BARNSLEY businesses are being urged to compete for recognition at an annual awards ceremony.

The Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards in the autumn will acknowledge the achievements of the region's top firms in ten categories.

The event is expected to attract hundreds of guests keen to recognise the region's businesses at Rotherham's Magna Centre in October.

Businesses of any size are being encouraged to put themselves forward for the accolades.

Richard Stewart, service manager at Bull Information Systems, one of last year's winners, said: "The awards are the headline event of the business calendar within our region and provide businesses and individuals the opportunity to show exactly what makes Barnsley and Rotherham great."

You can enter here. The final deadline for entries is September 13.