Last week, the deadline for entries was extended, so it will now fall at noon this Monday, March 20.
Jean MacQuarrie, editor of the Harrogate Advertiser series, said: “We extended the deadline by a week and we’re glad we did, as we’ve seen a late surge in numbers of contenders, just as we anticipated.
“The judges will be getting down to the business of sifting through all the entries next week, and I’m sure there’ll be some superb ones, as usual.”
The winners will be announced at a black-tie awards ceremony on Thursday, April 27 at the Royal Hall.
The awards, whose main sponsor is Harrogate and Pateley Bridge estate agent Verity Frearson, celebrate business excellence across the circulation areas of the Harrogate Advertiser Series, which cover the Harrogate District plus Wetherby, Tadcaster, Sherburn-in-Elmet and several villages east of Leeds.
Businesses may enter as many of the 10 categories as they like:
l Best Rural Business
l Tourism Award
l Family-Run Business of the Year
l Employer of the Year
l Best Small Company (1 to 10 employees)
l Best Medium Company (11 to 50 employees)
l Best Large Company (over 50 employees)
l Best Company Website
l Business Personality of the Year
l Lifetime Achievement
To enter, just go to www. harrogatebusinessawards.co.uk