Chippenham Business Awards return for 2020

By Anita Jaynes on 11 September, 2019

Chippenham Business Improvement District (BID) have announced the town’s business awards are returning next year, with Alliance Pharmaceuticals as title sponsor.

The Chippenham Business Awards, which take place in February each year, is the largest business event in Chippenham and is now entering its fourth year. The number and calibre of entries has grown each year, and it is now firmly part of the annual calendar for businesses in Chippenham and the surrounding area. Entries are welcomed from within a five-mile radius of Chippenham’s high street and 2019’s event saw an increase of 24% on the previous year’s entries; growing in both the number of entries and the number of businesses applying.

Manager of Chippenham BID, Kathryn Crosweller said, “It is so exciting that Alliance Pharmaceuticals have come on board as the title sponsor for the first time this year. This is a large, well respected company with its headquarters in Chippenham and to have their support reinforces the significance of an event that is about celebrating the achievements of local businesses in an increasingly difficult environment for many.”

Alliance Pharmaceuticals is a publicly owned international healthcare business listed on AIM, part of the London Stock Exchange. They started trading in 1998 and have grown strongly to an annual turnover over £130 million. At the heart of the business is a diverse team of dedicated, enthusiastic and experienced professionals working together to provide much needed medicines and healthcare products around the world. Alliance Pharmaceuticals’ modern offices are located in the heart of Chippenham, and they also have offices in Paris, Milan, Madrid, Cary (North Carolina), Düsseldorf, Dublin, Shanghai and Singapore.

Peter Butterfield, Chief Executive Officer at Alliance Pharmaceuticals said, “We were pleased to be part of the 2019 Chippenham Business Awards last year and were proud to win two awards, including Chippenham Business of the Year. Chippenham is really important to us, as our Headquarters, and our building particularly so with its fine heritage as the landmark Nestle factory in Chippenham. 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.”

As part of their ongoing work to support Chippenham, Alliance Pharmaceuticals will also be opening its doors once again on the morning of 21stSeptember 2019 for Heritage Open Day to give residents and visitors the chance to learn more about their headquarters, Avonbridge House, a distinctive building from Chippenham’s industrial past that has been employing people in Chippenham for 145 years and today is home to Alliance Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Chippenham Business Awards 2020 has also received a range of support from both returning and new sponsors including 24-7 Staffing, Aaron and Jonathon Bewley Funeral Directors, Awdry Bailey & Douglas, HPH Ltd., Huw Thomas Commercial, Best Western Angel Hotel and Wiltshire College. There are some sponsorship opportunities still available; to find out more

Entries for Chippenham Business Awards 2020 are now open until 13th February 2020. To submit your entry and to find out more click here.

Pictured above: Alliance Pharmaceuticals collecting their Chippenham Business of the Year 2019 Award.