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CUSTOMERS have just a few more days to have their say in the 2019 Inverness City Centre Business Awards. The winners will be revealed at the Inverness City Centre Awards dinner at the Mercure Hotel on Tuesday, April 2

By Calum MacLeod

This is the last weekend of voting for the annual event, run by Inverness Business Improvement District (BID) in association with the Inverness Courier.

However, thousands of city centre shoppers, diners and other customers have already cast their votes.

By lunchtime on Wednesday, more than 30,200 postal and online votes had been received.

Inverness BID manager Mike Smith said: “We are delighted with the number of entries and the interest from city centre users.

“It’s been quite overwhelming and we are fully expecting to beat last year’s total of 34,000 when we close the voting process on Sunday evening.”

With the cut-off point for voting is this Sunday, the window of opportunity for postal votes is rapidly closing, but forms can still be dropped off at city centre collection points or made online at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/voting

“There is an ever increasing number of people who vote online,” Mr Smith added.

“You can vote from any IP address, but we have a mechanism where you can only vote once, so online is good.

“However, people have also been going into shops which have forms available and completing them and posting them in or dropping them off in the Eastgate Centre or Victorian Market. That’s a good reflection of people’s support for businesses in the BID area.”

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