The Cirencester business awards will take place tonight honouring the brightest sparks from in and around the town.

For the ninth year, Cirencester Chamber of Commerce will be rewarding and celebrating the best the town has to offer.

The Chamber of Commerce Business Awards offer up a chance for the business community to shine.

Once again the Wilts and Glos Standard is sponsoring the Customer Service Award

Other categories this year are: Business Person of the Year, Team of the Year, Corporate Social Enterprise Award, Retailer of the Year, Professional Services Provider of the Year, Hospitality & Entertainment Provider of the Year, Business of the Year, Young Enterprise of the Year, Cirencester Ambassador Award, Creatives Champion.

New awards this year are Business/organisation of the Year and Apprentice of the Year.

The award ceremony will take place at The Cornhall and will begin at 7pm.

A live blog will be running later on this evening on The Standard website announcing all the winners.