NOMINATIONS are now open for this year's Grow Gloucestershire Showcase Awards.

Gloucestershire County Council is holding the second annual awards on October 20 at Cheltenham Racecourse.

The awards celebrate and recognise young people in the county aged between 14 and 24 who have kick-started their careers and the businesses or schools who have helped them.

Young people who have shone in the workplace or shown entrepreneurial vision and employers who have given a young person the skills needed to help them with their career are encouraged to enter.

For more information about the categories and how to enter, visit

The deadline for entries is 5pm on July 11.