TONIGHT, there will be plenty of cheers and celebrations as the winners of the Inspire12 Business Awards are announced.

Organised by Destination Basingstoke, the highlight of the north Hampshire business calendar will see the very best of local companies recognised at the awards, being held at The Hampshire Court Hotel, in Chineham.

Awards in 12 categories are up for grabs and 500 people are expected to attend the event, which will celebrate the success of local businesses in Basingstoke and across north Hampshire.

Next week, The Gazette will publish reports, pictures and results from the biggest and best business awards in Hampshire.