People are being encouraged to nominate deserving members of the Cirencester community for an award. 

A new ceremony is being held in Cirencester this year, with Cirencester Chamber of Commerce combining their celebration of the town's businesses with awards for pillars of the community sector.

The four community awards are being organised by Cirencester Town Council as part of the town's Business and Community Awards which are being supported by the Standard.

The Daniel Bingham Award for Community Project of the Year will be judged by the Bingham Library Trust, recognising a community project which has made a difference to the well-being of people in Cirencester.

Environmental Project of the Year, will be judged by Cirencester Town Council’s climate change advisory group and will recognise contributions to improving the environment in Cirencester. 

Volunteer of the Year will be judged by the council's own team of volunteers, while Significant Contribution of the Year will be determined by the council's corporate group.

Cirencester Chamber of Commerce will be judging the business awards: Large Business of the Year (with more than 20 employees), Small Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Team of the Year, Young Enterprise of the Year (applicants must be 25 or under), Business in the Community and Apprentice of the Year.

As in previous years, businesses will be able to complete their own entry forms. Entries are welcome from any business located within the GL7 postcode area, or members of Cirencester Chamber of Commerce.

The community awards will be done by nomination and it will also be possible to self-nominate. The closing date for nominations is June 24. 

You can download nomination forms and found out more about each of the award categories at

The winners will be announced during an event at the Church of St John the Baptist in the Market Place on Friday, July 22 from 6pm-9.30pm. 

To buy tickets for the event go to