Express & Star Business Awards postponed over coronavirus crisis
The Express & Star Business Awards have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Recent advice from the Government, stipulating that people should avoid large gatherings, has prompted the postponement of the annual awards, which are a highlight of the year for many companies in the Black Country, south Staffordshire and north Worcestershire.
The awards night was due to have taken place at Wolverhampton Racecourse on June 11 but, with the welfare of all involved of the utmost importance, it was decided that the sensible decision was to postpone the event until such time as it can be rearranged.
Editor Martin Wright said: “We regret having to make this decision, and I would particularly like to thank our sponsors for their continued support and patience. I would like to reassure business leaders across the region that we do plan to reschedule the awards when it is possible to do so.
“This is an unprecedented situation and we will of course keep everyone updated."
Judging was set to have begun shortly following the announcement of the finalists in each of the nine categories of the awards.
The announcement of all of the finalists will now also be put back.
Businesses that would like to find out more can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our team directly.
E&S business coverage continues during crisis
The Express & Star is determined to continue its in-depth coverage of business in its circulation area through the current crisis.
News of all businesses – no matter the size – is welcomed and the daily midweek City News page, weekly business supplement and online coverage will be maintained.
The newspaper will be striving to do its utmost to support the business community, of which it is part, through these tough times.
Business news can still be emailed to Express & Star Business Editor John Corser at Wolverhampton.Business@mnamedia.co.uk, posted to him at Express & Star, 51-53 Queen Street, Wolverhampton or via Twitter to @JohnCorser_Star. Also please call on 01902 319419 or 07931 862272.