Specsavers stores across Derbyshire are collectively sponsoring Champions UK as hosts of the Derby Telegraph Business Awards 2018.

The Derbyshire cluster, which includes stores in Derby, Belper, Ripley, Oakwood, Ashbourne, Ilkeston, Beeston and Long Eaton, are involved in the sponsorship of the awards, which aim to celebrate and recognise local entrepreneurs and businesses.

Entries to the awards have now closed and judging is underway with the shortlist being announced in April. The finalists will be invited to a glittering awards ceremony, hosted by Champions UK, on 13 June at Derby College Round House in Derby.

‘We’re delighted to be sponsoring the business awards,’ said Krishna Parmar, Beeston store director. ‘We are committed to supporting our local community, whether it’s through nurturing local talent, fundraising for charities that make a difference or getting behind local events and awards.

‘The Derby Telegraph Business Awards are a very special celebration of the hard work, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit here in Derbyshire, which has ensured that we have a thriving business community. We are very proud to be part of that business community.’

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