FINALISTS have been revealed for this year’s Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

The awards look to celebrate excellence in business across the two counties, with 14 categories of awards for businesses to enter.

A Chamber of Commerce spokesman said: “The number of applications received this year exceeded expectations and were of an extremely high standard making this year the hardest to judge yet.

“The annual awards look to celebrate the variety of businesses in the two counties, and this year’s celebrations provided 14 categories for companies to enter.

“Free for Members and Non-members to apply, the opportunities that come alongside entering an award are invaluable including a great boost to staff morale, a powerful tool to raise your profile and a way to stand out against your competitors.”

Once the shortlisting process is complete, guests will be invited to the awards ceremony on July 4 at the Worcester Arena.

Last year, training firm ISO Quality Services Ltd, based in St John's, won the award for Excellence in Customer Service, the firm has been nominated for an award again this year, being up for the Excellence in Professional Services Award.

Speaking about the win, managing director Jennifer Semini said: “Chamber Awards are notoriously competitive.

"After five unsuccessful years, I was almost ready to throw in the towel.

" Fortunately, I persevered and we won the Excellence in Customer Service category at our sixth attempt.

"Now, a year later, we’re honoured to be shortlisted again, this time for the Excellence in Professional Services Award.

"We were last shortlisted for this in 2017 when we were highly commended.

"I’m hopeful that our excellent customer feedback, including Google reviews, will help us win."

She added: “The Awards are so highly regarded that I encourage other Chamber members to enter.

"I’ve even given a talk this year about the importance of entering business awards, including the Chamber’s, because I know first-hand that winning such awards gives your company instant credibility.”

Full list of awards and finalists:

Best Use of Technology, sponsored by TechTeam

• Areca Design Ltd

• Level Peaks Associates

• Material Solutions

• Senecto Ltd

Employer of the Year, sponsored by University of Worcester


• Focus Ecology

• Level Peaks Associates

• Pinstone Communications Ltd

• Rotherwood Group

Excellence in Customer Service, sponsored by Handelsbanken

• Central Roofing and Building Services Ltd

• Environmental Management Solutions

• Kingspan Insulation


• Spire South Bank Hospital

• Think Rethink Ltd

Excellence in Innovation, sponsored by Malvern Hills Science Park

• Indra Renewable Technologies Ltd

• Level Peaks Associates

• Malvern Panalytical Limited

• Rotherwood Group

Excellence in Professional Services Award, sponsored by Worcestershire County Council

• 3WH

• Ballards LLP

• Environmental Management Solutions

• Focus Ecology

• ISO Quality Services Ltd

Exporter of the Year, sponsored by Malvern Panalytical

• Allteko Limited

• Allvalves Online Limited

• Level Peaks Associates

• Shires Equestrian

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

• Bishop Fleming

• Malvern Hills and Wychavon District Councils

• Sanctuary Group

• Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd

High Growth Business of the Year, sponsored by Hewett Recruitment


• Level Peaks Associates

• Malvern Panalytical Limited


• Simple Design Works Limited

Manufacturer of the Year, sponsored by QinetiQ

• Heller Machine Tools

• Kingspan Limited

• Synthotec Limited

• Witley Jones Furniture

Micro Business of the Year, sponsored by Worcestershire Business Central

• Brightest Bulb

• Brinsop Court

• Focus Ecology

• Ltd

• Surf Tech IT Ltd

Most Promising New Business, sponsored by mfg Solicitors LLP

• AV Actuators Ltd

• Bright & Beautiful

• Joshua Robert Recruitment Ltd

• Redwood Search

• Studio Fourteen Interiors Limited

Small Business of the Year, sponsored by Orchard Valley Foods

• Dawleys

• GreenLighting Ltd

• Chloros Environmental Ltd

• Indra Renewable Technologies Ltd

• Level Peaks Associates

• Rock Power Connections Ltd

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

• Allvalves Online Limited

• Gemporia


NEW – Family Business of the Year, sponsored by Harrison Clark Rickerbys

• AA Salt Services Ltd

• arrangeMY

• Green Cow Kitchens

• Paul Rabbette Ltd

• Shires Equestrian