THERE are just hours left to enter the County Gazette-backed 2012 Somerset Business Awards.

Now in their seventh year, the awards have earned a prestigious reputation and are attracting increasing numbers of businesses each year.

The awards are open to Somerset companies of all types and sizes.

Businesses can nominate themselves and are welcome to enter more than one category, but should make multiple applications online, ensuring they differentiate between the criteria of each award.

For entry details and to apply online, visit .

The closing date for award applications is 5pm today (August 31).