The British Chambers of Commerce has launched the 2019 Chamber Business Awards – and we’re hoping that at least one Cumbrian business will triumph this time around.
The competition is one of the showpiece events of the business calendar, recognising and promoting the best of British business through a series of regional heats culminating in a Gala Awards Dinner, which takes place in London on November 28th.
Entries are open until Friday June 28th. For more information click here.
Rob Johnston, Chief Executive of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, said: “We’d dearly love to see a Cumbrian business triumph this time around.
“We know that there’s a wealth of entrepreneurial talent in the county and we need to share those success stories to show outsiders what a great place Cumbria is to do business.
“The Chamber Awards can bring positive, free, publicity on a regional and ultimately a national stage. I’d urge businesses to enter. You have absolutely nothing to lose.”
There are nine categories covering exports, small business, people development, technology, high-growth, customer service, family business, e-commerce and health and wellbeing.
Entries are restricted to members of affiliated Chambers, such as Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, except for the e-commerce category which is open to any business including non-members.
The regional winners will be announced on September 23rd.
Cumbria has enjoyed some success in previous years.
TSP Engineering in Workington was a regional winner two years running in 2016 and 2017 while Purple Cherry Coffee Shop, also in Workington, was a regional winner in the ‘young person’ category, since discontinued, in 2014.