There are now just three weeks to go until we celebrate the annual Chamber Business Awards, sponsored by FOLK2FOLK, at the University of Worcester Arena.

The prestigious awards put a spotlight on businesses in Herefordshire and Worcestershire of all sectors and sizes. For this year’s celebrations, there were a total of 14 categories for companies to enter, introducing two brand new awards including E-Commerce Business of the Year and Family Business of the Year.

I am very much looking forward to welcoming more than 600 business people to the black tie event to congratulate the award winners and runners-up, and to enjoy the entertainment on offer throughout the evening.

The opportunities that come with entering an award are truly invaluable, and are a fantastic way to raise your business profile and say ‘thank you’ to your hard working employees.

All finalists of the Chamber Business Awards 2019 are automatically entered into the national British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Awards if there is a corresponding category. Last year, six businesses from Herefordshire and Worcestershire were crowned as winners in the West Midlands’ heat of the Chamber Business Awards 2018.

ETL Systems Limited, Kingspan Insulation, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, OLPRO, Phoenix Group and Worcestershire Training Provider Association all went on to represent the counties nationally – with Phoenix Group winning the national Workplace Wellbeing Award.

To view the full list of finalists, please go to