BRADFORD’S premier business showcase is now in its 10th year and once again we are inviting high-flying firms, new start-ups, upwardly mobile companies with vision and eager apprentices to come forward and be saluted.

The Telegraph & Argus Bradford Means Business Awards is one of the most eagerly-anticipated events in the corporate calendar in the region.

The aim is to highlight achievements, recognise innovation to industry and celebrate positive performance.

Nigel Burton, editor of the Telegraph & Argus said: ”Since our last Bradford Means Business Awards evening, one fundamental change has come about - Brexit.

Make your nominations for the Bradford Means Business Awards 2020 here

“The country left the EU on January 31. And while the government thrashes out the finer details of the divorce - future trade deals being just one important element - life has to carry on. We cannot rest on our laurels but maximize our efficiencies, productivity and exposure to be in with a chance of flourishing as an independent nation.

“The way we trade will change as we seek to do business with countries far beyond our former European partners, but change brings opportunity and Bradford, with its rich mix of cultures, is in a unique position to take advantage of all opportunities.

“These awards help highlight what you are about, show the hard work you have put in and shine a spotlight on staff who help make a good business a great business.

“Nominate yourself, your boss, colleague, company, fledgling business, a hard working apprentice and get your name out there.

“If you are successful you will take away a fabulous marketing message, that of Bradford Means Business Award Winner 2020.”

A full description of all the categories and who won them last year are in this supplement. The awards are staged and run in conjunction with Bradford Council.

Steve Lowe, sales director with LocaliQ, the digital marketing arm of the T&A, said: “This time last year we were starting out on the Bradford Improvement District, aiming to make the city centre a better place for all, especially to encourage people to come and spend in local business, right through to the district’s exciting bid for the City of Culture 2025, again based on a confident city feeling confident enough to stand up and be counted.

“Not forgetting the regeneration and opening of St George’s Hall, the arrival of PWC into the city, our own revamped Business Awards, the biggest ever Bradford Manufacturing week, the Redbull Amapiko event, through to the first Retail, Leisure & Hospitality Awards in The Broadway.

“We believe the passion, determination, tireless energy and skill that goes into running a company all deserve recognition and our 10 award categories are designed to celebrate businesses from across a range of sectors.

The awards final will take place in the city on Thursday, July 9 and will be attended by hundreds of Bradford district business elite. It will be a celebration of the region’s best companies.

“The whole event, organised in partnership with Bradford Council, will provide you with fantastic opportunity for networking, offer sponsors direct access to all the nominations, brand advertising in Bradford Means Business magazine and website, in the Telegraph & Argus and on the awards night itself.

Look for the nomination form on our website and nominate the business you think deserves one of these awards. We look forward to celebrating their success.”