OBSERVER AND GAZETTE BUSINESS AWARDS: Firm is on board again as a sponsor

Fred Dinenage with Claire Smith from VIP Venues 'C130541-25
Fred Dinenage with Claire Smith from VIP Venues 'C130541-25

LONG-TIME awards sponsor Vip Venues wants to see enthusiastic businesses enter the Places to Eat category in the Observer and Gazette Business Awards.

The events decoration firm is run by sisters Claire Smith and Susan Guyan, and they want to see a winner who tries new things and loves the industry they’re in.

Claire said: “We want people who love life and the jobs they’re in.

“We have supported the awards for a few years now. From a business point of view it’s nice to get involved and to support local businesses.”

Vip Venues is a family-run business providing themes, planning and decoration for weddings and events.

Established in 2006, the business has gone from strength to strength and is the leading supplier to many local venues.

Claire and Suzanne have supported the business award for the past few years. They believe supporting local business is important to encourage development and growth within the community.