Tonight we will find out who the winners are in the in-Cumbria Business Awards 2019.

A glittering ceremony will be held at the Halston in Carlisle, presented by broadcaster and journalist Cathy Newman.

There are 17 categories up for grabs, including the prestigious Robin Burgess Lifetime Contribution to Cumbria accolade, which will be awarded to the person who has made a real difference to the county.

We will be revealing the winners on Twitter as the awards ceremony takes place. If you've got a ticket, we'd love to see your tweets!

Use the hashtag #bestofcumbria

If you can't make it, follow us online and tweet your congratulations!

Meet the finalists vying for the awards...

Businessperson of the Year

  • Michael Pemberton, BEC, Cleator Moor
  • John Coughlan, TSP Engineering, Workington
  • Anand Puthran, McMenon Engineering Services, Workington

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Nicky Gordon, Genesis Homes, Penrith
  • Lisa Dykes, iCan Health & Fitness CIC, Carlisle
  • Vanessa Lana Brown, VL Aesthetics, Carlisle

Apprentice/ Trainee of the Year

  • Alex Dawson, Wood/ i3 Decommissioning Partners, Sellafield
  • Jasmine Scaife, Kaefer, Sellafield
  • Daniel Jackson, Innovia, Wigton

Best Large Business

  • i3 Decommissioning Partners, Sellafield
  • Bender UK, Ulverston
  •, Penrith

Best SME

  • More Handles, Carlisle
  • Taylor and Braithwaite, Appleby
  • FlexMR, Milnthorpe

Best New Business

  • Lakeland Fleet Management, Carlisle
  • Genesis Homes, Penrith
  • 32 West, Ulverston

Best Family Business

  • Woodward SHE, Lillyhall
  • Stan Sherlock Associates, Carlisle
  • Scallywags, Carlisle

Best Professional Services Company

  • Prospus Group, Carlisle
  • Bendles LLP, Carlisle
  • Responsive Limited, Workington

Best Tourism and Hospitality

  • Tullie House, Carlisle
  • Holbeck Ghyll, Windermere
  • Pure Cottages Group, Windermere

Best Manufacturing

  • Clark Door, Carlisle
  • McMenon Engineering Services, Workington
  • TSP Engineering, Workington

Flying the Flag for Cumbria

  • Clark Door, Carlisle
  • English Lake District China Forum, Bowness
  • Trade Copiers, Penrith

Best Customer Service Excellence

  •, Penrith
  • David Allen IT Solutions, Penrith/Carlisle
  • Bender UK, Ulverston

Best Innovation

  • Bender UK, Ulverston
  • Activf-ET, Dalston
  • Innovia Films, Wigton

Best Best Green/Ethical Business

  • Ullswater ‘Steamers’, Glenridding
  • Newlands Adventure Centre, near Keswick
  • H&H Reeds, Penrith/Carlisle

Best Community Involvement

  • Oxley Group, Ulverston
  • Sealy UK, Aspatria
  • OneAIM, Moor Row

Best Marketing Strategy

  • James Cropper, Burneside
  • Old Vicarage Residential Home, Grange-over-Sands
  • Lakeland Leather, Ambleside

Good luck to them all!