THERE is still time to enter the Altrincham and Sale Chamber of Commerce 2017 Business Awards - but you'll have to act fast.

There are just days to go before nominations close on July 31.

The awards are open to all businesses in the area, including non-chamber members.

The 2017 business awards, now in its sixth year, will be held on October 19 at the Cresta Court Hotel.

The host this year will be radio presenter Darren Proctor.

The event is sponsored by Turkish Airlines and held in association with the Sale and Altrincham Messenger.

Guests on the evening will get the opportunity to win two return business class tickets with Turkish Airlines to travel anywhere in their vast network by participating in the heads and tails competition.

The raffle will benefit a chosen charity.

The categories and sponsors are –

· Small business of the year (sponsor Sale and Altrincham Messenger).

· Start up business of the year (sponsor Slater Heelis LLP).

· Retailer of the year (sponsor Handelsbanken).

· Property team of the year (sponsor Together).

· Provider of professional services (sponsor Informed Solutions).

· Leisure and tourism (sponsor Turkish Airlines).

· Young apprentice of the year (sponsor Trafford College).

· Charity of the year or charity representative (sponsor MLP Law).

· Customer service of the year (sponsor Bluebird Care Trafford).

· Business of the year (sponsor Trafford Council).

Businesses can nominate themselves, clients, customers or suppliers.

Nominations can be done online at or email to Deadline for nominations is July 31.

In the nomination from, in not more than 150 words, say who you are nominating and why they deserve recognition.