The deadline is looming for Island businesses to enter for an Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Business Award
Entries must be received by Wednesday January 31st
Sponsored by WightFibre, the prestigious trophies will be handed out in May

The countdown is on for the Island’s most prestigious awards. The Island’s business community celebrates its success at the annual IW Chamber Business Awards. Don’t miss the deadline to submit your entry!

The awards are open to any Isle of Wight business. You don’t have to be a Chamber member. All entries must be received by close of play on January 31st.

“Every year these awards are hotly contested,” says Chamber CEO Steven Holbrook. “Winning isn’t easy and it’s a thrill each year to see so many brilliant entries, marking the achievements of the exceptional businesses that are based on the Island. We know that 2024 will be no different.

“Right now though, there really is everything to play for. We’re bracing ourselves for the traditional flood of entries, just before the deadline! There’s always an element of unpredictability with the awards, which is why you shouldn’t make any assumptions. The best advice I can give any business is simply to enter. If you’ve never submitted before, this could be your year.”

Presented at Cowes Yacht Haven on May 10th and sponsored once again by WightFibre, the Island’s most prestigious awards are judged by an impartial, independent judging panel. There are 16 categories including the brand new Creative Impact Award. The Hospitality Business of the year category is also now joined by the Tourism & Leisure Award.

“Our panel of independent judges is based on the Island, on the mainland and internationally,” Steven Holbrook explains. “Businesses will be judged on their year and on their submission, by a panel of impartial business experts. It’s a brilliant opportunity to tell your story and share your success.

“The clock really is ticking now. The deadline is just days away and – as ever- it won’t move. There will be no extensions and all entries must be received on time. Writing an awards entry can’t be rushed either. If you know you want to enter but you haven’t started your submission yet, I would urge you to do so as soon as possible. Don’t miss out!”

WightFibre CEO John Irvine adds: “WightFibre is delighted to support the Chamber in making the Chamber Business Awards THE highlight of the Island business calendar. This is the third year of our sponsorship and the Awards get bigger and better every year. The team at WightFibre encourages all business large and small to enter. You’ve got to be in it to win it!”

The categories in full:
Start Up Business of the Year – sponsored by PC Consultants
Entrepreneurship Award – sponsored by Liz Earle
Customer Service Award – sponsored by Red Funnel
Community Award – sponsored by Moore (South) LLP
Employer of the Year – sponsored by Diametric Technical Ltd
Training and Development Award – sponsored by JR Zone
Environment and Sustainability Award – sponsored by IFPL
Technology and Innovation Award – sponsored by Lifeline Alarms
Tourism and Leisure Business of the Year – sponsored by Visit Isle of Wight
Hospitality Business of the Year – sponsored by Cherry Godfrey
Manufacturing and Export Business of the Year – sponsored by GKN Aerospace
Creative Impact Award – sponsored by Medina Publishing
Business Social Impact Award – sponsored by WightFibre
Growth Business of the Year – sponsored by WRS Systems
Micro Business of the Year – sponsored by Gurit
Small Business of the Year – sponsored by Wightlink

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