JUDGES for this year’s Telegraph & Argus Bradford Means Business Awards met to whittle down entrants for the shortlist.

The awards aim to celebrate success, recognise achievement and highlight the innovative people and companies throughout the Bradford district.

This year’s event, presented alongside headline sponsor Bradford Council, will take place at the home of Bradford City, Valley Parade, on Thursday, July 21, and promises to be a fantastic celebration.

Steve Lowe, Sales Director at Local IQ, said: “It was great to welcome the business awards judges into our new offices for the first time and to see both the number of entries have increased, but also the quality of the entrants too.

“The judges had to tough task in separating many of the entries to arrive at our shortlist.

“With lots of new companies entering the awards too, the awards night in July should be a great opportunity to meet new contacts as well as old friends and we are looking forward to hosting the awards at Bradford City.

“Good luck to all those shortlisted and of course a big thank you to Bradford Council and all our sponsors as we could not run these awards without your support.”