**Entry to the Burton Mail Business Awards is free; entry form can be downloaded here **

South Derbyshire District Council stands alongside counterparts East Staffordshire Borough Council in being the headline sponsor of the Burton Mail Business Awards 2017.

Bob Wheeler, leader of South Derbyshire District Council, spoke about the importance of the awards and the importance for everyone ensuring that businesses, both big and small, thrive.

He said: "We all look forward to the Burton Mail Business Awards as a major event in the calendar. It is an annual opportunity for us all to recognise and celebrate the successes of businesses large and small in South Derbyshire and East Staffordshire that contribute to growing prosperity and put food on the tables of our community.

"We work hard in the district to create an innovative and supportive environment for companies to thrive and grow. We'd like to take this opportunity to wish all the awards nominees the best of luck."

You can enter this year's awards here

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