Celebrating the contributions and achievements of businesses, organisations and individuals, Tendring Blue Ribbon is a new awards event for 2016, organised by Jamesons Chartered Accountants, Barclays Bank and Tendring District Council, in association with Dream 100. On the evening of Thursday 6 October the event, taking place at the Princes Theatre, will celebrate success stories in the Tendring area. There will be 12 awards presented over the course of the evening ranging from ‘Rising Star of the Year’ to ‘Long Serving Staff Member Award’. Here at Thompson Smith and Puxon we are very pleased to sponsor the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award which recognises an individual who can “demonstrate outstanding enterprise, innovation and flair, with exceptional vision and leadership and a strong financial track record”. There will also be a charity raffle at the event, proceeds of which will go to three chosen charities, Acorn Village, The Harwich Mayflower Project and Only Cowards Carry . If you know a business, organisation or individual who deserves recognition for something they have contributed or achieved then nominations are now open and you can make your choice here.