businesses in the borough, but also I hope stimulate others to look at how they can become more productive and ensure that west Kent’s economy continues to improve.”

The awards, which the Times aims to make the most prestigious in west Kent, are open to any business or business person operating within the Borough of Tunbridge Wells.

The formal launch of the awards will be held on November 25, with invited guests, in Tunbridge Wells. Among those attending will be the six judges drawn from the local business community. Full details of the categories and how to enter will be published in this newspaper and online. Each winner of a category will automatically be put forward for the title of Outstanding Business of the Year Award. Companies may also directly enter this category.

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