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Last Chance to Apply for the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards 2016

BCCCA 15 098This week is the last chance for businesses to apply for the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards 2016, with the application deadline being on Friday 8th July at 3pm.

The Black Country Chamber is striving to double the size of the Black Country economy by 2023, with the success and continued growth of the local business community being an integral facet in helping us to achieve this aim. Furthermore, our Awards are an ideal platform upon which to showcase your company and celebrate your success, as we recognise those who truly contribute towards the local economy.

ASSA ABLOY, winner of the Innovation Award 2015, commented: “The Black Country Chamber Awards provides a great opportunity to celebrate the continued growth of local companies. We have some fantastic businesses within the Black Country, so to be nominated and win an accolade is a real achievement. We won the Manufacturer of the Year in 2011, and the Innovation Award in 2015 for our Keyless and Keyfree Smart Door Locks. It is very rewarding to see our commitment to innovation recognised and winning the award provides a further boost to company morale. Winning the category has also helped everyone to see just how much progress we have made in the last few years and has given us a real sense of pride in the achievement.”

This year we want to make the celebrations bigger and better with more businesses applying and in attendance. The Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner 2016 will take place on 18th November 2016 at Wolverhampton Racecourse.

This year’s categories include:

Best New Business
Sponsorship is still available. Please call 0330 024 0820 for details.
Did your company start trading on or after 1st January 2013? You should apply for this Award if your company has exceeded expectations at the start of your business life cycle.

Business Services Provider of the Year
Sponsorship is still available. Please call 0330 024 0820 for details.
Can you demonstrate a positive impact your company has had on the business of your clients?

Community Champion
Sponsored by: Midcounties Co-operative (Co-op Energy)
Are you a company, charity, or social enterprise that is committed to corporate social responsibility and having a positive impact on the local area?

Excellence in Customer Service
Sponsored by: ep professional
Does your organisation exceed in customer service and consistently maintain great standards?

Excellence in Manufacturing and Engineering
Sponsored by: Birmingham Airport
This Award is for your company if you excel in manufacturing or engineering performance. The judges will be looking at the processes in place that help you to achieve your success.

Exporter of the Year
Sponsored by: Wolverhampton Racecourse
Whether a new or experience exporter, you should enter this Award if you have achieved international growth, entered a new market, or overcome trade barriers.

Innovation and Technology Award
Sponsored by: ASSA ABLOY & Yale
Does your company use innovation or technology to differentiate yourselves from your competitors?

Small Business of the Year
Sponsored by: Birmingham City University
This is open to businesses that have been operating for 2 years or more and have between 1 to 25 employees.

Young Person or Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by: University of Wolverhampton  
Do you have an exceptional young employee (24 years or under)? Perhaps they may have overcome personal barriers or are already making a difference within your organisation?

Outstanding Achievement
Sponsorship is still available. Please call 0330 024 0820 for details.
The judges are keen to hear your special story. This Award celebrates the best in the Black Country.

You may apply for more than one award category and the awards are open to all members of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce.

Dates for your diary:

  • All entries must be received by 3pm on Friday 8th July 2016
  • Judging will take place in August 2016
  • Finalists will be announced in September 2016
  • Winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner on 18th November

To find out more details please visit the website at, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0330 024 0820.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support.

Sponsors are ASSA ABLOY & Yale, Birmingham Airport, Birmingham City University, ep professional, Midcounties Co-operative (Co-op Energy), University of Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton Racecourse.

Last modified on Tuesday, 05 July 2016 13:00

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