COMPETITION is going to be even tougher than usual in this year's Fingal Business Excellence Awards with the number of entries more than double last year's figure.Excitement is building ahead of the awards ceremony next month, with bookings for tables at the gala dinner at the Crowne Plaza Northwood Hotel already reported to be high. Applicants who are required to sumbit writeen submissions have until Friday, October 19 to return their entries to the Fingal Dublin Chamber offices. And entrants are also advised that mystery shopping company Spotcheck have received their applicants and will be out and about visiting them in the comint weeks. The awards brochure and the application forms are available from the Chamber office on 8900977 or can be downloaded from the Chamber website: www.fingaldublinchamber.ie The chamber's media sponsorship programme with the Fingal Independent guarantees that all award winners will be promoted in the leading local newspaper. Spotcheck, the mystery shopping and business measurement-services company, will carry out the judging and will shortlist entries under each award to go forward to the final. The winners will be announced at the prestigious black-tie Gala Awards Presentation Evening sponsored by Fingal County Council and hosted by RTE's Marty Whelan on Friday, November 16th in the award winning Crowne Plaza Dublin Northwood. Any business wishing to book a table should again contact the chamber office at 018900977.