Countdown is on for East Dunbartonshire Business Awards

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The spotlight will fall on some of the district’s top businesses at a special showcase event.

The East Dunbartonshire Business Awards 2014 will be a celebration of good work taking place within boardrooms, workshops, bars, restaurants and retail outlets across the area.

There are 10 chances at glory for local firms - with nominations already received across a number of categories. The closing date is April 11.

Local businesses are invited to enter, with individuals also urged to nominate a firm they work for, have received good service from or that they feel deserves recognition.

The awards have been organised by East Dunbartonshire Council.

Councillor Alan Moir, convener of development and regeneration, said: “We hope the business awards act as a showcase for good practice and innovative working locally - rewarding forward-thinking firms and providing inspiration.

“I’d encourage all local businesses, large and small, to consider putting themselves forward for a nomination, as well as ask local people to nominate those businesses which deliver great services or products.”

The closing date for nominations is April 11. Forms are available via the council website - - and packs can also be sent out. Call 0141 578 8530 or e-mail

The awards - to be judged locally by a panel of experts - will be handed out on May 9 at an event in The Eagle Lodge, Bishopbriggs. It will also include a charity fundraiser in aid of a number of local organisations, reflecting businesses’ continuing support for good causes across the area.

Jim Holland, Editor of the Kirkintilloch Herald Series and Milngavie & Bearsden Herald - media partners of the awards - said: “I hope as many local firms as possible step forward and help us to shine a light on some of the wonderful work taking place locally.

“Despite economic uncertainty there are signs of optimism in East Dunbartonshire and the awards are an excellent way to celebrate innovation and hard work.”