Good things come in small packages: Enter the Rugby Business Awards 2012 for free

Rugby Business Awards 2011 - Dunchurch Park Hotel.

Rugby Business Awards 2011 - Dunchurch Park Hotel.

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THEY say good things come in small packages - and the search is now on to find Rugby’s Small Business of the Year 2012.

If your business employs fewer than ten full-time staff then this is your chance to shine.

Entries for Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Brethertons, will be judged on the quality of their business plan and their ability to show how they have fulfilled their business objectives. A clear understanding of the market and of customers’ needs must also be shown.

Richard Pell (pictured at last year’s awards with Frank Bruno and Mac Hair and Beauty), senior partner at the award’s sponsor, Brethertons Solicitors, said: “Brethertons are delighted to be sponsoring the Rugby Business Awards’ Small Business of the Year Award again for 2012.

“These awards are a celebration of local businesses creating development and employment for the town and surrounding area.”

He added: “Having grown from a small business ourselves, Brethertons understands the complications that take place when running a small business while maintaining very high standards and quality of service.

“It is important to award these achievements, to encourage other businesses to do the same and generate success.”

Mack Hair and Beauty won the award last year. Michelle Kelly of Mack said after the award: “I couldn’t believe it, I was so happy. After we won it felt like all the hard work had paid off.”

This year’s winner will be announced at a black-tie ceremony at the Dunchurch Park Hotel on Friday June 1.

The awards are staged by the Advertiser and the awards’ main sponsor Cemex and this year feature entertainment from comedian Bobby Davro.

Tickets for the awards night cost £40 plus VAT and include a three-course dinner, welcome drink, wine on the table and the after-dinner entertainment.

Places are limited so businesses are invited to book early.

For tickets, more information, or to enter, call Advertiser advertising manager Ginny Hunter on (01788) 539990 or email ginny.hunter@rugby advertiser.co.uk.

Entering the awards is free.