THE clock is ticking, the countdown is on, time is of the essence - whatever phrase you want to use, you must get your nomination in for the very special 10th anniversary Oldham Business Awards - by Friday!

It's open to all businesses in the borough with a range of categories to suit a host of successful organisations.

The 11 categories are: Business of the Year - over £10m; Business of the Year - £5m-£10m; Business of the Year - £1m-£5m; Business of Year Turnover - under £1m; Business Person of the Year; Employer of the Year; Start Up Business; Young Entrepreneur; Young Business of the Year; Supporting Young People and Community Engagement.

Nominations are welcome from large private and public companies through to thriving entrepreneurial businesses, promising start-ups and inspirational individuals.

Imagine the prestige of clinching the accolade of Business of the Year over £10m category?

Or if your company supports young people or engages in the community let OBA help you shout about it.

Organisers would love to hear about new businesses and thriving young entrepreneurs.

The benefits of being shortlisted or winning an Oldham Business Award help to propel and inspire organisations.

This year the awards are marking a very significant milestone in their existence - a fabulous decade of honouring Oldham's great and good business community.

And they want to share this phenomenal achievement with all those worthy companies out there in the Oldham community who, everyday, help to shape the success and future of the borough.

They also want you to be part of their glittering OBA 10th anniversary awards ceremony on May 11, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, hosted by TV comedian and impressionist Rory Bremner.

Last year the inspirational event welcomed well over 600 guests but 2018 is billed as being their biggest and best yet!

So come on, be part of something truly amazing and get nominating!

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