Chamber Business Awards
Sponsored by Folk2Folk
The Chamber Business Awards are back for 2021! The black tie ceremony with over 680 attendees will take place on Thursday 2 September 2021 at the Worcester Arena.
It is free to enter for Members and Non-members and the opportunities that come alongside entering an award are invaluable, including a great boost to staff morale, a powerful tool to raise your profile and a way to stand out against your competitors.
Entries are now open!
Entries close on Friday 28 May 2021.
A Flavour of our Awards
Categories for the 2021 Awards:
Employer of the Year Sponsored by University of Worcester
This award rewards organisations that demonstrate excellence in the promotion and implementation of a learning and development culture. In addition, this year we are looking for companies that can also demonstrate commitment to the health and wellbeing of their staff and have clear projects in place supporting their local area.
Excellence in Professional Services Sponsored by Worcestershire County Council
Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace Sponsored by Cargill Protein Europe
This award recognises that the health and wellbeing of your employees is embedded in your businesses culture, that the activities that your organisation undertakes to promote and encourage the positive health and wellbeing of your staff, and the impact of this on your employees and the wider business.
High Growth Business of the Year Sponsored by EBC Group
This award is open to businesses of all sizes and recognises businesses that have experienced exceptional growth in sales, profit, market share, jobs or international trade. Judges will be looking for an organisation that can demonstrate the highest levels of growth with a strong plan for sustainable financial performance.
Micro Business of the Year Sponsored by Worcestershire Business Central
Most Promising New Business Sponsored by mfg Solicitors LLP
Small Business of the Year Sponsored by Orchard Valley Foods Limited
Family Business of the Year Sponsored by Harrison Clark Rickerbys
This award is open to businesses of all sizes, operating in any sector, that is family owned and run by two members of the family. Entrants will need to show how they are preparing the next generation of their family to ensure continued family ownership of the business. Judges will be looking for an organisation that can demonstrate how the family businesses nature and values have contributed to success across the business.
Excellence in Sustainability Sponsored by Business Energy Efficiency Programme
The Chamber Is looking for beacons of good practice leading the way to a low carbon, resource efficient and low waste future. This award seeks to recognise any business who can demonstrate success in reducing their environmental impact either directly in their operations, in the supply chain or during product use. Examples might be; reducing energy usage, developing a new product or service that delivers environmental sustainability, working with customers or suppliers to eliminate non-recyclable packaging, introducing biodiversity or decarbonising your energy mix.
Commitment to the Community Sponsored by Sanctuary Group
This category is open to any organisation, irrespective of size or sector that can demonstrate its commitment to the community. The organisation must show evidence that it has schemes, initiatives and policies which have maximum positive impact on local communities. Judges will be looking for clear methods of evaluation, effects on financial performance and involvement of staff and customers.
Entries are now open!
The winners of our Awards were automatically entered for their chance to win at the Regional Chamber of Commerce Awards.
The Winners of the Regionals were then put through to the coveted National Chambers of Commerce Awards for their chance to take home the biggest award; Business Of The Year.
See below our winners who went on to be successful at regional and national level.
Employer of the Year
Small Business of the Year
Indra Renewable Technologies
National Runners Up
Health and Wellbeing
National Runners Up
High Growth Business
National Runners Up
Business of the Year
Why should you enter?
Improve staff morale
Show your employees how much you value their hard work and accomplishments! The buzz of winning an award can be a big motivator.
Grow your network
The Chamber Business Awards evening is a great place to build relationships with other organisations from the two counties and discover new opportunities to explore in the year ahead.
Gain exposure for your business
A powerful tool to raise your profile, make an impression for your business throughout the Herefordshire & Worcestershire community.
Stand out from the crowd
Winning a Chamber Award helps your company to stand out from the crowd. Give your business the opportunity to stand out against your competitors by having recognised acknowledgement.
FREE & easy to enter
Enter for free as a Member or Non-member, broaden your chances by entering into more than one category.
Winning this award for best use of technology is hugely important for kinetic six and our clients. To have the UK industries finest recognise our hard work and tenacity in areas that we are so passionate about is absolutely incredible. It provides a whole new level of evidence when conversing with potential clients both in the UK and internationally, where a lot of our work is based.
Being a finalist or winning a category encourages us to continually develop to be the best, ensuring we are moving forward as rapidly as technology is advancing, which is certainly no easy feat. It is an absolute honour to have the support of the industry in the form of an award and we hope to be back next year
We were absolutely thrilled to win Excellence in Customer Service 2018; this was a great achievement and testament to the hard work our team put in over the last few years. The pride of winning great for motivation and morale of the team.
It was a great privilege to win the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce award for Employer of the Year. The accolade has enabled us to promote the charity to a wider audience, which has attracted extensive news coverage, further corporate partnership support, and high calibre candidates during a recent recruitment process.
We work really hard to ensure great Social Media output and so I’m incredibly proud of the team for achieving this fantastic award and I’d like to thank the British Chamber of Commerce and our own Chamber in Worcestershire and Herefordshire for recognising the work we do. It’s a great boost for the team to be recognised and it’s been a great experience to both receive the rewards and to get the recognition.
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