SIX hundred business people gathered at the University of Worcester Arena last week to celebrate the Chamber Business Awards 2018, sponsored by Sanlam.

Sharon Smith, Chief Executive of H&W Chamber, welcomed guests to the evening before host David Meade returned to the stage to host the event for the second year running.

David entertained the crowd with his humour, and led the way in congratulating this year’s winners...

Several finalists were also recognised this year with the Highly Commended Award, these businesses included; drp Group (High Growth Business of the Year), Focus Ecology (Excellence in Professional Services), Land Rover Experience Eastnor (Excellence in Customer Service), One Creative Environments Ltd (Best Use of Technology), REHAU Limited (Excellence in Innovation), Rock Power Connections Ltd (Small Business of the Year) and Worcester Bosch (Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace).

Whilst celebrating the incredible success stories from businesses across the two counties, guests took part in a selfie competition, sponsored by EBC Group, for a chance to win a gin hamper for their table. Attendees also took part in an exciting raffle to generate funds for The Prince’s Trust, the evening raised £2,125 for the local charity – with Barclay’s providing £1,000 of match funding to bring the grand total to £3,125!

The Chamber would like to thank all the sponsors for the Chamber Business Awards 2018, including all category sponsors and; Sanlam, EBC Group, TechTeam, F8Creates, Keepmoat Homes, Neoperl, Worcestershire LEP, Newsquest, drp, Worcester Racecourse, Warwickshire College Group, Tyrrells, Worcestershire Business Central and our raffle prize sponsors.