Taunton Deane Business Awards have evolved from the Taunton Business Incentive.
This initiative ran for two years but it became clear that what business entering the Incentive needed did not match the prize offered. We found that by the time businesses felt comfortable entering the Taunton Business Incentive they had already got most of the support they needed in place; they were by now only entering for the recognition they got on winning.
Having listened to the entrants and the winners from previous years it was time for change, after all Taunton businesses deserved their own Awards and ones that reflect the great diversity of businesses we have in the Deane. We felt it was important that we extended the reach to the whole of the Deane, not just Taunton itself and so Taunton Deane Business Awards have become a reality.
Sponsors have been reconvened and new ones have climbed aboard. The new structure has been fleshed out and the Awards will be launched on 5 December on Small Business Saturday (@) with online application forms being available from the first week in January.
We do hope that you will put your business forward for one of the awards. It is free to enter and to apply is simple and to make it even easier we have two breakfast coaching sessions lined up for you to choose from – see our event section. Online application forms will be on this site soon!