A DUDLEY businessman who works at the heart of community is in the running to win one of our Forging a Future for all Awards.

Mohammed Sagir, who runs Direct Link Communication in Wolverhampton Street, has been put forward for Town Centre Ambassador of the Year.

The Dudley, Stourbridge and Halesowen News has teamed up with Dudley Council and partners to help launch the awards, which celebrate the individuals and organisations who are doing great things across the Dudley borough.

The Forging a Future for all Awards will culminate in a glitzy black tie event at Copthorne Hotel in Dudley on Tuesday, November 27 where the winners will be announced.

This is your opportunity to tell us about some of the great work being done to improve all aspects of life in Dudley.

There are 12 award categories: Improving the Local Environment Award - individual and group awards, Outstanding Contribution to Education Award, Young Achiever Award, Community Award, Transportation Award, Better Connected Award, Rising Apprentice Star of the Year, Business of the Year, Visitor Attraction Volunteer of the Year, Lifetime achievement Award (open to people working within a visitor attraction), Town Centre Ambassador of the Year.

The deadline for entries is Wednesday, October 24.

It’s easy to nominate, just fill out a form at www.dudleynews.co.uk/awards/forgingafuture.