Entries now open for Chippenham BID Business Awards 2018

By Nick Batten on 2 October, 2017

On February 22 2018, the BID Business Awards will return to Chippenham at the Neeld Community and Arts Centre to “celebrate the successes of local Chippenham businesses.”

Chippenham BID – an initiative which allows businesses within the ‘BID area’ pay an additional levy which is used to better manage and promote the area – claims it is “looking forward” to hosting the return of the event.

According to Chippenham BID, the awards – which are sponsored by Wiltshire  Solicitors, Awdry Bailey and Douglas – offer the chance for local businesses to “reflect on their achievements, celebrate what they have achieved with their peers and colleagues and send the message to the wider community that Chippenham is a great place to do business.”

Tom Paget, an associate solicitor at Awdry Bailey and Douglas, said, “Awdry Bailey and Douglas is delighted to be returning as the main sponsor of the Chippenham Business Awards 2018. The last awards ceremony was a tremendous success and we were privileged to spend the evening celebrating with many great businesses and individuals.”

Any business within a 5-mile radius of SN15 3HU is encouraged to enter free of charge. The categories include Chippenham Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Independent Business of the Year and Professional Services Provider of the Year. There will also be a Lifetime Achievement Award, for a businessperson who has made a considerable, profitable and lasting contribution to business in Chippenham and the surrounding areas over a period of at least 20 years. To find out more about the 11 categories and for information on how to enter please visit chippenhambusinessawards.co.uk.

Rachael Youd, manager of Chippenham BID, said, “This is the second successive year for the Chippenham Business awards and the Chippenham BID is extremely proud to be hosting the event again in 2018. The awards recognise business excellence across Chippenham. We are hoping for even more entries this year and urge local businesses to submit their entry at the earliest opportunity.”

If you are interested in sponsoring a category at the Chippenham Business Awards, which includes a place on the judging panel and tickets to the awards evening, please contact the Chippenham BID team via info@chippenhambid.co.uk

Pictured above: the winners of the 2017 awards earlier this year