THE Ayrshire Business Awards are back, ready to celebrate their 10th anniversary.

The awards, organised by the Ayrshire Chamber o f Commerce , have become renowned as the headline event of the Ayrshire Business Week and in the last decade have provided a platform to highlight the success of businesses in Ayrshire.

The awards recognises businesses which have demonstrated excellence in a variety of fields.

Winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner at Ayr Race Course on Friday, October 11.

The organisers are delighted to have 1825 Financial Planning once again as their principal sponsor.

Val Russell, CEO of the Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Theawards are a great way to raise your profile, celebrate success and shout about your achievements.”

The 2019 Categories are: Developing Ayrshire’s Young Workforce Award - 1825 Financial Planning Ayrshire Food & Drink Award - East Ayrshire Council Active Travel at Work Award - Active Travel Hub Start-up Business ofthe Year Award - Business Gateway Apprentice of the Year Award - Woodward Growth Business of the Year Award - The RAD Group Excellence in Customer Service Award - South Ayrshire Council Tourism Award - University of the West of Scotland Family Business Award- North Ayrshire Council Business in the Community Award - Ashleigh Building Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award - Trump Turnberry Ayrshire’s Best Business Award (0-10 employees ) - West Coast Accelerator Ayrshire’s Best Business A wa r d ( 11-50 employees ) - Media Scotland Ayrshire’s Best Business Award (51 employees or more) - GSK Employer of the Year Award - Westfield Health (New award) Companies can enter up to two categories and the closing date is Friday, August 2.

The awards are free to enter. Find out more about at business-awards.