IF you’re proud of your business why not enter it in the Chard and Ilminster News-backed Somerset Business Awards.

The awards, run by Somerset Chamber of Commerce, recognise and celebrate Somerset’s outstanding and diverse businesses.

Previous winners have said the prestige has given them a promotional lift and led to an increase in sales. The awards can be followed on Twitter at @SomBizAwards.

Entry is free and there are 14 categories – for details see somerset businessawards.org.uk The deadline is noon on Friday, August 29, and the presentation ceremony is at Westland Conference and Leisure Complex in Yeovil on Friday, October 17.