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 closed.

 

Winners 2019

Sponsors

A Flavour of our Awards

Previous winners

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.

The Process

Top Tips for Entering

Why Enter the Awards

2021 Finalists 

A huge congratulations to all of our finalists this year!

The number of applications received this year exceeded expectations and were of an extremely high standard. Winners of each category will be announced on the night of the Awards in, what promises to be, the business celebration of the year!

 

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 and 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

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

Shaun Leavy

CEO & Founder , Kinetic 6

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.

Jennifer Semini

Managing Director , ISO Quality Services

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.

Angela Watkins

Director of Business Support, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

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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