2020 Chippenham Business Awards now open for entries

By Nick Batten on 24 September, 2019

Entries for The Chippenham Business Awards – which are organised by Chippenham BID and sponsored by Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd – are now open.

The ceremony is the largest business to business event in Chippenham and has seen a huge growth in popularity since its debut in 2017.

All businesses within a five-mile radius of SN15 3HU are eligible to enter, and they can enter multiple categories. There is no fee, and entries are encouraged from businesses of all sizes and in all industries.

The awards is an opportunity for businesses to showcase what makes them unique, what they are proud of and how far they have come over the last year.

Manager of Chippenham BID, Kathryn Crosweller, said, “One of Chippenham BID’s aims is to promote the business opportunities available in Chippenham, showing that the town is a great location for new businesses and a good place for highly-skilled workers to seek employment. There is an enormous amount of diversity in the local area, and it is fantastic to be able to celebrate this through the Chippenham Business Awards.”

There is only one change to the entry categories this year; the introduction of ‘Micro Business of the Year.’

Kathryn continued, “One of the things Chippenham has in abundance is micro businesses, and most businesses start life with just one or two employees. We are looking forward to seeing entries from the smallest businesses in the area and pleased to provide this platform for them to promote themselves.”

Peter Butterfield, Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd, added, “We were pleased to be part of the 2019 Chippenham Business Awards and were proud to win two awards, including Chippenham Business of the Year. As the outgoing winner, we would really like to be able to pass on the baton to the overall winner of the 2020 Chippenham Business Awards, and we’re thrilled to be joining the event as title sponsor.”

The categories are:

  • Chippenham Business of the Year sponsored by Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Small Business of the Year sponsored by 24-7 Staffing
  • Charitable Business of the Year sponsored by Mander Duffill
  • Micro Business of the Year
  • Hospitality or Leisure Business of the Year sponsored by The Angel Hotel
  • Apprentice of the Year sponsored by Wiltshire College
  • Green Award sponsored by HPH Ltd
  • Best Place to Work Award sponsored by Avagio IT
  • Customer Service Award sponsored by Aaron and Jonathon Bewley Funeral Directors
  • Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Awdry Bailey & Douglas

The evening event, which will be held on 13th February 2020 at Neeld Community and Arts Centre, will start with a drinks reception sponsored by Huw Thomas Commercial, followed by a three-course dinner and then the awards ceremony.

For ticket information please visit www.chippenhambusinessawards.co.uk.

To discuss the final sponsorship opportunity, please contact info@chippenhambid.co.uk

Pictured above: Winners of the 2019 Chippenham Business Awards