Inspire Business Awards to highlight pandemic success stories

By Ben Carey on 4 October, 2021

Wessex Chamber of Commerce’s business advisory service Inspire has announced the launch of the Inspire Business Awards.

Open to businesses across the South West, including those in Swindon and Wiltshire, the Awards are set to showcase a diverse range of business success stories from across the region.

The Awards will be somewhat different from those held in pre-pandemic times. Some categories will focus specifically on the achievements of businesses in responding to the challenges faced since March 2020.

Other categories will focus on some of the forthcoming challenges businesses will face including the sustainability agenda and the need to work towards a lower carbon economy.

The categories for the Inspire Business Awards are:

  • Business of the year 25 employees
  • Business of the year 10-24 employees
  • Business who has excelled in delivering Customer Excellence
  • Business who has led the way in Export and International Trade
  • Business with the most impressive progress towards Net Zero
  • Manufacturer of the year
  • Best Advisory Firm in terms of Client impact
  • Food Business of the year
  • Most innovative hospitality business in recovering from the effects of the pandemic
  • Best new product or service brought to market during the pandemic
  • Business with the most positive impact on their community since March 2020

Prizes for the winners will include one year’s fully-funded access to one of Inspire’s experienced Non-Executive Directors.

Rob Perks, Executive Chairman at Inspire, said, “I am pleased and excited to be announcing these unique awards. Unique because of the transforming power of the prizes and the support available to every entrant.

“The Awards will enable great businesses to shout about their achievements during the last incredibly difficult 18 months but will also enter them into a process which will take their businesses on to even greater success.” 

The Awards are now open for entries. For more information visit the Inspire Business Awards webpage