The Island’s most prestigious awards will be presented on May 10th at Cowes Yacht Haven. Entries will open on Thursday 30th November and must be received by Wednesday 31st January.
Has your business got something to celebrate? Has 2023 been a winning year for you and your team? Could you be taking home a highly prizes IW Chamber Business Award in a few months?
To stand the chance of winning, you’ll need to enter one of sixteen categories, including the launch of the bran new Creative Impact Award. This year also sees the Hospitality Business of the year category joined by the Tourism & Leisure Award.
“The IW Chamber Business Awards really set the standard on the Isle of Wight,” says Chamber CEO Steven Holbrook. “Every year they are hotly contested, and the Island’s business community makes things difficult for our panel of independent judges, who are based on the Island, on the mainland and internationally.
“Businesses will be judge on their year and on their submission, by a panel of impartial business experts. Each year our shortlist spotlights the success of the Island’s economy and I’m sure 2024 will be no different. If you’ve never submitted before, this could be your year. Think carefully about the right categories to enter for and tell your story well, supported by the data that the judges will need to see. I’d urge every business to consider entering – to celebrate their own success and also to encourage analytical thinking and self-reflection. Entering for an award is a great way to measure and assess your business’ strengths and successes.”
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 Hillbans Pest Control
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
Creative Impact Award – sponsored by Medina Publishing
Business Social Impact Award – sponsored by WightFibre
Growth Business of the Year – sponsored by WRS Systems