Applications for the annual Chamber Business Awards will open tomorrow at 9am, and local businesses are encouraged to enter at least one of the 14 categories available for this year’s accolades.

The awards, sponsored by FOLK2FOLK, are a main highlight in the business calendar and celebrate the achievements of the local business community. This year, the lavish awards ceremony will once again take place at the Worcester Arena on Thursday, July 4.

The Chamber is delighted to announce the addition of two new categories for 2019’s awards, E-Commerce Business of the Year, sponsored by Air Products, and Family Business of the Year. Companies are welcome to enter more than one category before applications close on Friday, March 29, at 4pm.

The categories for this year’s awards are:

Best Use of Technology, sponsored by TechTeam

Employer of the Year, sponsored by University of Worcester

Excellence in Customer Service, sponsored by Handelsbanken

Excellence in Innovation, sponsored by Malvern Hills Science Park

Exporter of the Year, sponsored by Malvern Panalytical

Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace, sponsored by Proton Partners International

High Growth Business of the Year, sponsored by Hewett Recruitment

Manufacturer of the Year, sponsored by QinetiQ

Micro Business of the Year, sponsored by Worcestershire Business Central

Most Promising New Business, sponsored by mfg Solicitors LLP

Small Business of the Year, sponsored by Orchard Valley Foods

Excellence in Professional Services Award, sponsored by Worcestershire County Council

E-Commerce Business of the Year, sponsored by Air Products

Family Business of the Year

All winners of Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards will be automatically entered into the Business of the Year Award. This award is sponsored by FOLK2FOLK and will crown the winner of winners for 2019.

To download an application form, please visit