WCNW Chamber Recognition Awards 2019

Every year we recognise Chamber members that have excelled over the last 12 months at our Annual Ball’s Chamber Recognition Awards Ceremony.

The Chamber awards have been designed to ensure that our members receive the recognition that they deserve for their hard work over the previous year. The process is very simple and you can enter by following the below links from 12th July.

Please note that entries close at 11:45pm on Friday 20th September, any submissions after this date will not be considered. If you have any questions about the awards please email info@wcnwchamber.org.uk.

With thanks to our Headline Sponsors – Protos Networks

Protos Networks Award for Digital Innovation - Sponsored by Protos Networks

Recognising organisations with a focus on digital innovation, this award has been designed for businesses who can demonstrate that they have embraced digitisation and have used technology to increase their profitability.

The company must demonstrate:

  • Clear demonstration of embracing digitisation.
  • Use of technology to increase profitability.
  • Measurable increase in the output of services or products.
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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 Zodeq Ltd

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 and capacity for realising their 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 Altimex Ltd and MJ Lighting Ltd

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 Ashton Consulting

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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Made a Difference Award - Sponsored by Cimteq

This award recognises a business, or one of their employees, that have made a difference to the social well-being of their local community. This could be through volunteer and charity work or by any means where the business or employee has gone above and beyond to support their community.

The company or individual must demonstrate;

  • The aims of the project or initiative that they have been involved in.
  • Rationale or reasons for doing it.
  • Activities undertaken.
  • The impact that you or your company’s activities has had on your local community.
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Customer Excellence Award - Sponsored by Liverpool John Lennon Airport

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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Young Chamber Award - Sponsored by Whittingham Ridell

As we progress further into our Young Chamber Programme, we look forward to celebrating the achievements of Young Chamber students and the involvement of one of our Young Chamber schools over the previous year.

The winner of this award will be announced on the evening of our Annual Ball and Recognition Awards 2019!

Please note the Recognition Awards are only open to Chamber Members. For information on joining, click here.

*The winners will be announced at our Annual Ball and Awards Ceremony which takes place on 16th November 2019 at Chester Racecourse.