She is best known for her role in the TV soap Coronation Street and more recently in the BBC’s The Impressions Show with Jon Culshaw.

“MKBAA is thrilled to announce Debra as the compere for this year’s awards and we look forward to being thoroughly entertained by her charismatic comedy on the night,” said Philip Smith, chair of MK Business Leaders Partnership.

The awards, which will return for the third consecutive year on March 10, are organised by MKBLP, in collaboration with full service marketing agency Interdirect and event management experts Evolution Live.

Mr Smith said: “We can promise Debra, and our guests, another great evening as she helps us recognise and celebrate the best of business in Milton Keynes in the glittering surroundings of the ballroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton.”

The closing date for stage one entries is November 30.. Applications will then be reviewed and approved for stage two, which will require further details to be submitted by January 20. The judging process will then commence and a final shortlist of businesses announced.

To enter the awards, or nominate a company that you think is worthy of recognition, visit To find out more follow @MK_BAA on Twitter, and join the discussion on LinkedIn. 

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