The 2020 Mendip Business Awards have been cancelled due to the coronavirus emergency.
The award ceremony was due to take place at the Royal Bath and West Showground on Wednesday 27th May.
The annual awards are a celebration of Mendip’s talented businesses. They attract more than 90 local enterprises, with 200 people attending the night of festivity and networking.
Cllr Peter Goater, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, said, “Our decision to cancel this year’s awards was not an easy one as we wanted to celebrate what our fantastic local businesses have achieved over the last 12 months.
“However, we must ensure public safety during the coronavirus crisis and could not risk the health of those planning to attend, so the safest thing to do was to cancel the awards.
“Nevertheless, soon we will look ahead and start planning next year’s awards to ensure those businesses who want to be recognised for their hard work and dedication have a chance to do so in 2021.”
Businesses who have entered the awards this year have been notified of the decision by Mendip District Council, and offered automatic entry for 2021. A date for these awards is still to be confirmed.
Stay up-to-date with the awards by following Mendip Business Awards on Twitter and Instagram at @MendipBizAwards and on Facebook at @MendipBusinessAwards or visit the website www.mendipbusinessawards.co.uk.
If your business is struggling because of the coronavirus, visit www.mendip.gov.uk/businessrates to see what support is available.