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Black Country Chamber of Commerce Launches 2017 Awards

BCCCA16 131The Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards 2017 have been officially launched, celebrating the best in business from across the region.

The Black Country Chamber celebrated the fantastic businesses in the region last year with a sell out Awards Dinner, and this year is set to be even bigger with more Awards on offer. In addition, the Chamber is working closely with the British Chambers of Commerce so that businesses who apply for certain awards will also be entered into the regional and national Awards. These Awards are an ideal platform upon which to showcase your company and celebrate your success, as we recognise those who contribute towards the local economy.

This year we have increased the number of Awards, allowing us to celebrate more businesses and shout about the great work that is happening across the Black Country. The winners will be announced at the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner, which will take place on 17th November 2017 at Wolverhampton Racecourse.

Please note, the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards 2017 are now open for entry and the deadline to apply is 3pm on Friday 30th June 2017.

This year’s Award categories include:


Best New Business

Sponsored by: University of Wolverhampton
Did your company start its business on or after 1st January 2015? You should apply for this Award if your company has exceeded expectations at the start of the business life cycle.


Best Use of Social Media*

Sponsorship is still available. Please call 0330 024 0820 for details.
Can you demonstrate the use of a social media campaign to support your company and highlight the key purpose and objectives?


Best Use of Technology*

Sponsorship is still available. Please call 0330 024 0820 for details.
Does your company use innovation or technology to differentiate yourselves from your competitors?


Commitment to People Development*

Sponsorship is still available. Please call 0330 024 0820 for details.
How does your company approach the learning and development of employees to improve your business?


Community Champion

Sponsorship is still available. Please call 0330 024 0820 for details.
Are you committed to corporate social responsibility and having a positive impact on the local area?


Excellence in Customer Service*

Sponsorship is still available. Please call 0330 024 0820 for details.
Does your organisation exceed in customer service and consistently maintain great standards?


Excellence in Manufacturing & Engineering

Sponsored by: FBC Manby Bowdler LLP
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.


Export Business of the Year*

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


High Growth Business of the Year*

Sponsorship is still available. Please call 0330 024 0820 for details.
You should apply for this award if your company has shown considerable growth and is looking to grow further.


Service 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?


Small Business of the Year*

Sponsorship is still available. Please call 0330 024 0820 for details.
This Award is for a small company that has excelled in their field and continues to grow and prosper.


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

*These Awards are also British Chambers of Commerce Awards and entries will automatically be entered for regional and national Awards.

Furthermore, the Black Country Chamber are also supporting two more Awards which are by nomination only. These two awards are in memory of Tony Andrews, an enterprise adviser who was well respected by peers and clients alike, and his colleagues and friends would like to recognise local business creation and support via these two awards:


Tony Andrews Enterprise Award

This is for a pre-start that has engaged with one of the enterprise organisations (from January 2016 to end March 2017) that are now an established business.


Enterprise Adviser Award

Any adviser nominated by any pre-starts that engaged with one of the enterprise organisations (from January 2016 to end March 2017) that are now an established business.


You may apply for more than one award category and the awards are open to all members of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce for free and to non-members at a fee.

Dates for your diary:

  • All entries must be received by 3pm on Friday 30th June 2017
  • Judging will take place in August 2017
  • Finalists will be announced in September 2017
  • Winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner on 17th November

To find out more details, and to apply for one of our awards, please visit the website at www.blackcountrychamber.co.uk/bcc-events/black-country-chamber-of-commerce-awards, 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: FBC Manby Bowdler LLP, intu Merry Hill, University of Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton Racecourse.

Last modified on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 14:52

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