The elite entries have been identified in a prestigious annual competition to find the best advertising and design in the Midlands, East, South West and Wales.

This year's Cream Awards will take place at the ICC in Birmingham on November 3.

One of the organisers, Emma Neilson, said: "We've been delighted with the standard and number of entries this year. We've had a great breadth of interest. There are 25 companies shortlisted in 34 categories."

The competition is open to firms across the Midlands, East, South-west and Wales.

The Cream Awards 2005 are backed by The Birmingham Post and sponsored by Adline, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Goddard Gadd, Midlands Creative Circle, Robert Horne Group and Stephens and George.

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