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Entry forms ready for awards competition
11:55am Thursday 26th July 2012 in News
The annual Hove At Your Service Awards will take place on October 16 at the PROBIZ County Cricket Ground in Eaton Road, Hove. It is organised and funded by the Hove Business Partnership which brings together the city council and local business owners and stakeholders to encourage business in Hove and Portslade.There are nine categories in this year's awards including Best Shop; Best Place to Spend an Evening; Friendliest Staff. New for this year is Best Eco Business and Hove Hero where organisers are looking for someone who really makes Hove and Portslade a great place. Other categories include Best Specialist Service, Best Business to Business and Best Newcomer for new shops that have opened in the last 12 months.
Among the contenders so far are Arches Health & Beauty, Bertie & Belle, Blake's Pharmacy, Coffee Republic, Giggling Squid, Green Mop, Hub Hove, Igigi, Latino Restaurant, Plumbers on Tap, Nick Rivett Sport, R C Secker (butchers), Tom's Sandwich shop, Traherne Pharmacy, Uniquely You.
Roger French, managing director at the Brighton and Hove Bus Company, is one of the organisers. He said: “We've had 11 different businesses nominated so far and we are expecting more in the coming weeks. Every business in Hove and Portslade has received an entry form hand delivered. This must be submitted by the end of August. There will be another chance for customers to nominate their favourite shop, restaurant, café or business in tomorrow's Argus when a nomination form will again be printed.”