WCNW Chamber Recognition Awards

Chamber Recognition Awards

Has your business shown exceptional growth over the last 12 months? Or has one of your young employees or apprentices shone throughout the year? Enter our Chamber Recognition Awards for a chance to be recognised across our region.

Every year we recognise Chamber members that have excelled over the last 12 months at our Annual Ball’s Chamber Recognition Awards Ceremony. This year is no different with six awards open for members to nominate their business:

Power Solutions Award for Customer Excellence - Sponsored by Power Solutions

Recognising organisations with a focus on customer service and care, this award has been designed for businesses who can demonstrate excellence and commitment in the ever-important area of customer service.

The company must demonstrate:

  • A robust customer service strategy and evidence of how this is implemented
  • Evidence of a strong business performance
  • How customer care is tied into staff development plans and how this has driven business growth.
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Business of the Year Award – Sponsored by Ellis & Co Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers

This is the premier award for businesses in West Cheshire & North Wales and is open to companies of any size, working in any commercial or industrial sector.

The company must demonstrate:

  • A successful track record of excellence and achievement;
  • Measurable growth, increased trading profit, new product/service development or new production techniques.
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Start-Up Business of the Year Award – Sponsored by Umbrella Marketing Team and Armadillo Events

This award is open to businesses that have been trading for less than 2 years and seeks to recognise the determination and hard work of entrepreneurs across West Cheshire & North Wales.

The company must demonstrate:

  • Passion, vision and capacity for realising this vision;
  • Sound research and planning, with a focus on future growth;
  • Creative thinking and problem solving;
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Young Person/Apprentice of the Year Award – Sponsored by Heyland Recruitment

This award is to highlight the exceptional contribution of a young person or an apprentice to the success and growth of a business based in West Cheshire and North Wales.

This award is also open to young entrepreneurs who have established a level of business success that belies their age.

The nominated person should demonstrate:

  • They have developed and grown their skill set.
  • Made a significant contribution to the business.
  • Enthusiasm, dedication and a positive attitude.
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Export & International Trade Award – Sponsored by Excello Law

This award recognises the strength of exporters in West Cheshire & North Wales. Entrants for this award must stand out from the crowd on the international stage and demonstrate that they have generated significant and/or sustained increases in their export activity.

The company must demonstrate:

  • The level of exports when compared to the size and sector of the organisation
  • The barriers that have been overcome e.g. languages
  • The degree to which products/services are new and markets non-traditional
  • Innovative approaches to establishing and entering new markets
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Business Growth Award – Sponsored by NatWest Business Banking

This award is open to businesses of all sizes and recognises those that have experienced exceptional growth in sales, profit, market share, jobs or international trade. Judges will be looking for an organisation that can demonstrate the highest levels of growth with a strong plan for sustainable financial performance.

The company must demonstrate:

  • Significant growth and/or expansion
  • Innovative products, services, applications and/or operations
  • Financial performance
  • Plans for further growth and/or expansion
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There are a further two awards that are chosen Chamber Members and the Member’s Focus Group which are as follows:

Members Choice Award – Sponsored by Insignia Resourcing Limited



Made a Difference Award – Sponsored by The Alternative Board




Deadline for Submissions is Friday 25th August 2017 at 23:59

Please note the Recognition Awards are only open to Chamber Members

Once the deadline has passed all nominations will be reviewed by the Chamber Member Focus Group with businesses shortlisted for the awards notified by Friday 1st September.