**Entry to the Burton Mail Business Awards is free; entry form can be downloaded here **
Business of the Year is the award and the honour which all companies will be hoping to win in 2017. The finalists for this award will be selected by the judges from the winners of the other categories.
The award will celebrate the firm which has not only excelled in its own category but which also has shown commitment and performance across the board. Dains Accountants is delighted to continue sponsorship of the Business of the Year category.
Dains Accountants' John Southwell said: "Our business in Burton and South Derbyshire has blossomed in recent years and we have no doubt that our association with the Burton Mail Business Awards, together with our work in the community and client focus, has contributed to our growth.
"The local area has some great, forward-looking businesses, which have innovated in good times and bad, and there is little doubt that we punch above our weight as a business community.
"The awards present an ideal opportunity for businesses to showcase themselves and winning an award, or being shortlisted provides a real boost to everyone involved in helping the business to succeed.
"The competition is fierce, however, and I would urge all applicants to use the awards to share their passion and to identify what makes their business special. On the awards night itself, it's difficult not to be buoyed by the energy of our local businesses and we look forward to it again."
Last year, the Business of the Year gong was scooped by Two Twenty
You can enter this year's awards here