TWO women have been named as finalists for the regional Enterprise Vision Awards (EVA).

Kim Taylor, of Masquerade Hair and Beauty in Bolton, and Christine Thomasson, of Rivington Chocolates in Horwich, will be two of the businesswomen up for the public vote in August.

They have been shortlisted for the customer services award and hospitality award respectively.

The winners will be announced on Friday, September 29 at a ceremony at Blackpool Winter Gardens.

Coral Horn, founder of Pink Link Ladies and organiser of the awards, said: "It's crunch time. It hasn’t been easy to reach the shortlist, but the judges have now chosen their finalists.”

“There is a huge amount of quality across all of the categories and it certainly won’t be easy for the judges. Entries for the awards are at an all-time high and I think that has reflected in the entries we have received."

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