Now that entries have closed the judges have begun the difficult task of shortlisting to identify 3 finalists for each category for the next stage of judging. To ensure that the finalists are selected consistently and without favour the information given by the business will be measured against a score sheet, with the 3 highest scoring becoming the finalists.
Finalists will be contacted within the next week or two and an arrangement for the judges to visit them will be made. This will be the opportunity for the businesses to sell themselves, their business, their service or product face to face with the judges at their business location. In previous years the judges have found this experience exhilarating, they have learned so much about our local businesses and they are fascinated to see the range and quality we have in the town. All judging will be completed by 31st October.