Organisers of the MyMirfield Awards have said they are ecstatic after receiving more than 350 nominations in just three weeks.
Richard Hartley said he had been overwhelmed with nominations for businesses from around the town.
“I have been absolutely swamped with food and drink nominations in particular, and the stories that come out of these businesses are so inspirational,” he said.
“There are places that are being mentioned numerous times that I had not even heard of before, so it just goes to show there is more to this town than people might think.”
However, he said he was still keen to get more nominations for both the retailer and tradesman categories.
He added: “They are categories where we have had plenty of nominations, but each was for someone different. It would be nice to get nominations for the same person so I can see who stands out.”
Nominations for six of the seven categories are being taken until Monday March 2.
MyMirfield will then announce the shortlisted nominees in our paper on March 13 when voting opens.
The winners will be revealed during an awards night at Dewsbury District Golf Club in Mirfield on April 17.
The event will include a ‘posh’ raffle and auction for which donations would be welcome.
Proceeds will be split by Mirfield cyclist Jake Womersley – the grandson of Tour de France legend Brian Robinson – and MyMirfield, which will use its share on events like the late night shopping sessions it helped to co-ordinate last Christmas.
The categories open for nominations are service business of the year; food and drink establishment of the year; retailer of the year; business/tradesman of the year; community event of the year, and community organisation or project of the year.
Click here to make a nomination.