Business Awards launched

Scottish Borders Council launches the 2013/14 Business Excellence Awards today, Thursday.

The awards will celebrate local businesses that show vision and commitment in their respective fields.

The closing date for applications is March 24 and the winners will be announced at an event on April 25. Award applications can be made at www.ourscottishborders.com or by contacting Stuart Kinross on 01835 826505 for a form.

Categories and sponsors: Start-up/New Business of the Year (Porter’s Porches & Conservatories); International Business Award (Bank of Scotland); Employer of the Year (Skills Development Scotland); Tourism Business Award (Area Tourism Partnership); Retail & Town Centre Business Award (Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce); Technology & Innovation Award (QubeGB); Marketing Campaign of the Year (GMP Printing); Environmental Business Award (ProStrakan); Rural Business of the Year (Forestry Commission).