OVER the years some of Cheshire’s most prestigious companies have been honoured in the Trinity Mirror Cheshire Business Awards.

But the awards are for everyone and some of the brightest start-ups and small businesses have also received awards and gone on to prove themselves as brilliant business models.

The Trinity Mirror Cheshire Business Awards celebrate the innovation, hard work and team-spirit that makes Cheshire's businesses, from the biggest employers to the newest start-ups, so great.

Nominations can be made until the closing date of July 14. Judging will take place on August 1.

This year the prestigious awards presentation evening on September 16 will take place in the pavilion at Chester Racecourse, alongside the two-day 'Celebrating Cheshire' business exhibition.

The awards dinner is also a social occasion and provides the opportunity to meet business people from right across the county.

For further information about the awards and details about how to enter, visit the website: www.cheshirebusinessawards.co.uk.