The search is on for the best of the best as the Cornwall Business Awards open for entries in 2022.

From great places to work and customer experience, inspirational stories of success and growth to exporters and rising stars; the Awards recognise companies that demonstrate why Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is such a great place to do business.

Now in its 16th iteration, the Awards are organised by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth and Skills Hub, who provide an independent and impartial service to help make businesses better through support and training.

Kirsty Miles-Musgrave, Operations Manager for the Growth and Skills Hub said:

“We are thrilled to have the Cornwall Business Awards back for 2022. After a break in both 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic we cannot wait to recognise the achievements of businesses across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, from those who have shifted the ways in which they work to others who have kept moving forward despite the challenges.

“Whether you believe your business is the best place to work, if you have a rising star on your team who deserves recognition, or if you’re doing your bit to help make our county cleaner and greener, there is an award category for everyone so jump online and get applying.”

The Awards are completely free to enter, and businesses should register on the Cornwall Business Awards website. A full listing of award categories as well as tips and tricks on how to put together your application are also available there.

The Growth and Skills Hub will also stage three webinars to help potential applicants put together an award-winning entry. More information on these webinars, which start on 26 January, can be found here.

The finalists for each category will be announced at the start of May, with all finalists also in the running for the People’s Choice Award.  This Award is chosen via public vote and in 2019 saw nearly 10,000 people take part in deciding the winner.

Any business or sole trader based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly can apply with applications open until Midnight, Monday 21 March.