Are you a regional business champion?

A REGIONAL business awards scheme for small firms has been launched with a rallying call for entries.

East of England Business Champions is in its second year and the organiser is looking forward to a wide variety of entrants.

Awards organiser Damian Cummins, of Events and PR,said: “We welcome entrants from all sectors of the business community, our only criteria is that they are either a sole trader or employer with a turnover between £25,000 and £5 million or for a new business just £10,000 turnover, this is a great way for small firms to promote their business with no costs involved.”

Entry to East of England Business Champions 2012 is free and there are eight categories to choose from. The deadline for entries from Beds, Herts, Bucks, Cambs, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk is is October 15.

Charles Smith, regional chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and one of the leading sponsors, added: “We want to celebrate the success of small businesses, it is these entrepreneurs who are presently keeping the country afloat and ultimately will pull us out of the so-called recession”

To enter free, visit www.eventsandpr.co.uk/east-of-england-business-champions