Restaurants Skew and Pircio and takeaway Shekos are short-listed in various categories.
Head teacher Helen Smith said the news that eight devices were heading her way courtesy of Stortford IT firm Genmar was "just brilliant",
Supporting Stortford Traders in Lockdown: Wheatsheaf publican serving up free Sunday roasts for families in need wins councillor's backing.
Staff have received redundancy notices as the South Street shop is one of 60 earmarked for closure.
Research reveals that for every £1 spent with an independent business, between 50p and 70p circulates back into the local economy.
Stansted restaurateur Karim Ullah: "We're delighted to finally have a place where we can serve our food to everyone in Bishop's Stortford."
Stortford's shopping centre will welcome the designer discounter in a bespoke store incorporating the former Argos site next to Wilko in 2022.
"With no notice they've been required to close a week prior to Christmas... this will have a huge impact on these businesses and those they employ."
Bishop's Stortford BID manager Gina Thomas: “The impact of the move into tier 3 is disastrous for the town’s hospitality businesses."
Work inquiries rose 127% and the top four advice areas were benefits and tax credits, employment, Universal Credit and housing.
Covid marshals supporting pubs and restaurants at night to ensure safety measures are in place and to offer reassuring presence.
Texts and emails purporting to be from courier firms direct victims who have 'missed' a delivery to a website which asks for their personal details.
When lockdown forced many Stortford traders to shut, Catherine Tillbrook set up a Facebook directory for small businesses.
Joey Fairservice hopes to launch in former Gin Palace in new year while Eat 17 neighbour Katsu Charlie is off to the Wheatsheaf pub.
The South Street women's fashion and menswear branches are part of Sir Philip Green's Arcadia empire.