EVERYONE wants to know "What’s in it for me?", well the overall winner of the Echo-backed South Coast Business Awards 2018 – The Trethowans Business of the Year Award – will scoop a Newsquest media campaign worth £1,500 to celebrate.

So in addition to a great night out at the awards and a trophy, winning could be bring a huge amount of coverage to your business.

The winner's package could look like this:

- A full page in the Hampshire Business Magazine

- A full page in the Southern Daily Echo Business Section

- A 'Your Business' native content profile to appear at www.dailyecho.co.uk

- A 'Meet the Owner' business profile to appear in the Southern Daily Echo

Two sponsored posts within the Southern Daily Echo Facebook feed

A targeted 80,000-page impression campaign, to run across dailyecho.co.uk,hampshirechronicle.co.uk, romseyadvertiser.co.uk, .basingstokegazette.co.uk orandoveradvertiser.co.uk.

The 2018 South Coast Business Awards is open for entries from all Hampshire-based businesses, with a range of awards categories.

Every category provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase your business strengths and each winner will get a specially commissioned trophy, framed certificate, and valuable publicity.

The awards categories are:

- The Taylor Made Computer Solutions Award for Best Use of Technology,

- The Hampshire Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year,

- Meachers Global Logistics Export Award,

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

- Moore Stephens Owner Managed Business Award,

- Winchester Motor Company Customer Service Award,

- Smith & Williamson Scale Up Business of the Year Award,

Such has been the interest in the wards that we have extended the deadline for entries from April 12 to April 19.

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. It will be a black tie event and a night to remember.

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 scba@dailyecho.co.uk or call 02380 424715.

Further information about all the awards together with hints and tips to make you entry stand out are available at dailyecho.co.uk.