The Awards, an annual event for many years now were set to return in November, however after careful consideration the Chamber and award partners have made the difficult decision to cancel the awards but will return in 2021.
The difficult decision was taken in a bid to help protect our colleagues, venue staff and as well as minimising risk to the local business community.
Simon Beardsley, Chief Executive, Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce explains the decision “I am sure you can appreciate this isn’t a decision we have taken lightly or with any satisfaction, it is a huge disappointment to us, our year on year sponsors and of course the South Holland business community.
“We held off making this decision for as long as we could, explored contingency plans, however after careful consultation with the team, the Board and partners, we feel the most sensible way forward was to cancel this year’s awards.
“Awards are such a fantastic way of sharing those success stories and we need to ensure they are of course pertinent, timely and appropriate for businesses across all sectors, and as the COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges for businesses, and our entire focus needs to be on supporting the recovery of companies and communities.”
Councillor Nick Worth, South Holland District Council deputy leader and portfolio holder for growth and commercialisation, said: “The South Holland Business Awards is always the highlight of the year for the district’s business community, and it is a great shame, although entirely understandable for everyone involved, that it will not be possible to hold this prestigious event this year.
“The expertise, resilience and dedication of our businesses in the District has never been clearer to see than it has in recent months. I can’t wait for us to be able to gather together safely in the future to share all of these achievements and success stories, and to recognise some of the fantastic work taking place every day across South Holland.”
The South Holland Business Awards play a big part in celebrating business in the South of Lincolnshire and they will return in 2021 to celebrate the great achievements of local businesses.
For updates on dates for 2021, sponsorship and applications visit www.shb-awards.co.uk
Pictured are South Holland Business Awards winners of 2019
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