Six reasons to enter the Chamber Business Awards

Cumbrian businesses have until June 28th to enter the 2019 Chamber Business Awards, run by the British Chambers of Commerce.

But why would you bother?

Here are six good reasons:

  1. Winning a regional or national Chamber award will impress your customers and potential customers.
  2. Even if you don’t win, just making the final provides an opportunity for positive PR and publicity.
  3. Recognition boosts staff morale.
  4. Recognition helps to attract new employees – everyone wants to work for an award-winning business.
  5. The awards ceremony is a great networking opportunity where you can reward staff and entertain clients.
  6. The entry process is a chance to step back and evaluate your business with fresh eyes.

Rob Johnston, Chief Executive of Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, said: “We’d dearly love to see a Cumbrian business triumph this time around.

“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.”

The competition begins with a series of regional heats culminating in the national Gala Awards Dinner in London on November 28th.

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.

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Cumbria has enjoyed success in previous years.

TSP Engineering in Workington was a regional winner two years running. It won the ‘Commitment to People Development’ section in 2016 and then the ‘Health and Wellbeing’ category the year after.

Chief Executive John Coughlan said: “These awards bring credibility. Customers can see that our achievements have been recognised by an independent organisation.

“They also recognise the efforts that our staff put into the business. That helps spur them on and it encourages other people to come and work for us.  One of the good things about the Chamber awards is that they provide exposure on a national stage.”

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