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Chamber Business Awards

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The Chamber Business Awards returned for 2021!

The black tie ceremony with over 700 attendees took place on Thursday 2 September 2021 at the Worcester Arena.

Our business awards are 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 will open, for our 2022 awards, on Monday 10 January 2022.

What our Members Say

“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.”

– Shaun Leavy, CEO & Founder, Kinetic 6

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Categories for the 2021 Awards:

Best Use of Technology Sponsored by TechTeam

This award recognises organisations that have fully exploited the range of technology available to them to grow their business. Entrants for this award must demonstrate how they have used the power of technology to transform their business.

 

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 Customer Service Sponsored by Air Products

Recognising organisations with a focus on customer service and care, this award has been designed for businesses who can demonstrate excellence and commitment in the ever important area of customer service.

 

Excellence in Innovation Sponsored by Malvern Hills Science Park

This award celebrates innovative businesses that can successfully demonstrate the products, technologies and processes that lead the way in innovation.

 

Excellence in Professional Services Sponsored by Worcestershire County Council

This award will look at businesses that demonstrate excellence in the professional services sector, that can show evidence of strong financial performance, excellent customer services and can identify what sets them apart from their competitors.

Exporter of the Year Sponsored by Malvern Panalytical

This award recognises the strength of Britain’s exporters. Entrants for this award must stand out from the crowd on international stage and demonstrate that they have generated significant and/or sustained increases in their export activity.

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.

Manufacturer of the Year Sponsored by OGL Computers

Awarded to a business that has excelled in this sector, covering all aspects of the manufacturing process including product design, testing, development, marketing, sales and overall business performance.

 

Micro Business of the Year Sponsored by Worcestershire Business Central

This award celebrates micro businesses punching above their weight for businesses with 10 staff or less. Judges will be looking for businesses that have demonstrated strong revenue growth and a product or service of a quality that stands above competitors.

Most Promising New Business Sponsored by mfg Solicitors LLP

This category celebrates the best of new business in the two counties. Entrants to this award will be expected to demonstrate sustainable growth combined with a degree of commercial success that is exceptional for the size of the business.​ Your business must be in its first 3 years to enter.

Small Business of the Year Sponsored by Orchard Valley Foods Limited

This award will go to the company that has achieved consistent growth backed by a strong financial performance, while demonstrating a clear understanding of the markets that it operates in. To enter this award you must employ no more than 75 full time equivalent staff.

 

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.

Business of the Year Sponsored by Folk2Folk

This award is presented to the winner of winners on the night.

2021 Winners

A huge congratulations to all of this years winners!

The number of applications received this year exceeded expectations and were of an extremely high standard. Winners of each category were announced at the business celebration of the year!

View Our Winners

Employer of the Year:

Winner – DRPG

Small Business of the Year:

Winner – Payara Services Ltd

Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace:

Winner – NMITE

Excellence in Sustainability:

Winner – Indra Renewable Technologies

High Growth Business of the Year:

Winner – OLPRO

Family Business of the Year:

Winner – ISO Quality Services

Most Promising New Business:

Winner – Eva Capital Management

Best Use of Technology:

Winner – amica24

Excellence in Innovation:

Winner – D-RisQ Ltd

Excellence in Customer Service:

Winner – Malvern Panalytical

Exporter of the Year:

Winner – OLPRO

Excellence in Professional Services:

Double Winners – Bishop Fleming & 3WH

Commitment to the Community:

Winner – Yeleni Therapy& Support

Manufacturer of the Year:

Winner – Indra Renewable Technologies

Micro Business of the Year:

Winner – Surftech IT

Business of the Year:

Winner – Malvern Panalytical

2021 Finalists

View Our Finalists

Employer of the Year:

MT Cold Storage, Environmental Management Solutions, Payara Services Ltd, DRPG, Rotherwood Group, ISO Quality Services

Small Business of the Year:

amica24, Environmental Management Solutions, Focus Environmental Consultants, Payara Services Ltd, Indra Renewable Technologies, Optimec Systems Limited

Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace:

Design in the Shires, ISO Quality Services Ltd, NMITE, Specsavers Manufacturing & Distribution – Kidderminster, The Community Housing Group, Payara Services Ltd

Excellence in Sustainability:

DRPG, OLPRO, Indra Renewable Technologies, B Smith Packaging, One Creative Environments, AA Salt Services

