TODAY we launch The Bolton Business Awards 2019 ­— and this year it will be bigger and better than ever.

This is the 14th year we have hosted the awards which recognise outstanding success and achievement by individuals and businesses across the borough.

Bolton is home to many fantastic companies, from individual entrepreneurs, to national and international success stories.

Some have come up with a novel idea and created an entire industry based on it, while others may have become game changers within their own field.

As well as celebrating these achievements, we also want to recognise outstanding individual performances, in addition to the amazing efforts of community groups, new businesses, training and, with so much work going on in and around the town centre, regeneration is a key theme this year.

Manufacturing and innovation are also being recognised, as well as the Editor’s Award, which will be presented to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to business and who has made a difference to the community.

There are so many success stories in Bolton’s business community and we want to hear about them and celebrate them.

So however large or small your company, or whatever role you play in it, make sure that you visit our website and complete an application ­— it could be you being honoured by your peers.