Get your votes in for the North Nottinghamshire Business Awards 2016

A number of Worksop companies have been nominated for the North Nottinghamshire Business Awards 2016 – but there is still time to get your vote in.

People can make their nominations for the annual awards until Monday, November 30.

The deadline for the public vote is 10pm on Friday, January 16 2016.

Categories include: best guest experience; best independent retailer; best tourist attraction; and best artisan food and drink producer.

A spokesman for North Notts Business Connections, said: “The public voting awards for the North Notts Business Awards have proved extremely popular and that’s a fantastic accolade to how much people across the North Notts region love our local firms.”

Businesses up for the best guest experience honour include: BroomWagon Vélo Café, Retford; The Opera Tea Rooms, Retford; The Pheasantry Brewery, East Markham and The Blue Bell, Ranskill.

Nominees for the best independent retailer include: New Focus Photography, Worksop; The Craft Shop, Retford; The Good Health Boutique, Retford; Kustom Lab, Retford; NDR Photographer, Tuxford; ​My Little Cottage, Retford; Fuse Fireworks, Retford; Pure Photography, Retford; and The Bridleway & Gauntleys, Dunham-on-Trent.

Best tourist attraction candidates include: Laser Labyrinth, Worksop; West Street Galleries, Retford; and Bassetlaw Museum, Retford.

And nominees for the best artisan food and drink producers include: The Chocolate Kitchen, Retford; Double Top Brewery, Worksop; Stichelton Dairy, Welbeck; and The Swoon Bakery, Retford.

Last year, Worksop-based snack firm Karkli, which was started by Gateford entrepreneur Kumar Kolar, picked up the new business award, while Bread & Roses café and caterers, Bridge Street, Worksop, was named the social enterprise of the year.

Voting is strictly one vote per person per category, but people can vote for one of each of the four categories on one form. Any business located within the Bassetlaw district can be nominated.

To nominate a business for an award, email [email protected] – the winners will be announced at Worksop College on Thursday, March 24, 2016.