Entries for the 2018 Awards for Excellence close TOMORROW

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Don't miss your last chance to showcase the achievements of your company, charity or public sector team by entering. As you can see by the diversity of some of last year's winners there really is something for everyone...

If you are passionate about your business, whatever the size, there are lots of award categories to choose from.

Maybe you would like to highlight your outstanding customer service, your innovation, digital skills or how you use technology. The award for Customer Service was won by The Tea Junction whose strategy is 'To ensure that all customers go away with a smile, having been delighted by an experience that they will share with others'.

Maybe you would like to tell people about your achievements in initiating a workplace wellbeing project. Last year's winner was Microgaming for the new corporate head quarters building, designed with staff input every step of the way.

Or maybe you want to showcase your company's all-round excellence by entering the award for Small Medium Enterprise, International Business of the Year or Company of the Year. Last year's award for Small Medium Enterprise was won by D&G Foods who run two very successful fish and chip shops in Peel and place great emphasis on using fresh local fish and produce wherever they can.

If you take pride in the service your public sector team provides you can enter the award for Public Sector Achievement of the Year, won last year by the DEFA for the way its Food Matters Strategy has increased the value of the island's food sector to slighly less than £100 million.

Are you an innovator or a leader in technology? Last year Dhoon School won an award for its innovative approach to achieving an inclusive educational environment whilst Goshawk Communications won the award for Excellence in the Use of Technology for developing a speech platform which can call clarity for both fixed and mobile calls, thus helping those who are hard of hearing.

You might want to publicise the amazing work your charity or cultural organisation does. Last year the Manx Breast Cancer Support Group won the award for Charity, Cultural and Social Enterprise, for their phenomenal fundraising achievements. The Manx Music, Speech and Dance Festival, 'The Guild', won the award for Teamwork for successfully running an event which 215 classes taking place in four different locations, for competitors of all ages.

You can also nominate someone else, an exceptional volunteer, a young acheiver or a business person. Last year's Young Achiever of the Year award was won by para swimmer Ben Grainger.

The Isle of Man Government's own award, Freedom to Flourish, was won by Adventurous Experiences who offer risk management education and skills development based around people having fun enjoying outdoor activities.

In all, there are 16 award categories offering opportunities for businesses of all sizes, individuals, public sector teams and cultural and charitable organisations.

You can find full details and download entry forms at www.excellence-awards.im. Entries close on Wednesday September 19.