Applications for the Chamber Business Awards 2019 opened for entries two weeks ago, and I would like to wish good luck to the businesses who have already entered.

The awards, sponsored by FOLK2FOLK, are completely free for Members and Non-members to enter, with the opportunities that come alongside applying for the awards are invaluable: from raising your firm’s profile to boosting staff morale.

With two new categories, E-Commerce Business of the Year and Family Business of the Year, there is an award suitable for every business.

Finalists will be invited to the black tie awards ceremony on Thursday, July 4, at the Worcester Arena.

Each year we welcome more than 600 business people to share and celebrate the incredible success stories from businesses across the two counties, bringing together firms of all sectors and sizes.

Awards now open for entry

I am pleased to share that there is an exciting opportunity for a business to sponsor one of our new categories – Family Business of the Year.

This award is open to businesses of all sizes operating in any industry that is owned and run by at least two members of the family.

Entrants will need to show how they are preparing the next generation to ensure continued family ownership of the business.

Sponsors of this category will participate alongside other business leaders in the judging process, looking for an organisation that can demonstrate how the family business nature and values have contributed to success across the business.

If you would like more information about becoming a sponsor, or would be interested in viewing the complete sponsorship package, please contact our Awards team on

Finally, I would like to encourage the local business community to shout about their success and enter at least one of the awards available for this year’s accolades.

To view the full list of categories and to download an application form, visit our website at