THE deadline for entries to the Altrincham and Sale Chamber of Commerce business awards has been extended to August 29, to accommodate demand.

This year’s business awards presentation evening will take place on October 16 at the Cresta Court hotel, in Altrincham.

The awards is now in its third year and by popular demand, BBC presenter Gordon Burns will again host the awards evening, which will be held in association with the Sale & Altrincham Messenger and Trafford Business Connect Magazine.

The event will start with a champagne reception, courtesy of the Cresta Court Hotel, followed by a three course meal.

The categories and sponsors are:

Small Business of the Year, Slater Heelis; Start Up Business of the Year, Sale & Altrincham Messenger; Retailer of the Year, Dr Jackie Campbell; Property Team of the Year, Trafford Business Connect Magazine; Young Apprentice of the Year, Trafford College; Provider of Professional Services; The Web Studio; Leisure & Tourism, Tree Communications; Charity of the Year, Myerson; Business of the Year, Trafford Council; Employee of the Year, Colemans ctts.

Nominations can be made on line at Simply scroll down to ‘nominate a business or a person’, click through to the nomination page and fill in the fields.

The awards are also open to non-members of the chamber so firms can nominate suppliers or customers as well.