Entries are open for the Thames Valley Business Awards 2013 with eight awards up for grabs.
Broadcaster and journalist John Sergeant will be presenting the awards at a ceremony on November 21.
It will include the award for Green Progress of the Year, sponsored by Colnbrook-based company Grundon Waste Management.
Other awards include Management Team of the Year, Charity of the Year, and Thames Valley Business of the Year.
Awards chairman David Murray said: "Every year we are overwhelmed by the quality, innovation and fabulous stories in the entries we receive and, with the economy gaining in confidence, we expect a very hard-fought contest in 2013."
The closing date for the awards, which take place at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre at the Madejski Stadium, Reading, is September 27.
Visit www.businessawards.co.uk to download an entry form.
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