ENTRIES are now open for next year's Bridport Business Awards.

The 2021 awards have been adapted to follow restrictions introduced by the coronavirus pandemic, with both the launching ceremony and the awards ceremony being streamed live.

The launching ceremony took place on Wednesday, November 11 and is still available to view on Youtube on the 'Marketing West SW Ltd' page.

The closing date for entries is February 1 and the award ceremony will be held on March 11.

There are 12 categories open to all local businesses, regardless of size.

The entry form is available at www.bridportbusinessawards.co.uk. Entry is free and businesses can enter as many categories as they would like.

The award categories are:

Best Community Support

Rising Star of the Year

Most Welcoming Business

Best Customer Service

Arts, Crafts and Design

Best Use of Digital

Pub or Café of the Year

Restaurant of the Year

Green Business of the Year

Independent Business of the Year

New Business of the Year

Retail Business of the Year

Service Provider of the Year

Overall Winner