IW CHAMBER BUSINESS AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2018
in association with RED FUNNEL

The nominees are:

BUSINESS IN THE COMMUNITY AWARD
Sponsored by Ascensos
Chris Court Associates
Freshwater Southern Co-operative
Osel Enterprises
Seaview Village Shop
Southern Co-op Funeralcare

START UP BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD
Sponsored by PC Consultants
Digital Eaze
Island Riding Centre
Jigsaw Training and Development Services

GREEN INITIATIVE AWARD
Sponsored by Gurit UK
E-Taxi
Island Riding Centre
Tipsy Wight

TOURISM BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD
Sponsored by Visit Isle of Wight
Vectis Ventures
Wight Karting

RETAILER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Sponsored by Steve Porter Transport
Bayliss and Booth
The Garlic Farm

MARKETING & PR AWARD
Sponsored by Isle of Wight County Press
Brightbulb Design
The Seaview Hotel
Vectis Ventures               

THE MORRIS BARTON APPRENTICESHIP BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD
Sponsored by Christopher Scott
Hovertravel
Isle of Wight Council
Powered Now
Stoneham Construction

HOSPITALITY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD
Sponsored by Wightlink
IoW Espresso Llp / Island Roasted
The Seaview Hotel
Thompsons

TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION AWARD
Sponsored by Lifeline Alarm Systems
Innovative Physics
RFEL
Wight Computers
Yokogawa Marex

MANUFACTURING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD
Sponsored by IFPL
Café Racer Kits
Honeybourne Jewellery
Wight Shipyard

EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD
Sponsored by Red Funnel
BeCalmed
In2action
Tom’s Eco Lodge
WightFibre

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Sponsored by IW College
Hillbans Pest Control
Lifeline Alarm Systems
WightFibre

GROWTH BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD
Sponsored by James Cowper Kreston
PC Consultants
Real Employment Law Advice
WRS Systems

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD
Sponsored by Hovertravel
Innovative Physics
Structeam
Yokogawa Marex

SMALL BUSINESS AWARD
Sponsored by Liz Earle Beauty Co.
Briddlesford Farm
Brightbulb Design
Innovative Physics
PC Consultants
Wheelers Solicitors

A copy of the Business Awards for Excellence Terms & Conditions 2018 can be found here.

The categories are:

START UP BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD     

Sponsored by PC Consultants 

This award recognises exceptional growth and entrepreneurship from a new business and will reflect the first two to three years of its existence. Judges will be looking at how start-up was achieved, the strength of the business and how it has performed so far, as well as potential for future growth.
SMALL BUSINESS AWARD    

Sponsored by Liz Earle Beauty Co.           

 
This award recognises outstanding small businesses in any sector, employing up to 25 staff. Judges will be looking for enterprise and sustainable growth within your market or sector. They’ll also be looking at future strategy and potential for further growth.
THE MORRIS BARTON APPRENTICESHIP BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

Sponsored by Christopher Scott

This award recognises commitment from a business to developing their staff with Apprenticeship training. The award is open to all businesses of any size. Judges will be rewarding businesses that are investing in their teams – perhaps by taking on school leavers as Apprentices, or by upskilling existing staff with higher level apprenticeships. We’re looking for evidence of how your business is making Apprenticeships a key element of your growth strategy. We’re looking for examples of individual growth as well as how your apprentices have enabled your business to grow.
BUSINESS IN THE COMMUNITY AWARD   

Sponsored by Ascensos

This award recognises the contribution made to the wider community by any business during the last twelve months. We’re looking for businesses that are making a difference – of any size and scale. This could be by supporting charities, community projects, working with volunteers or leading awareness campaigns.
EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD       

Sponsored by Red Funnel

This award recognises exceptional levels of service and customer care. Judges will be looking at evidence of how the business goes above and beyond customer expectations, with strong customer care ethos and targets. We’ll also be looking at investment in training and how high standards of customer care have contributed to business growth.
GREEN INITIATIVE AWARD       

Sponsored by Gurit 

This award recognises commitment to the environment and to sustainability. We’re looking for businesses that are conscious of the way they are operate and are changing the way that they work. The judges will be looking for evidence of campaigns or investment with outcomes that could include reducing waste, lowering carbon footprint, new approaches to travel or commuting, changing the way customers or staff engage with the business, or investing in support for the natural environment.
TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION AWARD

Sponsored by Lifeline Alarm Systems

This award recognises businesses that are constantly moving forward – leading by example and using technology to make their business more successful. This might be an innovative new product that sets you apart from others in your sector; it might be an innovative approach to the way that your business operates, meaning that your business is growing by employing new technology and new methods. Judges will be looking for modern businesses that are looking to the future.
GROWTH BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

Sponsored by James Cowper Kreston

This award recognises exceptional expansion from a business. Judges will be looking for significant and sustained growth – in profit, in market share, in numbers of staff, in investment. We’re looking for evidence of the scale of growth, in a business of any size.
TOURISM BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD   

Sponsored by Visit Isle of Wight

This award recognises the strong performance of a business in the tourism sector. Judges will be looking for growth and a product that is enhancing the Island’s offer to visitors.
MANUFACTURING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

Sponsored by IFPL

This award recognises excellence in the manufacturing sector. The judges are looking for evidence of business growth based on successful, high quality products and designs.
MARKETING & PR AWARD 

Sponsored by Isle of Wight County Press

This award recognises businesses that use the media to tell their story to grow their business. The judges are looking for examples of campaigns that have made a difference to the way that your business performs. We’re looking for businesses that excel in the way that they communicate with their customers and the wider audience. Examples could include advertising, specific marketing campaigns, social media, public relations and business brand values. This award is open to all businesses. You might be a marketing business or you might be a business that has grown through the way that you market your business.
EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR AWARD      

Sponsored by IW College

 

This award recognises commitment to staff. We’re looking for evidence of a business that invests in its team, perhaps with staff rewards, training or long-service recognition. Judges will also look for evidence of how that investment is also good for the business holistically as well as levels of performance.
HOSPITALITY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD               

Sponsored by Wightlink

This award recognises the establishments that are excelling in the leisure and hospitality sector throughout the year. Judges will be looking for high standards of service and delivery in their field, which might be dining, accommodation, wellbeing, relaxation or a leisure experience.
RETAILER OF THE YEAR AWARD       

Sponsored by Steve Porter Transport

 

This award recognises a business in the retail sector with exceptional success. Judges will be looking for strong financial performance, distinctive product range and approach, with strong customer care.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD

Sponsored by Hovertravel

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 October 2018

Island Business October 2018

Events

november

20nov10:00 am1:00 pmBusiness Coaching Course with Alex Tana

22nov9:30 am4:00 pm50 Plus Start Me Up - Free One-Day Business Start Up Course

22nov9:30 am4:00 pmFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

30nov01decIW Chamber Business Awards for Excellence 2018 in association with Red Funnel

december

30nov01decIW Chamber Business Awards for Excellence 2018 in association with Red Funnel

07dec7:30 am9:30 amIW Chamber Business Breakfast at Albert Cottage

07dec7:00 pm10:00 pmIW Chamber Member Christmas Party

13dec9:30 am4:00 pmFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

13dec9:30 am4:00 pm50 Plus Start Me Up - Free One-Day Business Start Up Course

21dec1:30 pm5:00 pmSanta Special 2018

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