The finalists have been announced for the fourth annual South Holland Business Awards.
Judges say the quality of the entrants and the sheer range of companies involved gave them a tough task to put together their short list for the awards ceremony.
However, after careful consideration, 17 businesses were selected as finalists and will be attending the awards presentation on Thursday to see who scoops the top prize.
Phil Scarlett, president of the Spalding and District Area Chamber, which has organised the awards, said: “A huge thank you to all those businesses who submitted applications this year.
“The competition was very tight and all should be extremely proud of what they have to offer.
“We are very much looking forward to announcing the winners at our sell out event.
“The South Holland Business Awards are extremely special as they provide an opportunity to acknowledge all the hard work being carried out in the more remote areas of Lincolnshire.”
The finalists are Fairnet Commercial Services, Maples, Pet to Vet, Tulip Radio, Tonic, Lincs Training, Elite Sport Academy Ltd, Woodlands Hotel, NFU Mutual, Duncan & Toplis, Freshlinc, Infotel, Sunflower Lodge Childcare, Kirsty Buffham at Fairnet, Nicole Sleaford at Infotel, Lisa Wright at National Centre for Craft and Design, Jac Ripley at Maples.