Chamber Business Awards
Sponsored by Folk2Folk
This year, the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce is proud to be hosting its seventeenth annual Chamber Business Awards.
Businesses across the two counties are invited to showcase their talents and achievements. The Awards offer an excellent opportunity for local businesses to raise their profile, celebrate their successes and boost staff morale.
The closing date for applications is Friday 29 March at 4pm.
Categories for the 2019 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 Handelsbanken
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
Celebrating innovative businesses this award celebrate the products, technologies and processes that lead the way in Innovation.
Excellence in Professional Services Sponsored by Worcestershire County Council
Recognising excellence within a professional services company, business or organisation.
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 Proton Partners International
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 Hewett Recruitment
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 QinetiQ
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 is open to businesses who employ 10 staff or less.
Most Promising New Business Sponsored by mfg Solicitors LLP
Celebrating new business that has started within the past three years, including innovation, launch and growth.
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
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.
Ecommerce Business of the Year Sponsored by Air Products
This award recognises the strength and creativity of Britain’s e-commerce businesses as well as the resilience required for the fast-paced nature of doing business online. The award will go to the business that has delivered an outstanding online customer journey, showing responsiveness to customers’ needs, with the business results and growth to match. Entrants for the award must stand out from the crowd, taking user experience, design, digital marketing and exceptional end to end purchasing experience to the next level.
Why should you enter?
Boost staff morale across the company
Attract new talent and retain existing talent
A powerful tool to raise your profile and gain exposure for your business
Stand out against your competitors by having recognised acknowledgement
A chance to win Regional & National British Chamber of Commerce Awards
FREE & easy to enter
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.Jennifer Semini
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
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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