Enterprising Wiltshire Awards search for the county’s best exporters

By Anita Jaynes on 13 November, 2015

Inspire by Wessex Chambers are marking national Export Week (9-13 November) to up their search for Wiltshire’s best exporting business. A category in the fourth annual Enterprising Wiltshire Awards which were launched in September of this year. Companies wishing to enter have until 31 January 2016 to submit their applications.

The exporting award 2016 is being sponsored by Coombe Castle International, a previous Enterprising Wiltshire Award winner.  Darren Larvin, managing director said: “Coombe Castle International is delighted to sponsor the export category of the prestigious Enterprising Wiltshire Awards.  As a previous winner we know the awards are a great way of recognising the wonderful and diverse businesses we have here in the county.”

Rob Perks, CEO Inspire, added “UKTI’s Export Week presents a great opportunity for businesses looking to grow their business to reach out to new markets. The awards are a great way to raise the profile of any business with ambition to export their products and services by entering for the export category. Inspire are working in Partnership with UKTI to support businesses in Wiltshire to grow overseas markets for their products and advice and information is only a phone call away.”

Coombe Castle International will be joined by other awards sponsors including, Milsted Langdon for the Young Entrepreneur Award, The Enterprise Network for the Small Business award, Old Mill for Most Innovative Product/Service, Wiltshire College for the Apprentice Employer award and Monahans for the Manufacturing award.

The latest sponsor to sign up is Giant Peach for the Green category.  James Read founder said: “We wanted to sponsor the Green Award because sustainability in business is key to everyone’s future. Our vision at Giant Peach is to make a difference and we do that by partnering with brands that are changing the world.”

Winners of the eight categories will each receive a cash prize of £1,500 provided by Wiltshire Council. The Business of the Year will receive an additional £500, bringing its total prize to £2,000, but most importantly a comprehensive package of business support, advice and networking opportunities provided by Inspire.

Tickets for the prestigious gala dinner and ceremony are now on sale at an early-bird price and they can be purchased through Inspire. The ceremony will take place on the 18 March 2016.

Businesses have until 31 January 2016 to enter the awards. Entry is by completing a straight-forward online form available at www.inspirebiz.co.uk. For more information call 01225 355553.