Havant MP Alan Mak has issued the last call for residents to nominate their favourite businesses for the Havant Small Business Awards, with the deadline at the end of September.
The local MP has received a record number of nominations for his awards, with 1,000 nominations from residents living around the constituency. But there is still time to nominate.
Whether it's a favourite cafe, pub or restaurant, a tradesman who has gone the extra mile, or a local business leader or apprentice who has inspired you, all nominations are welcome. Last year’s Awards were a huge success, with more than 200 people attending the Awards ceremony at South Downs College.
Alan said he was delighted by the huge response so far, and said he’d enjoyed looking through the nominations that had been received.
He said: “The huge number of nominations that we have received proves how popular these awards are becoming. However, there is still time to put forward your favourite business so that they have the chance to be named as Havant’s best small business.”
Alan started the awards as a way of recognising the constituency’s best loved local firms, having worked in his own family’s small business growing-up.
He added: “Backing our economy and celebrating the hard-work done by local business owners is a top priority for me as local MP. Our small businesses create jobs and generate wealth for our area, and I’m delighted to organise the Awards again for a third year to put them in the limelight.”
All nominations must be for businesses within the Havant Parliamentary Constituency, which covers Havant Town, Emsworth, Hayling Island, Bedhampton, Langstone, Purbrook, Stakes, Widley and Leigh Park.
Everyone who nominates will be entered into a prize draw to win tickets to the summer awards evening at South Downs College and House of Commons Champagne.
To nominate visit alanmak.org.uk/nominate
Picture: Alan Mak MP with the staff of Coastguard Café on Hayling Island which was named as Best Restaurant in 2017