IW CHAMBER BUSINESS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2016

The Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Business Awards For Excellence 2016 were presented on Friday December 2nd 2016. The ceremony at Cowes Yacht Haven is the most prestigious event in the Island’s business calendar, recognising and celebrating the best in Island business.

START UP BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD               

sponsored by Glanvilles

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This award recognises a new business which has shown extensive growth and entrepreneurship over the first two to three years of its existence.
Winner:
VIP Cottages
Highly Commended:
The Bandstand
Keats Cottage
SMALL BUSINESS AWARD                

 Sponsored by Liz Earle Beauty Co.

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Open to any small business employing up to 25 staff. This award recognises a small business which has shown enterprise and continued, sustainable growth.
Winner:
Wight Fire & Security
Highly Commended:
Richardsons Yacht Services
Nominees:
Lifeline Alarm Systems
SKILLS & PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT AWARD               

 sponsored by PC Consultants

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This award recognises significant business improvement through investment in their workforce, including training, development and mentoring.
Winner:
In2action
Highly Commended:

Isle of Wight Council
Isle of Wight Pearl
DIGITAL, MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS AWARD

sponsored by Hovertravel

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This award recognises businesses in the media sector, including on-line, print, video and audio. It will be presented to a business that innovates and shows continued growth and engagement.
Winner:
Style of Wight
Highly Commended:
Brightbulb Design Ltd
Nominated:

English Heritage – Osborne
CUSTOMER & TEAM SERVICE AWARD       

Sponsored by Lucas Fettes

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To be awarded to a business of any size and sector that can demonstrate exceptional standards of customer service, experience and engagement.
Winner:
Tapnell Farm Accomodation
Nominated:
Glanvilles LLP
Shanklin Theatre
BUSINESS IN THE COMMUNITY AWARD                

sponsored by Wightlink

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This award recognises a business of any size and sector that has contributed most to the Island’s wider community, through support, partnerships or social investment in community projects.
Winner:
Storeroom 2010
Nominated:
The Footprint Trust
Wight Warriors Speedway Ltd
GREEN ON WIGHT AWARD             

 sponsored by HJ Bennett

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This award recognises a business that has shown outstanding commitment to operating in a sustainable way, protecting and supporting the environment.
Winner:
CROSSPrint Media
Nominated:
English Heritage – Osborne
Isle of Wight Pearl
TOURISM BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD   

sponsored by Red Funnel

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This award recognises the success of any business or organisation in the tourism sector, including attractions and accomodation, that are developing and enhancing the tourism and visitor experience on the Island.
Winner:
Tapnell Farm Park
Nominated:
Grange Farm Bed & Breakfast
Quarr Abbey
MARKETING & DESIGN AWARD 

 Sponsored by Isle of Wight Radio

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This award recognises excellence and innovation in marketing and design, creating and strengthening brands which connect with audiences, leading to business growth and expansion.
Winner:
Brightbulb Design Ltd
Highly Commended:
Into the Blue
Nominated:
Tipsy Wight
GROWTH BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

 sponsored by Steve Porter Transport

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This award is open to businesses of all sizes and recognises businesses that have experienced exceptional growth in sales, profit, market share, employment or international trade.
Winner:
Red Composites (UK) Ltd
Highly Commended:
Isle of Wight Jobs Ltd
Nominated:
Red Composites (UK) Ltd
INNOVATION BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

 sponsored by Lifeline Alarm Systems Ltd.

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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.
Winner:
RFEL
Nominated:
Isle of Wight Jobs Ltd
Pirtek
BUSINESS INVESTMENT AWARD

 Sponsored by Isle of Wight County Press

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This award will be presented to a business that has done the most to improve from within, by investing in staff and resources to grow their organisation.
Winner:
Vikoma
Highly Commended:
RFEL
Shanklin Theatre
MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY AWARD

sponsored by IFPL

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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.
Winner:
Innovative Physics
Highly Commended:

Minus7 Ltd
Nominated:

Vikoma
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

sponsored by Moore Stephens

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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.
Winner:
Gurit (UK) Ltd
Highly Commended:
Red Composites (UK) Ltd
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The following awards were made by the Chamber and Judging Panel:

MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD
To be presented to a member that has provided exceptional support to the Chamber of Commerce throughout the year, assisting and supporting economic growth.

Winner:
Liz Earle Beauty Co.

PRESIDENT’S CUP
To be presented to an individual that has contributed significantly to promoting economic growth and the Isle of Wight.

Winner:
Robin Courage, High Sheriff

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.

Winner:
Tapnell Farm

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Events

may

5may7:30 am- 9:00 amBusiness Breakfast at Bembridge Sailing Club

18may9:30 am- 4:00 pmFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

25may6:00 pm- 7:30 pmEvening event at The West Bay Club

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