High Growth Business of the Year:

West Mercia Networking Limited t/a BoB Clubs Worcestershire, Ecrubox Digital, DRG Interiors, Tricas Construction Ltd, OLPRO

Family Business of the Year:

New Leaf Plants, Shooting Reels, Pyon Products, Astley Vineyard, Design in the Shires, ISO Quality Services

Most Promising New Business:

Local e Sourced, Eva Capital Management, Optimec Systems, Apogee Associates Ltd, EMS Water, GMP Recruitment, Little Lodge Day Nurseries

Best Use of Technology:

DRPG, Smart Box Assistive Technology Ltd, Wyvern Business Systems, amica24, RGS Worcester, arrangeMY

Excellence in Innovation:

Worcester Bosch, D-RisQ Ltd, Indra Renewable Technologies, Malvern Panalytical, Kimal, Proteus Instruments

Excellence in Customer Service:

Malvern Panalytical, Environmental Management Solutions, Galebreaker Agri, Central Roofing and Building Services Ltd, amica24, Kinetic 6

Exporter of the Year:

OLPRO, Pyon Products Ltd, Kimal PLC, Excool Limited, Payara Services Ltd, Foster + Freeman

Excellence in Professional Services:

whatwhenwhyhow ltd, Ballards LLP, Environmental Management Solutions, Bishop Fleming, Focus Environmental Consultants

Commitment to the Community:

The Cart Shed Charity, Onside Independent Advocacy, DRPG, amica24, Yeleni Therapy& Support, Droitwich Spa CVS

Manufacturer of the Year:

Foster + Freeman, Kimal PLC, Apreco Ltd, Neoperl UK Ltd, Indra Renewable Technologies

Micro Business of the Year:

Local e Sourced, You Do Better PR, Seedlings Cards and Gifts, Surftech IT, EMS Water, Astley Vineyard, Willcox Matthews Recruitment

Chamber Business Awards Previous Winners

2019 Awards

Business of the Year
Level Peaks Associates

Best Use of Technology
Areca Design

Employer of the Year
DRPG

Excellence in Customer Service
Kingspan Insulation

Most Promising New Business
AV Actuators

Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace
Bishop Fleming

High Growth Business of the Year 
Level Peaks Associates

Family Business of the Year
AA Salt Services

Excellence in Innovation 
Malvern Panalytical

Exporter of the Year 
Level Peaks Associates

Manufacturer of the Year
Synthotec Limited

Micro Business of the Year 
Focus Ecology

Excellence in Professional Services 
ISO Quality Services

Small Business of the Year  
Rock Power Connections

2018 Awards

Business of the Year 
Vision Labs Ltd

High Growth Business of the Year 
Level Peaks Associates Limited

Exporter of the Year 
ETL Systems Limited

Excellence in Customer Service
ISO Quality Services Ltd

Manufacturer of the Year 
Vision Labs Ltd

Best Use of Social Media
OLPRO

Excellence in Innovation 
Indra Renewable Technologies Ltd

Professional Services Award
Bishop Fleming LLP

Best Use of Technology
Kinetic 6 Ltd

Most Promising New Business    
NMiTE

Small Business of the Year 
GreensafeIT Ltd

Micro Business of the Year
Ubi-Tech (3R) Ltd

Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace
Malvern Hills District Council

Employer of the Year
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

2017 Awards

Business of the Year 
International Glazing Services

Growth Business of the Year 
Bee Lighting Ltd

Exporter of the Year 
Haygrove Tunnels

Excellence in Customer Service
Kimal

Manufacturer of the Year 
Kingspan Insulation

Education and Business Partnership
Pershore High School

Excellence in Innovation 
GT  Access

Professional Services Award
Thursfields Legal Limited

Best Use of Technology
Simpli Wifi

Most Promising New Business    
Simpli Wifi

Small Business of the Year 
Titania

Employer of the Year
International Glazing Services

Other great discounts all Members gain access to:

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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.

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Gain exposure for your business

A powerful tool to raise your profile, make an impression for your business throughout the Herefordshire & Worcestershire community.

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FREE & easy to enter

Enter for free as a Member or Non-member, broaden your chances by entering into more than one category.

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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.

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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.

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What our Members Say:

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.

– Daniel Walton, Managing Director, OLPRO

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