IW CHAMBER BUSINESS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2017

 

WHAT:     A celebration of the best in Island business
WHERE:   Friday December 1st Cowes Yacht Haven
WHO:       You and your business?

Get set for the return of the biggest night in the Island business calendar. We’re back at Cowes Yacht Haven Events Centre with a table-full of sparkling trophies that will be looking for new homes. We’ve got great entertainment and your host will be TV’s Fred Dinenage who will be back once again after his awards debut last year. It’s a prestigious night and as it’s the first Friday in December the celebrations will be feeling festive too.

The only things missing right now… are the nominees! Could you or your business be a winner?

The categories are:

START UP BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD               
This award recognises a new business which has shown extensive growth and entrepreneurship over the first two to three years of its existence. In your entry you’ll provide evidence of how your business has grown and what you think has made your business a success.
SMALL BUSINESS AWARD                
This award recognises a small business (employing up to 25 staff) which has shown enterprise and continued, sustainable growth. You’ll provide evidence of recent growth and set out future plans for your business.
THE MORRIS BARTON APPRENTICESHIP BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD      
This award recognises a business of any size that has committed to supporting the next generation of employees. We’re looking for evidence of businesses that have invested in apprentices and can show how apprentices have made a real contribution to their team.
BUSINESS IN THE COMMUNITY AWARD                
This award recognises a business of any size and sector that has contributed most to the Island’s wider community. We’re looking for evidence of support, partnerships or social investment in community projects in the last 12 months.
EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD       
To be awarded to a business of any size and sector that can demonstrate exceptional standards of customer service, experience and engagement. We’re looking for evidence of great customer service and a strong ethos.
GREEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD             
This award recognises a business that has shown outstanding commitment to operating in a sustainable way. We’re looking for evidence of how your business is protecting and supporting the environment as part of your operations.
BUSINESS INNOVATION OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award will be presented to a business of any sector that can demonstrate how using new and developing technology has transformed the way that they operate, promoting efficiency and increasing profit.
GROWTH BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award is open to businesses of all sizes and recognises exceptional recent growth. We’re looking for evidence of major success in any field, including sales, profit, market share, employment or international trade.
TOURISM BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD   
This award recognises the success of any business or organisation in the tourism sector, including attractions and accommodation. We are looking for evidence of businesses that are developing and enhancing the tourism and visitor experience on the Island.
MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award will be presented to a business that can demonstrate innovation and excellence in the production and distribution of manufactured products, making the best use of new and developing technology.
MARKETING & DESIGN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD 
This award recognises excellence and innovation in marketing and design, creating and strengthening brands which connect with audiences, leading to business growth and expansion.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD
This award recognises the international importance of Isle of Wight exporters and will be presented to an organisation that can show growth and development in international markets.

The following awards will be made by the Chamber and Judging Panel:

MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD
To be presented to a Chamber member that has provided exceptional support to the Chamber of Commerce throughout the year, assisting and supporting economic growth.
PRESIDENT’S CUP
To be presented to an individual that has contributed significantly to promoting economic growth and the Isle of Wight.
BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD
To be presented to a business selected from this year’s entrants and winners which will be named as overall winner.

Island Business July August 2017

Island Business July August 2017

Business Awards for Excellence 2017

Business Awards for Excellence 2017

Events

august

24aug(aug 24)9:30 am(aug 24)9:30 amFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

september

08sep(sep 8)7:30 am(sep 8)7:30 amBusiness Breakfast at The Garlic Farm

13sep(sep 13)8:30 am(sep 13)8:30 amBusiness Breakfast at IW Chamber Business Expo 2017

13sep(sep 13)10:00 am(sep 13)10:00 amIW Chamber Business Expo 2017

20sep(sep 20)9:00 am(sep 20)9:00 amSo you want to win an award workshop - Value behind the trophy

21sep(sep 21)9:30 am(sep 21)9:30 amFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

27sep(sep 27)6:00 pm(sep 27)6:00 pmItalian Supper Night at Newclose Cricket Club

28sep(sep 28)1:30 pm(sep 28)1:30 pmSolent Growth Hub - Bid Writing Workshop

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