The Eastern Daily Press, the regional newspaper for the east of England, has announced the shortlist for its prestigous EDP Business Awards 2005. The awards are promoted in association with Business Link for Norfolk and will culminate in a glamorous black-tie event at the Hilton Hotel in Norwich on October 7th. The 2005 awards are the 16th year of this awards scheme, with the finale attracting some 300 of the region's leading business figures. The event will see the naming of winners in nine main categories as well as the overall Business of the Year award, which is sponsored by Barclays. Category winners will receive a hand-crafted EDP Business Awards trophy. The nine categories for awards are: Design & Development; Staff Care; Best New Business; Community Impact; Enterprise Initiative; Business Development; Environment; Best Industry/Education Link; and Customer Care. Full details of the successful finalists can be found on the EDP Business website.