Entries are being sought now for this year's Business Excellence Awards in the Scottish Borders.
The awards aim to acknowledge and showcase business success and entrepreneurial activity across the Scottish Borders.
Eight categories have been chosen reflecting the diversity of local businesses.
Entry is free and the closing date is 10 February.
Each of the shortlisted companies will have the opportunity to showcase their company and achievements at the annual awards ceremony on 23 March at Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels, where the winners will be announced.
The awards website www.ourscottishborders.com/ awards allows local businesses to:
review the criteria for each category before applying
download the official awards brochure
download electronic copies of the application forms or request paper copies