Small businesses across Lincolnshire are being invited to enter a new national awards programme.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Streamline have launched the scheme, which aims to promote and celebrate innovation and success across the UK.
Winners will be announced in 12 regional heats, providing the shortlist for the final in April next year.
The categories are business innovation, online business of the year, micro business of the year and young entrepreneur of the year.
One firm in each category from the East Midlands will go to represent the region.
Doug Balderson, regional chairman for the FSB, said: "As with everything that we do, these awards are designed to promote the interests of small businesses and entrepreneurs all over the UK.
"We are really looking forward to using this awards programme as an opportunity to identify and engage with some of the most innovative and successful small business in the UK."
The closing date for entries is December 31. For more information, visit www.fsbstreamlineawards. co.uk.