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Gosport Business Awards

The council is working in partnership with The News, 22Midnight and St Vincent College to launch the Gosport Business Awards 2024, with the ceremony being staged at the college's Jervis Gallery on the evening of Thursday 23 May. In addition to submitting nominations businesses can also get involved by being a sponsor of the event with more information provided below.

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Gosport Business Awards 2024

Is your business a Gosport based star or rising star?

If the answer is yes, a total of nine awards are up for grabs this year to help showcase the wide range of businesses across the borough and the contribution that they make to the local economy. It is free to enter and the categories (along with a link to the entry form) are as follows:

Please complete all the sections of the application form(s) to be considered eligible for these awards. If you have any questions, please get in touch with the team at gosportbusinessawards@gmail.com. The closing date for nominations is Friday 3rd May.

Gosport Borough Council Leader Cllr Peter Chegwyn said: "Gosport has a fantastic business community which is essential in helping to grow our local economy and create jobs and opportunities for local people, a key priority for the council. So we are delighted to be supporting these awards, which will rightly recognise all sectors of local business, from small independents and start-ups to retail and tourism and those showing their commitment to sustainability."

Portsmouth News Editor in chief Mark Waldron said: "The News enjoys nothing more than celebrating the successes of our local communities and that includes shining the spotlight on those businesses which are really making a difference. 

"We have just completed another successful Business Excellence Awards with a sell-out evening at The Guildhall and we are delighted to be bringing that focus right into the heart of Gosport by teaming up with the St Vincent College, the borough council and 22Midnight to launch Gosport Business Awards 2024."

St Vincent College Principal Andy Grant said: "We are really excited about this opportunity to highlight the many fantastic businesses in our town. We work with a number of employers, both large and small, and have long thought that they should have the chance to shout about themselves and to give people a chance to appreciate what they do.

"The awards aren't just about the big employers, we want to celebrate the small businesses and shops who are there day in, day out for the community and who go the extra mile to make life better for their clients and customers.

"We also want to highlight those companies and businesses who contribute to tourism, heritage, culture and, importantly, sustainability. We want Gosport's business awards to reflect every aspect of life in the town."

The deadline for entries is Friday 3rd May and the awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 23 May from 1800 to 2100hrs at the Jervis Gallery, St Vincent College. Every shortlisted nominee will be give two free tickets to the event, which offers food, refreshments, entertainment and a licensed bar. Additional tickets will be available at £25 per person.

Interested in sponsoring the awards?

Gosport Business Awards is a not for profit event with all sponsorship income used to make it a great experience for all involved. It will showcase the very best of the local business community and by being a sponsor you can help make it happen.

By doing so you are not only raising your company's profile locally but also helping to support those that are shortlisted and ultimately win the awards to do the same. With a number of the awards focused on Gosport's independent small business community this will make a real difference to those individual businesses that take part.

There are two levels of award category sponsorship available that include logo branding on print and online advertisements and editorial coverage; quotes in the pre-event editorial campaign; video pre-roll advertisements; advertisement and editorial content in the Winners supplement; presenting a selected award; and tickets to the event. All non-event related sponsorship elements will be published in The News, with event promotion featuring sponsor recognition also undertaken via supporting partners' online channels.      

To find out more about the sponsorship package opportunities please email nina.tennant@nationalworld.com 

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