THERE'S less than 48 hours left to enter the Echo-backed South Coast Business Awards.

Entries close tomorrow at midnight.

The overall winner – The Trethowans Business of the Year Award – will scoop a Newsquest media campaign worth £1,500 to promote their business with the Echo on line and in print and across a choice of our sister publications.

This year there are six categories to choose from and businesses can enter more than one.

They are:

l The Taylor Made Computer Solutions Award for Best Use of Technology

l The Hampshire Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year

l Meachers Global Logistics Export Award,

l British American Tobacco Award for Outstanding Contribution to the South Coast Region,

l Moore Stephens Owner Managed Business Award

l Smith & Williamson Scale Up Business of the Year Award

The 2018 awards are run in conjunction with main sponsors Trethowans Solicitors and partners Destination Southampton, Santander and Business South.

The awards come to a climax at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl on July 13 when we will be revealing the winners and celebrating their successes at a black tie gala dinner.

Tickets are priced £70+vat per person or £650+vat for a table of 10. The price includes drinks reception, three course banquet with wine plus entertainment.

To book tickets email or call 023 8042 4715.

For further information about the awards, criteria and tips and advice on how to prepare your entry visit