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We are also delighted to confirm that Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce will play a greater role this year in the running and administration of the Awards. It has always been the intention of the Steering Committee to work closely with professional business organisations, and the experience and expertise of the Chamber will ensure that the awards continue to evolve and grow for the benefit of the business community.

The Steering Committee and Judging Panels will visit the shortlisted Finalists during October, with the Gala Awards Evening confirmed for Thursday 9th November, once again at the prestigious Pirelli Stadium, home of Burton Albion FC.

Key Dates

Monday 22nd July: Launch of awards, online entry forms available.

Fri 22nd Sept: Deadline for entries (5pm, must be on official online entry form).

Wed 27th Sept: Steering Committee review all entries & select finalists.

Thurs 28th Sept: Finalists announced, judging visits commence.

Mon 2nd Oct: Tickets on sale for finalists & guests.

Thurs 9th Nov: Gala Awards Evening at Pirelli Stadium, Burton on Trent

The Awards Categories & Finalists

There are 11 different categories that businesses and organisations can enter. Entries into multiple categories is encouraged, as long as sufficient evidence is provided. Businesses can enter into more than one category but each entry should be completed separately using the online entry form (which will be live from Monday 22nd July).

Most Promising Start-Up Business

Pro-Tech MOT and Automotive Academy
Bank Of Beers

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Small Business of the Year (less than 20 FTE’s)

Making Trails
Longcroft Boarding Kennels and Cattery
Chameleon School of Construction
Roundpeg Outdoor Buildings Ltd

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Medium Business of the Year (21-100 FTE’s)

Garden King Garden Centre
Home Instead

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Best Use of Innovation or Technology

Willshee’s Waste & Recycling Ltd
Devtank Ltd
Central Joinery Group

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Manufacturer of the Year

Hi Tech Fabrications Ltd
Devtank Ltd

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Best Customer Service Performance

Anoki Restaurant
Claire Reeves Counselling & Coaching Ltd
Wendy Haines Travel

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Leisure, Hospitality & Retail Award

Lowe’s on Carter Street
Keppel Gate Bed and Breakfast
TLC Bakery
Anoki Restaurant

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Young Employee or Apprentice of the Year

Ella Hall from Garden King Garden Centre

Liam Smith from Hi-Tech Fabrications

Marcus Holder from Devtank

Thomas Turner from E J Parker Services

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Rising Star Award

Nathan Barnett, Bank of Beers

Camille Hoskins, Beauty Boutique

John Bowering, Acorn Training

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Employer of the Year

MIH Solutions
Hi Tech Fabrications
Home Instead

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Business of the Year

The ultimate award of Business of the year is selected by the Steering Committee and judges from all the entries across all categories. The winner will be announced at the Awards Evening, and is recognition of truly outstanding business performance.

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